The Murder Book (Cold Case Investigation #2) (Paperback)
Cold case detective Lauren Riley wakes up in the hospital certain of two things: she was stabbed and left for dead...and the person who did it was a cop.
After being brutally stabbed at her desk late one night, Lauren Riley works her way backwards through the haze to piece together who attacked her and why. A mysterious phone message forces her to enlist the help of a retired lieutenant to track down a witness who is desperate not to be found. As she digs into the Buffalo Police Department's hidden past she uncovers a terrible secret, one a fellow officer would kill to protect.
Packed with suspense and featuring a detective who "relentlessly--and with morbid humor--gets the job done" (Booklist), The Murder Book continues a series praised by Kirkus Reviews as "an excellent police procedural combined with a psychological thriller."
Praise for The Murder Book:
An Amazon and Barnes and Noble Bestseller
"A simply riveting read from cover to cover."--Midwest Book Review
"Fans of contemporary police procedurals will want to see more of the plucky Lauren."--Publishers Weekly
"A pulse-racing pace, well-chosen details of Buffalo's mixed industrial landscape and characters to bleed for make this a stunningly good second book. Highly recommended."--Kingdom Books
Praise for A Cold Day in Hell, Book 1 of the Cold Case Investigation series:
"Recommend this one to anyone who loves courtroom dramas where lawyers tear into witnesses like pit bulls. And to anyone hot for a police procedural where tired cops make mistakes but slowly, relentlessly--and with morbid humor--get the job done. Redmond delivers both in one package...The real attraction here is a keyhole view into a world that turns our expectations upside down--a world where a bullying, quasi-fascist cop can be the only one with a handle on reality. Keep your eyes on Redmond, a retired cop who knows how to write."--Booklist
"Redmond, a recently retired Buffalo PD homicide detective, keeps everything moving nicely in this well-constructed crime novel."--Publishers Weekly
"An excellent police procedural combined with a psychological thriller."--Kirkus Reviews
"A Cold Day in Hell is a fine first novel and Lauren Riley is cool new addition to the world of PI and cop protagonists. A retired detective, Lissa Marie Redmond gives it to the reader without the sugarcoating and lifts the veil off how the system really works...or doesn't."--Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break
"Ex-cop Lissa Redmond has a sure hand with police procedure, which should be no surprise. The joy of A Cold Day in Hell comes from her equally sure hand with storytelling. This is a welcome new voice on the crime scene."--SJ Rozan, bestselling author of Ghost Hero
About the Author
Lissa Marie Redmond is a retired cold case homicide detective. She handled a number of high-profile cases and has appeared on numerous television shows including Dateline and Murder by Numbers. The first book in her Cold Case Investigation series, A Cold Day in Hell was published in 2018 by Midnight Ink Books. Her short fiction has appeared in Buffalo Noir, Down & Out: The Magazine, and other publications. A member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers, she lives and writes in Buffalo, NY with her family.