This is the first Jack Daniels novel I've read and my first by J.A. Konrath. I very much enjoyed the style of writing, the humour, the mystery, the detective work, but it was a bit more graphic than I normally like. It wasn't enough to put me off from the series which I will definitely continue to read.I'm familiar with Chicago so I enjoyed the talk about the scenery and geography. I'll be starting the next in the series right away!