2 Samuel 1-4
Book two starts off just where book one ends. Any reason for splitting them up? Different authors?
David kills the messenger when he finds out that Saul and Jonathan are dead.
There is an interesting quote from David about the man that was trying to kill him for several years.
"Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives"
David then goes to Hebron and is crowned King of Judah. Abner crowns Ishbosheth the king of all Israel. This causes a civil war (and why is any war called "civil"?)
People get smote under the fifth rib, we get a bunch of begats from the seed of David and he is reunited with Michal.
Abner and David make peace but unfortunately, Joab learns about it too late and does some fifth rib smoting on Abner.
Finally, Rechab and Baanah learn that surprise gifts aren't always appreciated.
How would you react if someone handed you the head of Ishbosheth?
Reminds me of the ending of the movie Se7en. Spoiler Alert and NSFW.