Gardened of the Damned: A Dead Cold Mystery - Blake Banner

Gardened of the Damned: A Dead Cold Mystery

By Blake Banner

  • Release Date: 2017-09-29
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 68 Ratings


When the body of a tramp was found in a dumpster on Lafayette and Bryant in the Bronx, with no papers and no ID, the case was filed as unsolved – another victim nobody cared about, shot by some punk nobody cared about.

That was twelve years ago.

Then Detective Stone notices that the 'tramp' had a hundred dollar haircut and manicured nails. That makes him curious. He wants to know, who dresses a murder victim up as a tramp, then leaves them in full view in a dumpster? But the answers he gets are not the ones he expects, and before long their investigation leads Stone and Dehan to St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and the darkest recesses of the human soul. 

It also leads them to some of the most powerful men in New York. Some, like Conor Hagan, head of the Irish Mob, are known criminals. But others are not… Stone's problem is deciding which of them are just criminals, and which are truly evil. That is, until ghosts start appearing from Dehan's past. Then things get complicated…


  • Enjoyable and well written

    By jodys choice
    I read the first book in the series after I saw an advertisement on BookBub. I enjoyed the book so much I am now in the process of buying number four in the series. I have read 3 books in 7 days and am looking forward to starting the next one. If you like good story lines that are well written, try this series
  • Garden of the Damned

    By Scott11024
    Suspense, gritty, characters you want , everything for a detective novel you can’t put down until the mystery is solved.
  • Great characters, Good Quick Read!

    By Querilovesbooks
    I found the first book by chance. I was looking for something to read while waiting for one of my favorite authors to release their next book. What a pleasant surprise! I love the chemistry between Stone and Dehan and how smoothly the story moves along. The historical tidbits are also fun. I’m at book 4 and am already sad that there are only 2 left to read. 😁Think I just found a new favorite to add to my list!
  • I love his books!

    By Skye02
    I came across his books a week ago and since then I have read 4 of them. The books are short with a great pace and pretty simple, but interesting plots. The books are not predictable though since there is always one or more unexpected twists and turns . Highly recommended for anyone who needs a fun and unpretentious read! Keep ‘em coming!
  • Garden of the damned

    By Not a mindreader
    Like the previous three books in the series it was a good story. The only reason I gave it a poor rating is every few pages there was a typo or misspelled word. Slow down Blake you’re not that bad just in a hurry to make money on the next book...then the next...etc
  • Garden of the Damned

    By Glitcherfixer
    Excellent read- going for the next one.