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Whiskey Sour


Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself 'The Gingerbread Man' is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.

While avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again... and Jack is next on his murder list.

Whiskey Sour is the first book in the bestselling Jack Daniels series, full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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Bloody Mary


Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Stir in a psychopath with an unique mental condition that programs him to kill. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary—the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.

When Jack receives a report of an excess of body parts appearing at the Cook County Morgue, she hopes it's only a miscount. It's not. Even worse, these extra limbs seem to be accessorized with Jack's handcuffs.

Someone has plans for Jack. Very bad plans. Plans that involve everything and everyone that she cares about.

Jack must put her train wreck of a personal life on hold to catch an elusive, brilliant maniac—a maniac for whom getting caught is only the beginning...

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Rusty Nail


Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder.

Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait—each was involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she's ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization—serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills. This is Jack Daniels's third, and most exciting, adventure yet.

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Dirty Martini


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. But that's just the start of what he has planned, because he's aiming to kill fifty thousand people in the single biggest act of terrorism the US has ever seen. Can she stop him—and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham's surprise proposal—without destroying both her reputation and her sanity?

Join Jack, her partner Herb, and her nemesis Harry McGlade, for her fourth, and greatest, case so far.

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Serial Killers Uncut

(with Blake Crouch)

A gigantic double novel featuring 21 different serial killers...

For everyone who thinks the bad guys are so much more fun to read than the good guys, this is a book just for you. The definitive volume containing every major villain from the Crouch/Kilborn/Konrath Universe is here.

SERIAL KILLERS UNCUT

This epic work, over two years in the making, contains Serial Killers Uncut, Killers, Birds of Prey, Crouch's Break You, an interview with the authors, and more.

There are twenty-one serial killers featured in this book: Lucy and Donaldson from Serial, Orson and Luther from Desert Places, Locked Doors, and Break You, Mr. K from Shaken, Alex and Charles Kork from Whiskey Sour and Rusty Nail, Isaiah from Abandon, Taylor from Afraid, Javier from Snowbound, and many, many more.

There are some good guys too, including Andrew Z. Thomas (Desert Places, Locked Doors), Jack Daniels (Whiskey Sour, Shaken), Violet King (Locked Doors, Break You), Tequila (Shot of Tequila), and Clayton Theel (Draculas).

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Fuzzy Navel


Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack ever arrested, killed herself while in jail.

But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about... and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all.

Trapped in her house with a psycho and everyone she cares about, and unable to leave because she's surrounded by snipers, the next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something.

Fuzzy Navel is Jack's fifth adventure, perfect for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.

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Cherry Bomb


At the end of Fuzzy Navel, J. A. Konrath surprised readers with an agonizing cliffhanger: One of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels's loved ones is dead. But who? Readers were left clamoring to know more.

Cherry Bomb, the sixth Jack Daniels mystery, opens at the funeral. While Jack stands graveside, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings. It's the killer, escaped maniac Alex Kork, taunting Jack, drawing her ever further into a twisted game of cat and mouse. Because while Alex is more than willing to kill random victims, Jack is her true prey. But which woman wants revenge more?

Cherry Bomb is J. A. Konrath's most gripping novel of suspense yet—filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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Shaken


Chicago cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has chased, and caught, dozens of dangerous criminals over the course of her career. But she's about to meet her match.

When Jack wakes up in a storage locker, bound and gagged, she knows with chilling certainty who her abductor is.

He's called "Mr. K." More than two hundred homicides have been attributed to him. His victims have died in the most horrible ways imaginable. He's the essence of evil. Some think he's just an urban legend. But he's real. Jack has tangled with him twice in the past, and both times he managed to slip away.

Now Jack will finally have a chance to confront the maniac she's been hunting for over twenty-five years. Unfortunately, it won't be on her terms. In less than two hours, Mr. K is going to do to Jack what he's done to countless others. And Jack is going to learn that sometimes the good guys don't win...

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Shot Of Tequila


A GUTSY ROBBERY

Several million bucks, stolen from the mob...

A PERFECT FRAME

All caught on video, with no chance of redemption...

A RED HOT RECIPE FOR RAMPAGING REVENGE

Now one man must face the entire Chicago Outfit, a group of hardened Mafia enforcers, a psychotic bookie, the most dangerous hitman on earth, and Detective Jacqueline Daniels...

His name is Tequila. And he likes those odds.

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Stirred

(with Blake Crouch)

Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has seen humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. She's lost loved ones. Come close to death countless times. But she always manages to triumph over evil. Luther Kite is humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. He's committed unthinkable acts. Taken human life for the sheer pleasure of it. He is a monster among monsters, and no one has ever caught him. Each is the best at what they do. Peerless. Unmatched.

Until now...

In Luther's experience, people are weak. Even the strong and fearless break too easily. He wants a challenge, and sets his depraved sights on Jack. But with a baby on the way, Jack is at her most vulnerable. She's always been a fighter, but she's never had so much to fight for. So he's built something especially for Jack. His own, private ninth circle of hell—a nightmare world in a forgotten place, from which no one has ever escaped.

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Rum Runner


Twenty years ago, a young cop named Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels arrested one of the most sadistic killers she'd ever encountered. She has since retired from the Chicago Police Department in order to raise her toddler daughter.

But old grudges never die. They fester until the right opportunity comes along.

While on vacation in the Wisconsin north woods, Jack learns—too late—that her old adversary is out of prison. He has revenge on his mind. And he's bringing an army with him.

Outnumbered, outgunned, and cut off from the outside world, Jack Daniels is about to learn the meaning of last stand.

This is the 9th Jack Daniels novel, after STIRRED. More than 1 million Jack Daniels novels have been sold worldwide.

RUM RUNNER by JA Konrath

That which does not kill you, keeps trying...

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Last Call


An ex cop past her prime
A condemned bank robber
A former mob enforcer
A covert operative
A private eye with one hand
And four of the worst serial killers ever

This is where it all ends. An epic showdown in the desert, where good and evil will clash one last time.

Legendary Chicago cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has retired. She's no longer chasing murderers, content to stay out of the public eye and raise her new daughter. But when her daughter's father, Phin Troutt, is kidnapped, she's forced to strap on her gun one last time.

Since being separated from his soul mate, the prolific serial killer known as Donaldson has been desperately searching for her. Now he thinks he's found out where his beloved Lucy has been hiding.

Decades ago, a young girl was kidnapped. She has grown up to become an unfeeling monster, on a quest to discover for the secrets of her past.

All three are headed to the same place. La Juntita, Mexico. Where a bloodthirsty cartel is enslaving people and forcing them to fight to the death in insane, gladiator-style games. Games run by a psychotic genius named Luther Kite.

Join Jack, Donaldson and Lucy, and Luther, for the very last act in their twisted, perverse drama. Along for the ride are Jack's friends; Phin, Harry, and Herb, as well as a mob enforcer named Tequila and a covert operative named Chandler.

There will be blood. And death. So much death...

The conclusion to the Jack Daniels/Luther Kite epic

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White Russian


Jack Daniels always believed slavery had been abolished in the USA a hundred and fifty years ago. But she's about to find out that human trafficking is still a thriving business, as she combs the Pacific Northwest searching for her best friend, who has just been sold to a Belarusian drug lord.

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Lady 52

(with Jude Hardin)

What do Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels and private investigator Nicholas Colt have in common?

Billiards, bourbon, bad jokes.

And murder. Several, in fact.

A homeless woman's remains are found near Chicago twenty-six years after she disappeared. Her daughter—now retired in Florida—suspects foul play, and she hires Colt to fly up there and check it out.

A prominent Chicago physician is slain outside a convenience store, horribly mutilated. A senseless street killing? A robbery gone wrong? Or something much worse?

As the homicide cases and those involved converge, it quickly becomes apparent that Jack Daniels and Nicholas Colt are in for the most challenging—and deadly—time of their lives.

Filled with humor, suspense, and mystery, Lady 52 is sure to satisfy longtime Daniels and Colt fans, and is a perfect introduction to both series. It's approximately 250 pages long.

Konrath and Hardin previously collaborated on the Daniels/Colt short story RACKED.

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Whiskey Sour—Bloody Mary—Rusty Nail Collection


This is a specially priced box set of three novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series (#1, #2, #3).

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Dirty Martini—Fuzzy Navel—Cherry Bomb Collection


This is a specially priced box set of three novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series (#4, #5, #6).

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JACK DANIELS THRILLERS

SHORT STORIES AND COLLECTIONS

Jack Daniels Stories


J.A. Konrath, known for the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thrillers set in Chicago, offers this collection of short stories and novellas from the Jack Daniels universe.

Join Jack Daniels, her partner Herb Benedict, private eye Harry McGlade, and part-time criminal Phineas Troutt, in this omnibus of 15 stories.

These were previous published in magazines and anthologies, and many are long out of print.

View a list of the stories found in this collection.

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Banana Hammock


Private Detective Harry McGlade is hired by an Amish woman who suspects her husband is cheating on her. Going undercover into their community, Harry must untangle a web of lies and deception to find the truth. This will be his biggest challenge yet. Because Harry McGlade is an idiot.

Lead Harry through a series of comic misadventures and bad puns as he traverses the J.A. Konrath universe, popping into many familiar books and stories. Prepare to be shocked and amazed by scenes that are just plain wrong.

It's over 60,000 words of Harry McGlade, which is probably way too much.

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Suckers

(with Jeff Strand)

Masters of the comedy thriller genre, J.A. Konrath and Jeff Strand, team up for the humorous horror novella Suckers.

Strand's perpetually unlucky character Andrew Mayhem, star of the novels Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary), Single White Psychopath Seeks Same, and Casket For Sale (Only Used Once), sets off on a simple mission at the request of his wife: Get some spaghetti sauce.

On his way to the store he meets Konrath's obnoxious private eye Harry McGlade, co-star of the Lt. Jack Daniels thrillers Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, and Cherry Bomb.

Horrific violence, bad jokes, and lots of name calling soon ensues. Some sex, too, but not between the main characters.

Originally, published as a very expensive limited-edition hardcover, Suckers is now available as a super cheap ebook.

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Planter's Punch

(with Tom Schreck)

J.A. Konrath is the author of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels mysteries, Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, and Cherry Bomb. Daniels is a Chicago homicide cop with a wicked sense of humor, and the novels fluctuate between funny business and serious suspense.

Tom Schreck is the author of the Duffy Dombrowski mysteries, On the Ropes, TKO, and Out Cold. Duffy is a social worker by day and a semi-pro boxer by night, and he's quick with a left hook as he is with his wit.

Planter's Punch is a 7500 word novella that features both Jack Daniels and Duffy Dombrowski.

It also includes a bonus interview with the authors.

(This story is included in Jack Daniels Stories and 65 Proof)

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Floaters

(with Henry Perez)

When the latest in a series of dead bodies turns up in the Chicago River, newspaper reporter Alex Chapa and Police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels reluctantly join forces.

Thriller writers J.A. Konrath (Whiskey Sour, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb) and Henry Perez (Killing Red) and their series characters have teamed up to create Floaters, a mystery tale that combines humor with thrills.

Included in this 30,000 word collection are J.A. Konrath's Last Request, a Phineas Trout story, and Familiar Places, a story by Henry Perez about hit man who has seen better days.

This collection also includes a conversation between the authors and excerpts from each of their novels, Shot of Tequila, by J.A. Konrath, and Killing Red by Henry Perez.

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Burners

(with Henry Perez)

Jury duty is not how newspaper reporter Alex Chapa (Killing Red, Mourn the Living) wants to spend his day. But when he learns Chicago Homicide cop Jacqueline Daniels (Whiskey Sour, Shaken) will play a key role in the trial, his curiosity gets the better of himowith potentially lethal results.

Part whodunnit mystery, part courtroom thriller, Burners is the second team-up between Chapa and Daniels (after Floaters). Loaded with suspense, humor, and twists, Burners is a perfect introduction to two bestselling authors, while also a treat for longtime fans.

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Truck Stop


Before the events of Jack Kilborn's epic horror novel Afraid...

Before the events of J.A. Konrath's critically acclaimed thrillers Fuzzy Navel and Cherry Bomb...

Before the events of Jack Kilborn's and Blake Crouch's #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller Serial...

Three hunters of humans meet for the ultimate showdown at the Truck Stop.

Taylor is a recreational killer, with dozens of gristly murders under his belt. He pulls into a busy Wisconsin truck stop at midnight, trolling for the next to die.

Chicago Homicide cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is a long way from home, driving to meet her boyfriend for a well-earned vacation. She pulls into the truck stop for a quick cup of coffee and stumbles into her worst nightmare.

Jack's no stranger to dealing with psychos, but she's got her hands full trying to stop Taylor. Especially since he's getting help from someone just as deadly; a portly serial maniac named Donaldson...

(This story is included in Jack Daniels Stories, Serial Killers Uncut, and 65 Proof)

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Babe On Board

(short with Ann Voss Peterson)

Private detective Harry McGlade is on the prowl, looking for a one-night stand. Or, in McGlade's case, a five-minute stand.

When he finds a sexy lady at his local bar, he thinks he has a chance with her.

But she isn't alone. There's a guy with her. A guy with a gun whom she's desperately trying to get away from.

When the local mafia becomes involved with McGlade's tryst, things start going bad.

Then they go really bad when a baby comes into the picture. And the only one McGlade can turn to for help is his old partner, Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.

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With a Twist


This award winning 6000 word short story, originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, features Konrath's stalwart Homicide cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels (Whiskey Sour, Shaken) in a puzzler of a mystery.

A body is found in a man's living room, the doors all locked from the inside. The victim had apparently been dropped from a great height.

How did he die? Who killed him?

Daniels and her partner, Herb Benedict, follow a trail of ingenious clues to solve this classic whodunnit. Are you clever enough to solve it first?

(This story is included in Jack Daniels Stories and 65 Proof)

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Street Music


This 4200 word short story is thriller author J.A. Konrath's favorite out of the more than one hundred he's written. Gritty, hardboiled, but with real heart, it follows the adventures of problem-solver Phineas Troutt (Whiskey Sour, Shaken) as he's hired to perform an assassination.

But does Phin have a secret agenda? And where does his old pal Jack Daniels fit into the mystery?

Action, twists, and a surprise finish make this one of Konrath's most memorable tales.

(This story appears in the collections Jack Daniels Stories and 65 Proof)

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Jacked Up!

(short with Tracy Sharp)

Leah Ryan used to steal cars for a living. A former repo chick, she'd hung up her lock picks for a new career as a private eye. But when her old boss calls up with an offer to repossess a Rolls Royce, the thrill-seeker in Leah can't refuse.

Leah's trip to Chicago turns out to be more than just a simple boost. As the dead bodies start piling up, she runs afoul with a homicide cop named Lt. Jack Daniels, and her uncouth ex-partner, Harry McGlade.

Jacked Up! teams up Tracy Sharp's unorthodox heroine (Repo Chick Blues, Finding Chloe, Dirty Business) with J.A. Konrath's stalwart cop (Whiskey Sour, Shaken, Stirred) in an action-packed, hilarious mystery-thriller.

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Straight Up

(short with Iain Rob Wright)

Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels hates to fly. She hates the cramped leg room and the recycled air. She also hates the fact that she can't get a decent drink. The short flight to Florida is a necessary burden to visit her mother, but what escalates it beyond a mere inconvenience is the fact that the pilot is a gun-toting maniac.

Teaming up with an irritable, badly scarred woman from England, Jack sets about trying to protect the plane and its passengers from the homicidal Captain Clive while also making sure that they don't end up taking a deadly nose dive into the Sunshine State.

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Racked

(short with Jude Hardin)

A private investigator, a police lieutenant, and a man wearing a Bugs Bunny mask walk into a bar.

Unfortunately, it's no joke when Bugsy rigs the barrel of a twelve-gauge pump to the back of the bartender's neck.

Together for the first time in this explosive, lightning-paced tale of greed, betrayal, and blood-soaked terror (not really, but it's a fast-paced and funny mystery-thriller), Florida PI Nicholas Colt (Crosscut, Key Death) and Chicago cop Jacqueline Daniels (Whiskey Sour, Shaken) team up to stop the robber before another shotgun shell gets Racked.

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October Dark

(short with Joshua Simcox)

A young addict forced into a life of contract killing, Macklin Dailey never let go of the girl he left behind at college. Now he's returned to campus on a cold October evening to protect Allie from a vicious psychopath preying on the community. Mackie is convinced this predator has set his sights on old love, and he'll do anything to keep her safe.

But someone is following Mackie.

Phineas Troutt is a problem solver, hired to punish Macklin for his past sins. But when this pair of hitmen cross paths with a monster far worse than either of them, the streets of a peaceful North Carolina community will be run red with blood and consumed by the OCTOBER DARK.

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Beat Down

(short with Garth Perry)

Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski recently helped Chicago Homicide Lt. Jack Daniels solve two cases, a murder and an abduction.

But now both perps are walking free, and someone wants AJ out of the picture... permanantly. Coincidence? Or is there another criminal involved?

As the bodies pile up, and the mystery unfolds, both women realize these cases are far from closed. In fact, they've only just begun.

BEAT DOWN
Revenge can be murder...

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Cheese Wrestling

(short with Bernard Schaffer)

Cole Clayton is a small town cop used to small town crime. But when a girl goes missing, it leads him from his small town to Chicago, where he teams up with a tough Homicide cop named Jack Daniels.

What is the meaning of cheese wrestling? Hint: You probably don't want to know. And neither does Jack. But sometimes you have to deal with the worst of humanity to bring out the best in humanity.

CHEESE WRESTLING
There are things worse than murder...

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Abductions

(short with Garth Perry)

Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski can't talk to the dead, but she can 'dial' into a dead person's vibes.

Why this qualifies her as a consultant for the Chicago Police Department is a mystery to skeptical Homicide Lt. Jack Daniels, who has real cases to solve.

But when Rakowski is brought on to help stop a serial kidnapper from abducting his next victim, Jack is forced to work with AJ. A girl's life is on the line, and maybe if the two learn to accept their differences and join forces, they just might be able to stop the...

ABDUCTIONS
Kidnapping can be murder...

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Babysitting Money

(short with Ken Lindsey)

Gavin English isn't in Chicago searching for an unfaithful woman's wedding ring out of the goodness of his heart. He's doing it for the fifty thousand dollar check the unfaithful woman gave him. All he has to do is track down the pretty boy who stole it—in one of the biggest cities in the country.

Lucky for Gavin, ex-police Lieutenant Jack Daniels knows her way around the city—her city—and she's agreed to set aside her mommy duties for a few days, so that she can babysit him and his assistant while they're in town.

But somewhere between Gavin's visit to the busted-down crackhouse and their stop at a low-rent donut shop, Jack's peaceful babysitting gig turns deadly and the bullets start flying.

Babysitting Money brings together Ken Lindsey's heavy drinking, hard-boiled PI (To the Bone, On the Edge) and J.A. Konrath's retired hero cop/brand-new mommy (Whiskey Sour, Shaken) for an intense, laugh-out-loud thriller.

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Watched Too Long

(with Ann Voss Peterson)

Small town Wisconsin cop Val Ryker is about to move in with her longtime firefighter boyfriend when her old boss asks for a favor. Former Chicago Homicide lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels, needs Val to babysit for a few days.

Val isn't comfortable around toddlers, but she accepts.

Then one baby becomes two, and some criminals from Jack's past come calling with child abduction and arson on their agenda.

Val might not know babies. But she knows a whole lot about putting up a fight...

Watched Too Long by Ann Voss Peterson and JA Konrath
Some would kill for a good babysitter...

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