Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fuzzy Navel by J.A. Konrath Review

Title: Fuzzy Navel
Author: J.A. Konrath
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Page Count: 336
Book Type: Paperback (Owned)
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786891290
*Warning: synopsis will contain some spoilers since this is not the first in a series. You can jump to my review which will be spoiler free!*

From Goodreads: 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.
The next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something.
Fuzzy Navel is perfect for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.

My Review: If you haven't read this series yet and you like mystery/crime books, you should probably start...just sayin'. They are centered around Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. I don't want to say too much on the plot here since this is the 5th in the series, but I will say that this was my favorite one. It takes place in roughly 8 hours and you are at a go, go, go pace the whole time. These novels are literally laugh out loud funny while having a heavy plot at the same time. I needed the comedy to stomach some of the murders Jack deals with. The characters, especially her new and old partner, really grabbed my attention and made me fall in love with them (in a you crack me up sort of way). 

Just a warning, the content in these is heavy on the blood and sick murders, but the comedy balances it out nicely, I think. The first one in the series is called Whiskey Sour if you want to check them out. They are all named after drinks and have that drink on the cover. As of now, there are 6 total books.

Has anyone but me heard of this series? Are you willing to give them a try?


  1. I read this one two (three?) years ago and while I remember enjoying it, I wasn't in a rush to read anymore in the series. I think, maybe there was a constant change in POV that I found annoying. I could be wrong, though, since it's been so long since I read it.

  2. Now that you mention it, I think there may have been a change in POV between perhaps Jack, Alex, the snipers and Phin.


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