Monday, August 27, 2007

Pg. 99: J.A. Konrath's "Dirty Martini"

Today's feature at the Page 99 Test: J.A. Konrath's Dirty Martini.

About the book, from the publisher:
In Whiskey Sour, Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels hunted down a killer dubbed “The Gingerbread Man.” In Bloody Mary, she busted a psychopath with a penchant for dismemberment. In Rusty Nail, it was a serial killer with a doozy of a family tree. And now, in Dirty Martini, Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who’s poisoning the city’s food supply. Can she catch him -- and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham’s surprise proposal -- without destroying both her reputation and her sanity?
Among the early praise for Dirty Martini:
"Konrath's fourth drink-inspired mystery to feature Lt. Jacqueline Jack Daniels (after 2006's Rusty Nail) is a particularly potent mix of equal parts mirth and mayhem with a dash of sex and a twist (or two) of plot. His latest should be taken straight, no chaser needed."
--Publishers Weekly

"Konrath ratchets up the suspense until readers don't dare stop flipping the pages. A solid success for those who like to mix comedy and grit."

"Mix witty repartee with edge-of-your-chair suspense, over-the-top killing devices, and action that never takes a breather, and you have Konrath's latest white-knuckle thriller. Not to be missed."
--Library Journal
Read an excerpt from Dirty Martini and learn more about J.A. Konrath and his writing.

The Page 99 Test: Dirty Martini.

--Marshal Zeringue