Konrad has a great blog full of advice for beginning writers. After hearing so much about his publicity efforts, I had to give this series a try. It's a detective story set in Chicago. His heroine 'Jack' Daniels is a plucky-but-bitter police lieutenant. As the books open she finds out that her live-in lover has left her, and a dead body has been left outside a 7-11.
The tone is just right, with tension in the serial-killer-kidnaps-women bits and humor in the Jack-Daniels-on-blind-date bits. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and will probably check the other volumes out of the library.