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Blake Banner is a bestselling author that writes mysteries and thrillers. Banner’s childhood was more interesting than most because he describes his parents as well-meaning Marxists. Rather than finding a suitable school for him to attend, the author’s mother hired a governess.
Order of Dead Cold Mysteries Series
|1||Ace and a Pair||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Two Bare Arms||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Garden of the Damned||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Let Us Prey||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||The Sins of the Father||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Strange and Sinister Path||2018||Description / Buy|
|7||The Heart to Kill||2018||Description / Buy|
|8||Unnatural Murder||2018||Description / Buy|
|9||Fire From Heaven||2018||Description / Buy|
|10||To Kill Upon a Kiss (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|11||Murder Most Scottish||2018||Description / Buy|
|12||The Butcher of Whitechapel||2018||Description / Buy|
|13||Little Dead Riding Hood (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|14||Trick or Treat||2019||Description / Buy|
|15||Blood Into Wine||2019||Description / Buy|
|16||Jack in the Box||2019||Description / Buy|
|17||The Fall Moon||2019||Description / Buy|
|18||Blood In Babylon||2019||Description / Buy|
|19||Death in Dexter (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|20||Mustang Sally||2019||Description / Buy|
|21||A Christmas Killing (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|22||Mommy's Little Killer||2020||Description / Buy|
|23||Bleed Out (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|24||Dead and Buried (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|25||In Hot Blood||2020||Description / Buy|
|26||Fallen Angels||2021||Description / Buy|
|27||Knife Edge||2021||Description / Buy|
|28||Along Came A Spider||2021||Description / Buy|
|29||Cold Blood||2023||Description / Buy|
|30||Curtain Call||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Omega Series
|1||Dawn of the Hunter||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Double Edged Blade||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||The Storm||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||The Hand of War||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||A Harvest of Blood||2018||Description / Buy|
|6||To Rule in Hell||2018||Description / Buy|
|7||Kill: One||2018||Description / Buy|
|8||Powder Burn||2018||Description / Buy|
|9||Kill: Two||2018||Description / Buy|
|10||Unleashed||2018||Description / Buy|
|11||The Omicron Kill||2019||Description / Buy|
|12||9mm Justice||2019||Description / Buy|
|13||Kill: Four||2019||Description / Buy|
|14||Death In Freedom||2019||Description / Buy|
|15||Endgame||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Alex Mason Series with David Archer
|1||Odin||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||Ice Cold Spy||2021||Description / Buy|
|3||Mason's Law||2022||Description / Buy|
|4||Assets and Liabilities||2022||Description / Buy|
|5||Russian Roulette||2022||Description / Buy|
|6||Executive Order||2022||Description / Buy|
|7||Dead Man Talking||2022||Description / Buy|
|8||All The King's Men||2023||Description / Buy|
|9||Flashpoint||2023||Description / Buy|
|10||Brotherhood of the Goat||2023||Description / Buy|
|11||Dead Hot||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Cobra / Harry Bauer Thriller Series
|1||Dead of Night||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Dying Breath||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||The Einstaat Brief||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||Quantum Kill||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||Immortal Hate||2021||Description / Buy|
|6||The Silent Blade||2021||Description / Buy|
|7||LA: Wild Justice||2021||Description / Buy|
|8||Breath of Hell||2021||Description / Buy|
|9||Invisible Evil||2021||Description / Buy|
|10||The Shadow of Ukupacha||2021||Description / Buy|
|11||Sweet Razor Cut||2022||Description / Buy|
|12||Blood of the Innocent||2022||Description / Buy|
|13||Blood on Balthazar||2022||Description / Buy|
|14||Simple Kill||2022||Description / Buy|
|15||Riding the Devil||2023||Description / Buy|
|16||The Unavenged||2023||Description / Buy|
|17||The Devil's Vengeance||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Verdugo Series
The governess did what she could to keep the author in line. But Banner was easily distracted. Or, at the very least, he had no interest in learning the Greek alphabet. The author spent his days exploring guns and ancient weapons.
And when time allowed, he would study Budo. The stables across the road were another major distraction. He went over and helped out whenever the opportunity arose or when he wasn’t practicing Tae Kwon Do with his friends.
The governess couldn’t keep up. She developed an alcohol addiction and left. Banner can’t help but blame himself for her fate. But her departure did little to reign him in. The author started breaking in wild horses at 16, a job that came with its fair share of risks.
Banner broke a few bones during this period. In the years that followed, he frequently traveled, dabbling in all the fun and adventure life had to offer, making several friends along the way. Ironically, he sparked an interest in storytelling during these days.
It was ironic because Banner is dyslexic. While reading was never an issue, the art of writing constantly eluded him. Fortunately, the author was too stubborn to surrender to this weakness. If anything, it made him more determined to hone his craft.
His hard work paid off when he became a published author in 2017. The experiences Banner has encountered, and collected have shaped his approach to storytelling, not to mention the books he read as a child.
Naturally, his parents kept pushing ‘Das Captial’ by Karl Marx into his lap. But he found the time to consume the likes of Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane, authors that shaped his love for the noir genre.
The self-published author confuses and amazes readers because of his production rate. He wrote and published over 30 books between 2017 and 2022, which has led some readers to question whether he uses ghostwriters. They don’t understand how he can write so many novels within such as short time.
Best Blake Banner Books
Banner reads all types of detective stories. However, his mentors were Hammer and Marlow; the author’s stories prove as much. Banner’s best books include:
An Ace And A Pair: Murders are nothing new. However, Nelson Hernandez’s murder raised eyebrows. His four cousins suffered a similar fate. The group was playing poker at Hunts Point when someone killed them all.
However, Nelson stood out because the attacker removed his head and balls and left them on the table. The police had a long list of suspects, including the Jersey Mob and the Triads. Some people suspected Mick Harragan because the cop went missing with Nelson’s wife on the night of his murder. But no one was charged.
That was ten years ago. Today, Captain Jennifer Cuevas has a problem. Jennifer appreciates the work John Stone has done for the NYPD. His arrest record is unrivaled. Unfortunately, the detective is a dinosaur. His time has long since passed.
Meanwhile, Carmen Dehan doesn’t belong on the force. Her attitude has made the detective a pariah. No one can stand her. Jennifer thought pairing Stone and Carmen and saddling them with the Cold Cases file would solve both problems. She was wrong.
Dead of Night: Harry Bauer was an orphan. He spent his childhood on the streets of New York. When he was old enough, Harry joined the Special Forces. He made a name for himself in the SAS, becoming the sort of operative his superiors could trust to fight secret wars in various deserts and jungles.
But then he went too far. Harry tried to assassinate the Butcher of Al-Landy. His superiors kicked Harry out and sent him home to New York. Harry was at a loss. He spent his life becoming the best of killers, and now, the Army wanted him to adapt to ordinary life as a civilian.
He couldn’t do that. He couldn’t fall in line. And when a Russian Mafia boss offered him a hefty sum to wipe out the Albanian Mafia, Harry accepted.
When Does The Next Blake Banner book come out?
The next book by Blake Banner is Curtain Call and will be released on December, 11th 2023. It is the newest book in the Dead Cold Mysteries Series.