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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joe Konrath  

Pen Name: J A Konrath, Jack Kilborn, Joe Kimball

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1970 in Skokie, Illinois


-- Blog -- http://jakonrath.blogspot.com
-- Website -- http://www.jakonrath.com/
-- Joe Konrath on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=joe++konrath


Illinois Connection

Konrath was born in Skokie and currently resides in Schaumburg.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joe Konrath graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992. His first novel, Whiskey Sour, introduced Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. The books in this series combine hair-raising scares and suspense with laugh out loud comedy.Joe is also the editor of the hitman anthology ''These Guns For Hire''. His short stories have appeared in more than sixty magazines and collections, and his work has been translated into ten languages. Under the name Jack Kilborn, Joe wrote the horror novels Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas.


Awards

Derringer, EQMM Reader's Choice, and Love is Murder awards.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Selected Titles At Your Library

Afraid /
ISBN: 0446535931. OCLC Number: 262892380

Grand Central Pub.,. .

A unit of soldiers modified to kill and torture without discrimination is accidentally sent to a small town in Wisconsin. The government sends in a variety of special forces to stop them from destroying the place, but the town's real hope of survival is with "an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom."--Page 4 of cover.

Bloody Mary
ISBN: 9781455839414. OCLC Number: 60856180

Brilliance Audio,. .

When two arms, without body, turn up at a Chicago morgue, Det. Jacqueline Jack Daniels is surprised to discover that the mysterious limbs are joined by her own handcuffs.

Bloody Mary :
ISBN: 0786890746. OCLC Number: 74907661

Hyperion,. .

Chicago Police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels struggles to cope with a turbulent personal life while tracking down a serial killer who is littering the city with pieces of his victims.

Cherry bomb
ISBN: 9781441887504. OCLC Number: 759857167

Brilliance Audio ;. .

While Lieutenant Jacqueline Jack Daniels stands graveside at the funeral of a loved one, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings. It's the killer, escaped maniac Alex Kork, taunting Jack, drawing her ever further into a twisted game of cat and mouse. Because while Alex is more than willing to kill random victims, Jack is her true prey. But which woman wants revenge more?

Cherry bomb /
ISBN: 0786891335. OCLC Number: 659634797

Hyperion,. .

The sixth Jack Daniels mystery opens at a funeral. While Jack stands graveside, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings. It's the killer, escaped maniac Alex Kork, taunting Jack, drawing her ever further into a twisted game of cat and mouse. Because, while Alex is more than willing to kill random victims, Jack is her true prey. But which woman wants revenge more? --From publisher description.

Dirty Martini
ISBN: 9781455839346. OCLC Number: 144608952

Brilliance Audio,. .

Homicide Lieutenant Jacqueline Jack Daniels is in some serious trouble. Her boyfriend wants to get married. Her partner wants to transfer to another department. Her dead father may not be dead after all. And a brilliant sociopath known as the Chemist is poisoning Chicago's food supply, killing hundreds of people. Jack is put in charge of the case. But how do you catch someone who is always in disguise, who ingeniously spreads toxins in restaurants, grocery stores, and fast-food places without leaving any clues? Time is running out. The Chemist has something big planned - something really big - and Jack has to push herself to the limits of her capabilities, or else everyone she knows and everything she holds dear will be destroyed. In Dirty Martini, Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who wants to murder an entire city. Can she catch him - and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham's surprise proposal - without destroying both her reputation and her sanity?--Publisher's web site.

Dirty Martini /
ISBN: 0786891254. OCLC Number: 226975165

Hyperion ;. .

Homicide Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is in some serious trouble. Her boyfriend wants to get married. Her partner wants to transfer to another department. Her dead father may not be dead after all. And a brilliant sociopath known as the Chemist is poisoning Chicago's food supply, killing hundreds of people.

Draculas :
ISBN: 1456331183. OCLC Number: 695993878

[CreateSpace],. .

"Four well-known horror authors [Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, Jeff Strand, and F. Paul Wilson] pool their penchants for scares and thrills, and tackle one of the greatest of all legends, with each writer creating a unique character and following them through a vampire outbreak in a secluded hospital. The goal was simple: write the most intense novel they possibly could. Which they did"--Page 4 of cover.

Draculas :
ISBN: 9781455843930. OCLC Number: 741247899

Playaway Digital Audio :. .

Four well-known horror authors (Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, Jeff Strand, and F. Paul Wilson) pool their penchants for scares and thrills, and tackle one of the greatest of all legends, with each writer creating a unique character and following them through a vampire outbreak in a secluded hospital.

Endurance :
ISBN: 1453885684. OCLC Number: 700272580

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WELCOME TO THE RUSHMORE INN: The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor. ONCE YOU CHECK IN...: When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn't alone. First her suitcase wasn't where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the bed. Confusion quickly turned to fear, and fear to hysteria when she discovered the front door was barred and the windows were bricked over. There was no way out. ...YOU'LL BE DYING TO LEAVE: One year later, four new female athletes have become guests of the Inn. Will they escape the horrors within its walls? Or will they join the many others who have died there, in ways too terrible to imagine? ENDURANCE by Jack Kilborn. Are you brave enough to finish? A Word of Warning: Originally scheduled to be released in paperback in 2010, the publisher read the final version of the manuscript and refused to release it. This is a disturbing, terrifying book. You may think you're brave enough to handle it. But you're probably not...--Amazon.com.

Fuzzy navel
ISBN: 9781455839360. OCLC Number: 234090068

Brilliance Audio,. .

Chicago police woman Jack Daniels is back, and this time she's locked up in her mother's home, along with her fiance, her mom, and one of the scariest psychos ever to escape from prison. They're being held hostage by a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree, who have gone from killing bad guys to wanting to take down a cop. The suspense is killing everyone.

Fuzzy navel /
ISBN: 1401302807. OCLC Number: 191245395

Hyperion,. .

Hoping for a break in light of her fianceĢ's recuperation from botulism poisoning and a deadly criminal's suicide, Chicago Police Department lieutenant Jacqueline Daniels finds her life thrown back into turmoil by the activities of a band of murderous vigilantes.

Rusty nail
ISBN: 9781501296710. OCLC Number: 928738600

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When Lt. Jacqueline Jack Daniels starts receiving snuff videos where the victims are people involved in her previous cases, she must follow a trail of death throughout the Midwest tracking the deadliest adversary she has ever known.

Rusty nail :
ISBN: 0786890738. OCLC Number: 145510873

Hyperion,. .

Shaken
ISBN: 9781611063318. OCLC Number: 664674316

Brilliance Audio,. .

Jack is back and about to meet her match. When she wakes up in a storage locker, bound and gagged, she knows with chilling certainty who her abductor is. He's called 'Mr. K.' More than two hundred homicides have been attributed to him. He's the essence of evil. Jack has tangled with him twice in the past, and both times he managed to slip away. Now Jack will finally have a chance to confront the maniac she's been hunting for over 25 years. Unfortunately, it won't be on her terms.

Shaken :
ISBN: 1935597213. OCLC Number: 664674155

AmazonEncore,. .

Chicago cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has chased and caught dozens of dangerous criminals over the course of her career, but she's about to meet her match.

Stirred :
ISBN: 9781612181462. OCLC Number: 775122950

Thomas & Mercer,. .

Lt. Jacqueline Jack Daniels has seen humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. Luther Kite is humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. He's committed unthinkable acts. Taken human life for the sheer pleasure of it. Each is the best at what they do. Luther wants a challenge, and sets his depraved sights on Jack. But with a baby on the way, Jack is at her most vulnerable.

Timecaster
ISBN: 9781455823543. OCLC Number: 750163197

Playaway Digital Audio :. .

When he is asked to investigate a possible murder, Talon Avalon, a timecaster and peace officer in the year 2064, uses a special device to view the crime and discovers that someone is trying to frame him using timecasting.

Timecaster /
ISBN: 0441019188. OCLC Number: 809201740

Ace Books,. .

When he is asked to investigate a possible murder, Talon Avalon, a timecaster and peace officer in the year 2064, uses a special device to view the crime and discovers that someone is trying to frame him using timecasting.

Trapped
ISBN: 9781455811489. OCLC Number: 730253592

Brilliance Audio,. .

When six troubled teenagers and their court-appointed guardians go camping on a deserted island, they soon discover they are not alone on the island.

Trapped :
ISBN: 9781453806029. OCLC Number: 717384843

[Joe Konrath],. .

Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst plan to camp for three nights on a small island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods. But Martin didn't come back. And neither did Sara when she went in search of him.

Whiskey sour /
ISBN: 078689072X. OCLC Number: 62214873

Hyperion,. .

Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having her toughest week ever. Her insomnia is kicking in, her boyfriend Don left her a "Dear John" letter, her aging mother has suffered a fall, her partner Herb Benedict sliced his tongue on a tampered candy bar, and bodies of murdered young women are being found in garbage cans outside area 7-Elevens.

Whiskey sour :
ISBN: 9781501283260. OCLC Number: 964656365

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Struggling with a broken relationship, credit card bills, the FBI's inaccurate profiling computer, and a band of street thugs, lieutenant Jacqueline Daniels works on a serial murder case alongside her binge-eating partner, Herb.