Dead Cold Mystery

7 books in series
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An Ace and a Pair Publisher's Summary

Detective John Stone of the NYPD has the best arrest record in the 43rd precinct. But he’s a dinosaur who belongs to another age. Detective Carmen Dehan has such a bad attitude that nobody at the precinct can stomach her. Captain Jennifer Cuevas wants them both out of the way and thinks they make a perfect pair. So she gives them the cold cases file – the cases nobody gives a damn about.

She has no idea just how hot a cold case can get.

Ten years back, Nelson Hernandez and his four cousins were playing poker in a dive at Hunts Point. Somebody came in, blew them away, and beheaded and castrated Nelson, leaving his head and his balls on the table. There was no shortage of suspects, the Jersey Mob, the Triads from Manhattan, or the 43rd's own bent cop, Mick Harragan. But nobody was ever charged, and the night of the murder Mick Harragan went missing with Nelson’s wife, Maria.

Now Stone and Dehan plan to find him – whatever the consequences....

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  • Book 1

    • An Ace and a Pair

    • Dead Cold Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Blake Banner
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten years back, Nelson Hernandez and his four cousins were playing poker in a dive at Hunts Point. Somebody came in, blew them away, and beheaded and castrated Nelson, leaving his head and his balls on the table. There was no shortage of suspects, the Jersey Mob, the Triads from Manhattan, or the 43rd's own bent cop, Mick Harragan. But nobody was ever charged, and the night of the murder Mick Harragan went missing with Nelson’s wife, Maria. Now Stone and Dehan plan to find him – whatever the consequences....

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Two Bare Arms

    • Dead Cold Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Blake Banner
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was November in New York. It was raining, it was cold, and the trees all looked like skeleton’s hands. And Detective John Stone was having a problem with habeas corpus, because all there was of the body was two bare arms. Two bare arms that somebody, 12 years ago, had put in a lock up in the East Bronx. What they had done with the rest of the woman, nobody knew. But as Stone and Dehan start to investigate, two things become clear: whoever killed the woman wanted her arms to be found, as a boast, as a challenge. And that meant they were dealing with a psychopath - a serial killer.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Gardened of the Damned: A Dead Cold Mystery

    • By: Blake Banner
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the body of a tramp was found in a dumpster on Lafayette and Bryant in the Bronx, with no papers and no ID, the case was filed as unsolved - another victim nobody cared about, shot by some punk nobody cared about. That was 12 years ago. Then Detective Stone notices that the "tramp" had a 100 dollar haircut and manicured nails. That makes him curious. He wants to know, who dresses a murder victim up as a tramp, then leaves them in full view in a dumpster? But the answers he gets are not the ones he expects, and before long their investigation leads to St Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Let Us Prey

    • A Dead Cold Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Blake Banner
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It seemed to be a cold case like any other. So much so that Stone and Dehan hadn’t even considered reviewing it - until private investigator Karl Baxter requested a copy of the police file. Then, Stone got curious. Why did a second-rate PI in the Bronx want to look into the case of a low-life petty criminal found tied to a chair in his apartment, beaten, and shot through the heart? And that question led to other questions, like whose was the second pool of blood on the floor? If there was a second victim, where was the body?

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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