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

An Ace and A Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery

Artist Blake Banner

  • Release Date: 2017-08-11
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 217 Ratings

Description

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…

Reviews

  • An Ace and a Pair

    5
    By its crime
    Masterful job of implicating possible suspects while weaving a complicated cold case into a tale of a dirty cop who got away with it. I was unable to put the book down because I was actively involved in thinking about who I liked for the crime. Characters were well drawn, and I liked the detective pair—two misfits who could respect each other. You can’t help but want the good guys to win.
  • Ace and a pair:a dead cold mystery

    5
    By Marsha Mcavoy
    A very good read! Not able to guess outcome,till almost over.well worth the time and lost sleep.
  • An Old Fossil

    5
    By Actor Jim
    Computers are only as good as the person entering the information. Stone show non-believers that thinking with your brains and Carmen saw the lite. You will enjoy the trip down Mystery Lane with Stone and Dehan.
  • Good, old fashion detective tale

    5
    By RL Melton
    This story takes me back to the great detectives stories of the past, and shows like Dragnet. Facts, just the facts. I never figured it out, had to read who done it. When I read the title, I thought it referred to the male detective (ace) and the female detective (a pair). But then in the story you explained the poker hand. Or was it both?
  • BEST I’ve read in a while...

    5
    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

    5
    By Klrayner
    Clever plot with plenty of twists. Entertaining and clever, likeable characters. Loved it
  • Ace And A Pair

    5
    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

    5
    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

    5
    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

    5
    By Scott11024
    Great detective novel. Suspense and gritty realism. Keeps you reading.

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