Strange and Sinister Path: A Dead Cold Mystery - Blake Banner

Strange and Sinister Path: A Dead Cold Mystery

By Blake Banner

  • Release Date: 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings


There is nothing unusual about a young Catholic girl from the Bronx winding up raped, beaten, strangled and decapitated – unless she winds up that way in Lefthand Canyon, in the Colorado Rockies, where there hasn’t been a murder since 1922. Then it’s unusual enough to become a problem for the sheriff of Lee County. And when he finds no blood at the scene and no physical evidence, it becomes more than a problem. It becomes a headache – for five long years. 

That’s when he bats it back to the Bronx, to the 43rd precinct and right onto Detectives Stone and Dehan’s desk. Let them deal with it.

But Lee County is one of the remotest parts of the USA, and Stone finds his pool of suspects limited, to say the least. Was it Greg, the tough, plain-talking rancher? Was it Ingrid and Alfredo, the bitter, puritanical in-laws? Or somebody in the off-grid, dope farming community at the Shack?

Or was it somebody else, somebody completely different…?

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  • Strange and Sinister Path

    By PushpushStable
    Author Blake Banner has found the perfect combination of ingredients to whip up a powerful police procedural with each successive book in his Dead Cold series. I look forward to his next release.
  • Great Series

    By ChasChasChasChas
    Generally a solid, six-book series — with one minor glitch and one major plus. The glitch: the Victorian gathering of suspects at the end; the plus: the relationship between Stone and Dehan.
  • Great series

    By Big Fish Fan58
    Just finished #6. Can’t wait for the next one!
  • Strange and Sinister Path

    By W. Smythe
    Where'd this mystery, police procedural, and carefully crafted writing suddenly appear. This is a Great read and while it may be trite to say I could not put this down, the craftsmen ship will keep new readers glued to the pages just such as I was. Already downloading book # 2 I'm hooked already Mr. Banner
  • Loved it!

    By Querilovesbooks
    Another great installment in this series. Had me second guessing myself many times throughout. Oh of course mo did it, no it was definitely Greg my goodness could it have been Pat? You’ll love this book, even if you’ve not read the others but I strongly recommend you do. Can’t wait for the next one!
  • Strange and Sinister Path

    By Scott11024
    Great read. Keeps you looking for the next surprise.
  • Strange and sinister

    By Jolene Marks
    Reading all of your books.. Love your twisty plots Your elegant & beautiful descriptions of the settings “With our breathe fleeing before us like urgent ghosts” And your humor “ and it wasn’t even Halloween yet” The characters moods & emotions are touching And the simplicity of your writing - refreshing & realistic You have a gift