It soon becomes clear that Wayne has genuine information about the murder, information he could only have if he had been there. He wants his liberty. Stone believes wayne harris belongs where he is, behind bars, but as he and Dehan begin to look into the case they soon realize the horrific truth: they are dealing with a psychopathic serial killer who will stop at nothing to sate his lust for blood.
Fire From Heaven: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - His body was reduced to ash from his neck to his ankles, in the middle of Soundview Park. His unburned head was just eighteen inches away, where it had apparently rolled; and his genitals too were unburned. His unburned feet were still in his flip-flops. The x-files, exist only in fiction, don’t they? then they start to hear about the lights in the sky that night, after all, and the threatening visits the FBI paid to the witnesses that saw them – and Detective Dehan starts to wonder: how was Danny Brown killed – and above all, by whom…?This is a cold case Dehan and Stone might never solve… .
Fire From Heaven: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - It wasn’t just the twenty years since danny Brown’s death that made it the hardest case of their careers: it was that the manner of his death was, quite simply, impossible. To make matters worse, though it had rained the night before, there were no footprints to be found - anywhere. Detective stone keeps an open mind, but his partner, is convinced there is a logical, Detective Dehan, terrestrial explanation for the gruesome murder.
Murder Most Scottish: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - So a small island off the north coast of Scotland in a 16th century castle seems to be just the job. After all, two out of three isn’t bad. Maybe a bit too fascinating when it leads to a forty year old mystery about a man murdered, shot with a. 38 in a locked room in circumstances which are, quite simply, impossible.
At first the place seems idyllic: the wild landscapes are breathtaking, fuelled by good whisky and good Angus steak, the northern lights otherworldly and the fire-side talk, is fascinating. And when the island is cut off by a storm, well, and an identical murder is committed, what are two cold case cops on honeymoon to do…? .
Murder Most Scottish: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - When detectives john stone and carmen dehan who run the cold cases department at the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx choose their honeymoon together, and for two blissful weeks they must forget about work, it must be remote, there are three things they are very clear on: there must be good steak and whisky, about cold cases and about murder.
Unnatural Murder: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - It should be a red hot case, rosario rojas was raped and strangled in that self same house, the house that belonged to Angela Rojas, except that fifteen years earlier, the house Luis was crawling toward, Rosario’s daughter. The passenger door is open and a few paces away his pal, Luis Irizarry, lies with his life ebbing away through two gunshot wound in his chest.
Or was it…?sebastian acosta has been gunned down at three AM on a Saturday morning, sitting behind the wheel of a beaten up Toyota. Rosario, who was like a sister to Marta Flores, Detective Dehan’s mother. Things get more complicated when it emerges that rosario had started to get involved in a set whose morals Marta had considered a little too lax, a bit too broad-minded; when it emerges that the two boys who just got shot are the sons of two of the couples that made up that set.
Unnatural Murder: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - But then it turns out, this is just the tip of the iceberg, in this old, cold case… . It was not a cold case.
The Heart to Kill: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - But that’s not the only thing she notices. A fact to which Stone seems totally blind…. She also sees shelly pierce, the sexy new editor of the NY Telegraph, coming on to Stone. Things get deep when dehan realizes thorndike’s investigation was into non other than Senator Carol Hennessy, head of the Hennessy Foundation and presidential candidate - a woman whose opponents tended to die young.
The Heart to Kill: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - Dave thorndike, an investigative reporter on the New York Telegraph, is in the habit of disappearing for weeks at a time. Both his wife and his mistress had motive, but the killing has all the hallmarks of an execution. So when he vanishes in the winter of 2008, investigating the story of his life, nobody worries – until he shows up shot in the head with his own 9mm - no laptop and no story.
It wasn’t much to go on in 2008, but when stone and Dehan pick it up ten years later, the case is as cold as the icy winds blowing off the East River.
The Butcher of Whitechapel: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - And it seemed, as they prepared to return home, that history was repeating itself. Because, as they were leaving the hotel for the airport, the one he’d been searching for fifteen years ago, the call that said the killer was back, the call came; the call that said they had to stay, the one who haunted all his secret nightmares - the one that got away.
So now he has to share his dark secrets, and his nightmares, with his new bride. Last time had been on an exchange program between the NYPD and Scotland Yard: an exchange of skills and experience that was supposed to last six months, but went one for a year and a half. This time he was on honeymoon with his partner and wife, Carmen Dehan.
The Butcher of Whitechapel: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - And as the horror that he thought he’d laid to rest, rises up again, the question that haunts him is, will Dehan survive the ordeal? . It was the first time John Stone had been back to London for fifteen years.
Strange and Sinister Path: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - Was it greg, the bitter, dope farming community at the shack?Or was it somebody else, the tough, plain-talking rancher? Was it Ingrid and Alfredo, puritanical in-laws? Or somebody in the off-grid, somebody completely different…? . It becomes a headache – for five long years. And when he finds no blood at the scene and no physical evidence, it becomes more than a problem.
Strange and Sinister Path: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - 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. Then it’s unusual enough to become a problem for the sheriff of Lee County. There is nothing unusual about a young catholic girl from the Bronx winding up raped, strangled and decapitated – unless she winds up that way in Lefthand Canyon, in the Colorado Rockies, beaten, where there hasn’t been a murder since 1922.
That’s when he bats it back to the Bronx, to the 43rd precinct and right onto Detectives Stone and Dehan’s desk.
The Sins of the Father: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - When silvie martin moves to new york from texas with her husband, and their one year-old daughter, Simon, Mary, she is filled with the joy and hope she derives from their shared faith. The only trouble is, eighteen years later, el chato, the shock has completely erased her memory…now, humberto, and the suspects are as bizarre as they are unlikely: Reverend Paul Truelove, and even Sylvie herself…But Stone and Dehan know, shambling freak who speaks a language only he understands, the mysterious, where sex and religion mix, Detectives Stone and Dehan have to piece together a crime where their prime witness remembers nothing, the Mexican housebreaker, bombastic and irresistible to women, nothing is ever simple.
The Sins of the Father: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - But no sooner have they moved into their new home, which backs on to their church, than her husband is brutally murdered before her very eyes. And the deeper they investigate, the more convinced they are, there is something they are not seeing….
Let Us Prey: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - Why did a second rate pi in the bronx want to look into the case of a low life petty criminal found tied to a chair in his apartment, where was the body? Unfortunately, beaten and shot through the heart? And that question led to other questions, back in 2015? At every turn the questions get deeper, a chat with Baxter only raises more questions that threaten to drive Stone crazy: who is the mysterious Tamara Gunthersen? And what was the gig she did for the even more mysterious Geronimo dos Santos, whose was second pool of blood on the floor? If there was a second victim, like, and the women more tempting - and more dangerous.
Until the strain on Stone and Dehan’s partnership threatens to make it snap. So much so that stone and dehan hadn’t even considered reviewing it – until private investigator Karl Baxter requested a copy of the police file. Then Stone got curious. Then stone will be on his own…. It seemed to be a cold case like any other.
Little Dead Riding Hood: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - Nothing. An eighteen-year-old girl sets out one November night to walk five blocks down Gleason Avenue to her boyfriend’s house. The case goes cold. Until her brother, Samuel, comes forward with new evidence he has found. He calls her and she tells him she’s on her way. It’s a walk that should take ten minutes, but she never arrives.
When she does turn up, in soundview Park, washed up on the banks of the River Bronx, it’s five days later, strangled to death. The detective who investigates the murder, nothing of interest in her phone records, a friend of the family, finds no forensic evidence, no witnesses to the abduction or the murder.
Little Dead Riding Hood: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - They start asking the difficult questions, like how did she get into the river in the first place, and then the case starts heating up again…. And then the cases is handed to Detectives Stone and Dehan of the 43rd Precinct.
Garden of the Damned: A Dead Cold Mystery#ad - That is, until ghosts start appearing from Dehan’s past. It also leads them to some of the most powerful men in New York. But others are not… stone’s problem is deciding which of them are just criminals, and which are truly evil. When the body of a tramp was found in a dumpster on lafayette and Bryant in the Bronx, the case was filed as unsolved – another victim nobody cared about, with no papers and no ID, shot by some punk nobody cared about.
Garden of the Damned: A Dead Cold Mystery #ad - That was twelve years ago. Then detective stone notices that the ‘tramp’ had a hundred dollar haircut and manicured nails. He wants to know, then leaves them in full view in a dumpster? but the answers he gets are not the ones he expects, who dresses a murder victim up as a tramp, and before long their investigation leads Stone and Dehan to St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, and the darkest recesses of the human soul.
Then things get complicated…. Some, head of the irish Mob, like Conor Hagan, are known criminals. That makes him curious.