Murder Most Scottish: A Dead Cold Mystery - Blake Banner

Murder Most Scottish: A Dead Cold Mystery

By Blake Banner

  • Release Date: 2018-07-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 38 Ratings


When detectives John Stone and Carmen Dehan who run the Cold Cases Department at the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx choose their honeymoon together, there are three things they are very clear on: there must be good steak and whisky, it must be remote, and for two blissful weeks they must forget about work, about cold cases and about murder. 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. 

At first the place seems idyllic: The wild landscapes are breathtaking, the northern lights otherworldly and the fire-side talk, fuelled by good whisky and good Angus steak, is fascinating. 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. 

And when the island is cut off by a storm, and an identical murder is committed, well, what are two cold case cops on honeymoon to do…?


  • Murder Most Scottish

    By PushpushStable
    Having read each book of the series, rather than having become bored with the characters, I've remained intrigued. The characters have developed and the plots become more twisted. I could only ask one thing of Mr. Banner...please sir, write more quickly.
  • Fun and intriguing

    By Lorigoogrich
    I absolutely love these little mysteries. The humor between the characters is terrific. Laugh while scratching your head. A great read.
  • Read Them in Order

    By Ewaldoh
    I look forward to a new Cold Case release almost as much as I do for a Davenport/Flowers or Decker book. If you are a fan you may also. If you are just now into this series, I’ll repeat that it’s more of a serial than a series. There is a definite sequence to the books and reading out of order can be a spoiler. Character development is important and there is less as the books move on. This is a detriment to the Newbies.
  • Murder most Scottish

    By saysweetie
    Excellent reading again,,, l Ema good mystery
  • Loved it

    By Justkindly
    This book has a nice blend of American English and British English phrases. The plot is interesting and the characters are not overly described. We know just enough about each of them so that we can follow the story. I am looking forward to book 12.
  • Murder Most Scottish

    By sunplayr
    An unexpected story. As with all the others I could not put it down. Loved the characters. So well done.