Two Bare Arms: A Dead Cold Mystery - Blake Banner

Two Bare Arms: A Dead Cold Mystery

By Blake Banner

  • Release Date: 2017-08-28
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 91 Ratings


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, twelve 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.

But who –the biker with a taste for beating up women? Or his best pal the Satanist and devotee of Crowley? Or perhaps the neurotic IT freak who spent his leisure hours surfing the net for porn? Or maybe somebody else…?

One thing Stone understands clearly, whoever it is, is a master of misdirection…


  • Two Bare Arms!

    By Hoboseamstress
    Finished in several hours, lost time reading an extremely well written mystery. Plan on reading all his books. A new ardent fan!
  • Stone and Dehan

    By Justkindly
    These two characters make a great team. You move the story along really quickly and during scenes of tension I can feel myself reading faster and faster. I also like your allusions to other interesting information. I believe it was a Mr. Callow I needed to look up. I found a very interesting character. Thank you for this series. I intend to continue.
  • Two Bare Arms; and An Ace and a Pair

    By onimodmi
    Read both books and couldn’t wait to read the next one. These stories are well thought out, humorous, intriguing mysteries, solved by a pair of lovable characters. An easy and entertaining read.
  • Another Twisty Ride

    By Klrayner
    Love these characters and the plot twists. I’ll be reading the next one in the series immediately
  • Two Bare Arms

    By PushpushStable
    Wrap your hands around Two Bare Arms by Blake Banner and hold on for the ride. A page turner that leaves the reader ready to open the next book in Mr. Banner's Dead Cold Mystery series.
  • Two Bare Arms

    By Scott11024
    Great detective novel. Great characters. Can’t wait for more.
  • Another great read

    By Fufubaby
    Nothing to add to my previous review of An Ace and a Pair, the first book by this author. Fast plotting, good characterization built from showing not telling. Reminds me of Rex Stout's writing. Moving on to the third book.
  • Thumbs up for Two Bare Arms

    By ShortshiftMX5
    I just finished Mr. Banner's book, Two Bare Arms. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Clever plot, good action, and, best of all, it wasn't needlessly lengthened with boring filler that has nothing to do with the story. It was fun to read!