Sam Blackman

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

Blackman's Coffin Publisher's Summary

Sam Blackman is an angry man. A chief warrant officer in the criminal investigation detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq and has been outspoken in his criticism of his medical treatment. Then, ex-marine and fellow amputee Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room, hinting that she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills.

But before she can return, Tikima is murdered. When a journal dating to 1919 is found in Tikima's home, detailing a 90-year-old crime that foreshadows Tikima's death, Sam must delve into the area's rich history to uncover the murderous truth.

©2008 Mark de Castrique; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Blackman's Coffin

    • A Sam Blackman Mystery
    • By: Mark de Castrique
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Sam Blackman is an angry man. A chief warrant officer in the criminal investigation detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq and has been outspoken in his criticism of his medical treatment. Then, ex-marine and fellow amputee Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room, hinting that she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills. But before she can return, Tikima is murdered.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't click for me.

    • By upfrontboi on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Fitzgerald Ruse

    • A Sam Blackman Mystery
    • By: Mark de Castrique
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Former chief warrant officer and amputee Sam Blackman and his partner, Nakayla Robertson, are opening a detective agency. They have high hopes that the thriving Mountain Region will provide a steady stream of cases. Their first client, a quirky elderly woman in a retirement community, makes a strange request: she wants Sam to right a wrong she committed over 70 years ago. Her victim? F. Scott Fitzgerald. Her crime? Stealing a manuscript when Fitzgerald resided in the stately Grove Park Inn.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Emily C on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • The Sandburg Connection

    • The Sam Blackman Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Mark de Castrique
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    It was only a simple, routine assignment for private investigator Sam Blackman and his partner, Nakayla Robertson: follow a history professor, who is suing a spinal surgeon for malpractice, and catch her in physical activities that undercut her claim.

    Regular price: $19.56

  • Book 4

    • A Murder in Passing

    • A Sam Blackman Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Mark de Castrique
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Marsha Montgomery comes to the office asking Sam and Nakayla to investigate a burglary at her mother’s home. In 1967 someone stole a rifle and a photograph of Marsha’s mother, grandmother, and great grandmother taken in 1932 by renowned photographer Doris Ulmann. Marsha’s visit is no coincidence: The photograph was taken at the Kingdom of the Happy Land. Sam’s being played, but why? When Marsha’s 85-year-old mother, Lucille, is arrested for murder, Sam has his answer and his case. Is the skeleton that of Jimmy Lang - Lucille’s lover and Marsha’s white father - who disappeared in 1967?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great installment

    • By Loy on 09-30-13

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 5

    • A Specter of Justice

    • The Sam Blackman Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Mark de Castrique
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When private detective Sam Blackman agrees to help his partner and lover, Nakayla Robertson, conduct a fundraiser for orphaned twins, he does so to ease his conscience. The boys' parents were killed in a courtroom shootout where Sam was the key witness against the twins' father. The charity event, a nighttime ghost tour of the legendary haunted sites of Asheville, North Carolina, seems harmless enough.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great installment--

    • By Loy on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $24.47