An Ace and A Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery - Blake Banner

An Ace and A Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery

By Blake Banner

  • Release Date: 2017-08-11
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 192 Ratings


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 43rds 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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  • BEST I’ve read in a while...

    By Issy's MomMom
    When I said a while, maybe three months, and I read 2-3 novels a week. Once I find an author or series I enjoy, I continue reading their work. It’s been a while since I’ve found something I’ve really enjoyed, so much so I am writing review and I’m only halfway through! Great writing, fast-paced interesting story and there are more to follow that I will purchase.
  • Clever Witty Writing

    By Klrayner
    Clever plot with plenty of twists. Entertaining and clever, likeable characters. Loved it
  • Ace And A Pair

    By PushpushStable
    If you enjoy well written police procedural mysteries, then add the Dead Cold Case Series by Blake Banner to your go-to list for fast paced action, twisting plots, and sarcastic humor.
  • An ace and a pair

    By Greensrgood
    I really liked this book. A really good mystery book is hard to find, but this is one I would highly recommend you read. Thank you Blake Banner.
  • Ace and a Pair

    By Bob Purcell
    Very clever. Writing flows nicely and it required no quantum leaps to follow the storyline. This is my first Blake Banner book and I loved the writing style, the pace which was quick and avoided the stupid page fillers (car chases, kidnapped and tied u p leading to a ridiculous escape and/or secondary plots that detract from the plot like drinking problems or saying grandmothers. I assure you I will read more.
  • An Ace and a Pair

    By Scott11024
    Great detective novel. Suspense and gritty realism. Keeps you reading.
  • An ace and a pair

    By HankDz2
    Page turner. Enough unknown to keep me reading to the end.
  • An ace and a pair: a dead cold mystery

    By Mg2shz
    Well written, fast-paced. Held my interest throughout. Look forward to future books.
  • Dead cold mystery

    By saysweetie
    My new favorite author On to #2 Thanks cjs
  • Oh what a tiresome web...

    By Crzyhrt
    Tiresome, poorly plotted. Only interesting because of the sexual tension between the two detectives...