A Cold Day in Hell
by Lissa Marie Redmond

Fans of Michael Connelly and Steve Cavanagh’s courtroom dramas with plenty of twists and turns will love this first entry in the Cold Case Investigation series.

It’s an understatement to say Cold Case Detective Lauren Riley and defense attorney Frank Violanti don’t get along. While on opposite sides in the courtroom Frank’s called Lauren a sloppy cop he doesn’t trust. She considers him an obnoxious bully. Now Frank needs her help: he wants to hire her as a private investigator.

Frank’s eighteen-year-old godson, David, is accused of the rape and brutal murder of a local woman. Frank’s convinced David’s being set up and he needs Lauren’s help to prove it. Lauren doesn’t want to get involved in another jurisdiction’s homicide case, but things change when she learns the arresting officer is the one man Lauren hates more than Frank . . . her abusive former fiancé, Joe Wheeler.

After meeting David, Lauren’s determined to prove his innocence and stand up to Joe in one fell swoop.


“An excellent police procedural combined with a psychological thriller”

Kirkus Reviews

“Recommend this one to anyone who loves courtroom dramas where lawyers tear into witnesses like pit bulls . . . Keep your eyes on Redmond, a retired cop who knows how to write”


“Redmond, a recently retired Buffalo PD homicide detective, keeps everything moving nicely in this well-constructed crime novel”

Publishers Weekly

“Redmond has concocted a well-crafted story with plenty of twists, but more importantly good characterization”

Mystery Scene Magazine

Lissa Marie Redmond

Lissa Marie Redmond is a former cold case homicide detective for the Buffalo Police Department. After twenty-two years on the force she retired to pursue a “normal” life and used her experience to write the Cold Case Investigation mystery series starring Lauren Riley.

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A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483056981st July 2021N/A224$14.99
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