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Bloody Mary: A Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mystery

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A book by J. A. Konrath

Konrath's predictable sequel toWhiskey Sour(2004) is no more original than its predecessor. When two arms, sans body, turn up at a Chicago morgue, Det. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is surprised to discover that the mysterious limbs are joined … see full wiki

Author: J. A. Konrath
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Hyperion
1 review about Bloody Mary: A Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels...

Overly predictible but saved by the author's writing...

  • Aug 20, 2010
I had high hopes for Bloody Mary but I fear it has the "curse of book two" (see my previous post). I loved the first book and was amazed at such a great job the author did. Let me say that I didn't hate it, but I was expecting a bit more from it. The storyline was great, but it was SO obvious from the start who the murderer was. I was thinking there was surely going to be a twist or something.

Where it left me all together was Jack's personal life. I felt like we didn't get to see her character develop as much as we should have been able to and we didn't get to see her life progress as much as it should. The mom moving was odd, the suitor even more so. I'm hoping, based on what I've been told, that the 3rd book will be much better. I sure hope so, it's already waiting on me to read it in the next little bit.

Where the book redeems itself is in the author's writing. Mr. Konrath is a true artist. For that reason alone, don't let me sway you from reading this one if you enjoyed Whiskey Sour (and do read that!). I have faith that book 3 is going to be a little more mysterious and we'll get to see Jack moving forward again.

A definite read for those that enjoy this genre.

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