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Blake Banner Books In Order

Publication Order of Dead Cold Mystery Books

An Ace and A Pair (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Bare Arms (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garden of The Damned (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let Us Prey (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sins of the Father (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange and Sinister Path (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart to Kill (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unnatural Murder (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire From Heaven (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Kill Upon A Kiss (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Omega Books

Dawn of the Hunter (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Edged Blade (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Storm (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hand of War (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Harvest of Blood (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Rule in Hell (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill: One (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Blake Banner is an author of fiction. He is the author of the Omega series.

Blake Banner is the creator and author of the Dead Cold Mystery series. The series started in 2017 with the release of the first book in the series. It is titled An Ace and a Pair. The sequel quickly followed, and a third book and a fourth. There are currently ten book in the Dead Cold Mystery series and always room for the series to grow.

An Ace and a Pair is the debut novel in the Dead Cold series by Blake Banner. Meet John Stone. He’s a detective that works for the New York Police Department. Even though he has a great history and literally the best arrest record in his precinct (the 43rd), time has a way of moving on. Where he used to be the hot shot and the newest thing on the block, now there seems to be no shortage of younger guys coming through.

John is simply a detective that belongs to another age. With every year, there are new training courses and new tech that come up and people are perfecting and training in. Stone is starting to feel as though he truly is part of another age that may never come back again.

Meanwhile, Detective Carmen Dehan is not having that easy of a time on the job either. Dehan appears to have a bad attitude, and the way that she approaches cases as well as interaction with her colleagues means that she doesn’t get along well with the majority of the precinct. They say that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, and Carmen hasn’t yet figured out how to play with anything other than vinegar, apparently.

The two appear to have nothing in common at first glance. However, Captain Jennifer Cuevas knows that she has nothing to lose by pairing the two up. It will get them both out of her hair and who knows? The Captain secretly thinks that they might really make a good team. Just like sweet and spicy can compliment each other, this may end up being a dream pairing.

The Captain puts them both on some cold case files that no one really cares about. The cases had tips and leads and trails that went cold long ago. Cold cases really can heat up when people least expect it– and this one is about to heat up quickly.

The case involves Nelson Hernandez and his cousins in a situation that stretches all the way back a full decade. He and his four cousins were at Hunts Point, playing poker at a dive. That’s when detectives think that someone came in suddenly and killed them all. They then did something bad to Nelson and then left, with everyone being left to speculate on who had did it.

Everyone was suspected, from the mob to gangs from New York or even local crooked cops. No one ever knew for certain and with no suspects coming up and no one being charged, the case quietly faded into the background as the years went by. Now it’s up to two detectives to figure out what really happened and hopefully charge someone with the crime.

The case gets deeper– Mick Harragan was a crooked cop that belonged to the 43rd precinct. The night that the murder went down, Harragan also disappeared. The catch is that he went missing and so did Maria– Nelson’s wife.

It’s up to Stone and his new partner Carmen to try and figure out who did the killings so long ago and track them down. Can they crack the case, or will they put themselves in harm’s way trying to crack this cold case wide open? You’re going to have to read An Ace and a Pair to find out what happens!

Two Bare Arms is the second novel in Blake Banner’s Dead Cold series. When it comes to cases, John Stone is a detective that refuses to quit. He’s known for his reputation on solving cases and apprehending criminals in the past, but he may just have to go the extra mile to prove that it wasn’t just a fluke or a hot decade that he had on his hands.

Detective Stone is back again, fresh off a case where he was paired up with the tenacious Detective Dehan by his side. They were tasked with finding out who killed five people ten years ago and gamely took on the case.

The time was November and the setting was New York. The weather was anything but ideal and it was raining a bit and cold at the time. The trees were all bare and their limbs looked skeletal, like bony hands. At the time Stone was having difficulties dealing with the concept of habeas corpus because the whole body was there– including two arms, bare.

Someone had put those bare arms in an East Bronx lockup 12 years ago and the rest of the body was never discovered. No one knew what happened. It’s up to the detectives Dehan and Stone to team up and figure out what’s going on once more. The leads fizzled out long ago, but you never know what opening up a case and seeing it with fresh eyes can do.

Dehan and Stone start to figure out that whoever murdered this woman wanted those parts to be found as part of a way to show off and leave a message behind, or maybe even a challenge. That means that this is no average killer. This is a monster, perhaps a mastermind, and almost certainly a serial killer– all the signs are there.

Stone is convinced they are dealing with a psychopathic killer. The only problem is that they have no idea who it would be. They have their suspects, but it could be anyone. They’re having a tough time zeroing in. How are they going to figure out where to go or who to look at?

The detectives know that they’re dealing with a smart and furtive criminal. A professional at misdirection and deceit. Stone and Dehan must double down and catch this killer– for good. Pick up the second novel in the Dead Cold series to find out how this story ends!

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