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VJ Books Presents Author J.A. Konrath (aka Jack Kilborn)!

J.A. KonrathA note from John: "Some of the first books that launched my love of reading were those notable thrillers with a hint of the supernatural. Several years ago I ran across a paperback original, AFRAID, by a relatively unknown author, Jack Kilborn. This intense, adrenaline filled story, was told with style and pacing, with characters that terrorized the reader with livid horror. Yeah, it was that kind of book.

I so enjoyed the book that I immediately sought out other titles by the author, and was quick to learn that Jack Kilborn was none other than J. A. Konrath, creator of the bestselling Jacqueline ŮJackÓ Daniels series of mysteries.

Konrath reached a different kind of notoriety when he, along with Blake Crouch, left mainstream publishing behind and began self-publishing, giving birth to a movement that would have a huge impact on how books are delivered. It was about this time that we joined with Konrath and Crouch to publish their short story, SERIAL

Joseph Andrew Konrath (born 1970, in Skokie, Ill.) graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992 and is a fiction writer working in the mystery, thriller, and horror genres. He writes as J. A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn. He has sold more than three million books in twenty countries and written over thirty novels and over a hundred short stories in the mystery, thriller, horror, and sci-fi genres. His writing style is known for combining incredible action, hair-raising scares, and big laughs.

Konrath edited the collection These Guns For Hire, and his fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies including Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Cemetery Dance, The Strand, Thriller edited by James Patterson, and Wolfsbane & Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris (True Blood).

He's considered a pioneer in self-publishing. His blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, gets several million hits per year, and Konrath has been featured in Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Playboy, USA Today, Time, Woman's World, the LA Times, and the NY Times among many other periodicals. He also blogs for the Huffington Post.

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Last Call
Signed First Trade Paperback Edition

Last Call by J.A. Konrath

Rum Runner
Signed First Trade Paperback Edition

Rum Runner by J.A. Konrath

Signed First Trade Paperback Edition

Webcam by J.A. Konrath

Codename: Chandler
Signed First Trade Paperback Edition

Codename: Chandler by J.A. Konrath

Holes in the Ground
Signed First Trade Paperback Edition

Holes in the Ground by J.A. Konrath

Signed First Trade Paperback Edition

Timecaster by J.A. Konrath

J.A. Konrath Partial Bibliography

To view Konrath's complete bibliography, see his website at

Jack Daniels Thrillers

  1. Whiskey Sour - 2004
  2. Bloody Mary - 2005
  3. Rusty Nail - 2006
  4. Dirty Martini - 2007
  5. Fuzzy Navel - 2008
  6. Cherry Bomb - 2009
  7. Shaken - 2010
  8. A Shot of Tequila - 2011
  9. Stirred (with Blake Crouch) - 2012
  10. Last Call (with Blake Crouch) - 2015
  11. Lady 52 (with June Hardin)

Other Thrillers

  • Afraid (as Jack Kilborn) - 2008
  • Serial (with Blake Crouch) - 2009*
  • Trapped (as Jack Kilborn) - 2010
  • Endurance (as Jack Kilborn) - 2010
  • Killers Uncut (with Blake Crouch) - 2011
  • Floaters (with Henry Perez)
  • Burners (with Henry Perez)

Short Story Collections and Novellas

  • Suckers (with Jeff Strand) - 2008
  • Jack Daniels Stories - 2010
  • Planter's Punch (with Tom Schreck) - 2010
  • Codename: Chandler (Hit, Exposed, Naughty) - 2014


  • Murder Award for best thriller
  • 2004 Derringer Award for Flash Fiction
  • Ellery Queen Readers Choice Award
  • 2006 Bob Kellog Humanitarian Award

*Also available in a Norwood Press Limited Edition

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