Bloody Mary (Jack Daniels Mystery, #2) - J.A. Konrath

I like this series.  It's hard to describe why.  It's much bloodier than a cozy, which is what I usually read and yet, it's light.  It is somewhat reminiscent of Stephanie Plum and yet quite different.  It's a police procedural with humour.  It's a bit of a whodunit but this particular book tells you whodunit about halfway through.  Jack's personal life plays in very heavily.  Even writing about it sounds like a jumble of discordant elements and yet, for me, it works really well.

Just two books in and I'm already feel like I know Jack well.  Even though it's bloodier than I usually care for, I'll be starting the next one in the series right away.