during a winter storm, they claim they’ve seen a dead body by the
swing sets of the Columbia County Elementary School. After he
investigates, DeLong sees no evidence, not even a body. But were the
boys telling the truth?
Russ Calhoun, DeLong sets out to find whether Manny Grimes is alive
or dead. The further away he gets to the bottom of the mystery, the
closer he comes to realize that his own life is falling
spent years to overcome. Will he be able to move past his own demons
and untangle the web of lies before it’s too late?
Lieutenant Jim DeLong realizes at first sight this case will be the
most difficult one of his career. DeLong is immediately swept into
the memories of his childhood and dark secrets he’s longed to
will be resurrected whether DeLong likes it or not. He and his
brother have been estranged by unhappy times in their youth. With no
clear motive, DeLong questions his ability to remain objective.
Blood Runs Cold is the second book in The Cases of Lieutenant DeLong. I liked the first book but this one was even better. It starts with the murder of Jim DeLong’s sister-in-law and he’s allowed to be the lead in the case even though he’s related.
DeLong and his brother, Sullivan aka Sully, are estranged because of guilt they feel from some things that happened when they were teens and ended up in juvie. Neither DeLong has been able to get over what happened to them and it’s been easier to just stay away from each other so they don’t have to face those feelings.
There are many possible suspects even though the victim was a good woman who tried to help troubled teens. It takes some serious investigating, but DeLong gets to the bottom of it. At the same time, he and his brother have a chance to make things right with their relationship…maybe?
Angela Kay is a southern lady who spends her days and nights dreaming
up new ways to solve dark murders of normal people.
contest for her one-act entitled “Digging Deeper.” Because of
this, she was able to spend a week in Atlanta at the Horizon Theater
for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!