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THE CRAIGE INGRAM - Mystery Series


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Printed Version: 350 pages Kindle Version: Available Publisher: Wandering Sage, LLC (November 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 19-33300051 ISBN-13: 978-1933300054
Reviewer:  Mae Wolter, US Review "His   vehicle   skidded   on   more   chunky   refreeze.   Spinner   played   with   the   brakes.   Brought   it   to   a   stop;   killed   the   motor.   Set   the   hand   brake--turned   up   the   collar   on   his sheepskin   coat;   opened   the   door.   Wind   had   picked   up.   Gusts   sliced   at   a   square   jaw   on   his   devil-may-care   rugged   face.   Snowflakes   dusted   his   sandy   brown   hair,   clung for a moment, blew gone in the capricious strong up-slope drafts." Aspen   Police   Department   Criminal   Investigation   Division   Detective   David   "Spinner"   Krespinak's   friend   Craige   Ingram   (a   character   in   two   previous   books   of   the   Craige Ingram   Mystery   Series   by   MacKinney)   slides   into   the   middle   of   a   complicated   crime   wave   when   he   arrives   in Aspen   for   a   ski   vacation.   Cold-blooded   killings   permeate the   tranquil   landscape   and   Ingram   is   dragged   into   the   nonstop   action.   Previously,   as   partners   in   an   antiterrorist   SEAL   unit,   Spinner   and   Ingram   had   encountered   many death   defying   escapades.   In   Blood   and   Gold,   they   continue   to   defy   death   and   luckily   have   each   other's   backs.   Unpredictable   weather,   blowing   snow,   and   icy   roads   are major complications in this story of drugs, sex, and lies.    The   setting   and   the   ruthlessness   of   the   crimes   would   cause   any   reader   to   have   cold   chills   even   on   a   hot   summer's   day.   The   burning   questions:   Is   there   one   killer   or many?   Are   the   murders   connected   to   drug   smuggling,   or   to   sex?   Is   the   pudgy,   sweaty   dentist   involved   in   more   than   leering   at   his   very   sexy   employee?   How   are   the former   Olympic   contender   and   his   wild   sex   parties   involved   in   the   multiplying   body   parts?   The   author's   short   staccato   sentences   intensify   the   cold   hard   facts   and   the cold-blooded killings. Blood and Gold is a great title for this whodunit situated in Aspen during ski season.


Considered for... The PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award Volume IIIof the Craige IngramMystery Series
Reviewer:  Taylor Dean I   think   it’s   a   cover   that   screams   at   the   reader,   “Read   me   and   find   out   what’s   happening   inside   these   pages!”   From   the   dripping   blood   (taken   from   a   real   murder   site? Shiver . . .) to the skier who is in the line of fire—the cover promises action on the inside!