This is the debut novel of J. A. Konrath. It is a wonderful mystery with a humourous twist. Jacqueline (Jack) Daniels is a police lieutenant whose personal life is a mess. She is on the case of a sadistic torturer and murderer who has her in his sights. This murderer makes those who love 'sick shit' very happy. Jack, an insomniac, is joined by her food loving partner, her former partner turned PI, and 2 FBI agents who should be named Dweedle Dum and Dweedle Dee. How are all the murders connected? Can Jack stop them?
Jack is an everyday person with many foibles. She is a reminder of what we could all be like. I haven't heard so many puns since my daughter was in grade school. Konrath had me laughing out loud and then on the edge of my seat wondering if Jack would make it. I definitely want to read more about Jack so I will be going straight to my wishlist to add some more books.