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 642 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…


  • An Ace and a Pair

    By nickname5452316
    Excellent! Convoluted plot (in a good way)! Twists and turns with interesting characters. Good ending
  • An Ace and A Pair - Blake Banner

    By MakenItEasy
    Excellent mystery and excellently written. Mr. Banner does a bang up good job of unraveling a cold case that takes he and partner, Dehan, on a chase to find a missing girl, while being chased by those involved in her disappearance, along with a criminal’s money, and he was unrelenting in trying to get his ill gotten gains back, with no mercy. Elicits many emotions from reader, and for sure a nail biter along the way, making this a hard book to put down...which I didn’t. Characters are very life like and real to reader. Plot is exemplary. Surprise ending as to who the killer(s) were. Definitely would recommend this book!!
  • An Ace and a Pair

    By McCarthy Reavill
    Loved the book. Plot was great. Very engaging. I would STRONGLY SUGGEST that the author get a better proof reader! There were many grammatical errors. Very distracting! Would have given the book 5 stars if not for the grammatical errors.
  • Fun Fun Fun

    By Johnny60848
    Great characters- witty banter- a story that keeps one step ahead of me- good old fashioned mystery. A delightful read.
  • Good book

    By alvin8183
    Enjoyed reading this book. Would recommend!
  • An Ace And A Pair

    By Joe in Michigan
    Entertaining page turner!
  • Interesting!

    By Mjp1952
    Enjoyed the pace, the mystery and the story line. Cant wait to read more. Mickey
  • An Ace and A Pair

    By Bun Brrabbid Lop
    Awesome story! Read first of this series. Outstanding throughout the plot. I agree with all the 5 Star previous reviews. Plus, Blake Banner, you have captivated me like Mickey Spillane--and, that sir, is the best praise--of which I have never given before. I will be reading everything you this series and in anything else you write! A new fan. 🐰🐰🐰
  • Fun NYC Detective Whodunit Debut

    By Mel'sDad
    Debut NYC police detective Whodunit written with vim, vigor & a nod & a wink. Great characters, perfectly paced with many a twist and turn. A refreshing new addition to the genre.
  • Exemplary

    By Lorigoogrich
    Fast paced crime thriller. Mysterious and witty. An all around great read.