Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cold as Ice by M.K. Gilroy

“Detective Kristen Conner is no stranger to bad guys, big crime, and heart-pounding danger. In Cold As Ice she packs some serious heat!” John Valeri, HARTFORD EXAMINER WHEN THE RED MAFYIA WANTS YOU DEAD . . . THERE’S NO PLACE TO HIDE! What can go wrong on a run on in Central Park on your last day of vacation? Even if it is brutally cold? Everyone told Detective Kristen Conner to stay inside, which guaranteed she would go outside—and stumble onto a gang murder that puts her in the cross-hairs of a Russian “Red Mafyia” hit man. Back in Chicago, murder strikes closer to home. Just down the street from where her mom lives, a popular schoolteacher, solid citizen, and great guy—he shovels snow for widows and volunteers to work with underprivileged kids—is found dead. It was supposed to look like an accident, but crime scene investigators discover more than one killing blow to the back of his head. When Detective Kristen Conner lands the case, she knows from day one who the key suspect is. That’s simple. The person most likely to kill you is someone close . . . someone you know and love. But his wife? The nice lady down the street she knew when she was a kid? How could that be possible? Kristen is about to discover there is more violence beneath the surface of the working-class neighborhood she grew up in than she ever dreamed possible. She’s also about to discover that when the Red Mafyia wants you dead, there is no place to hide. You better be ready to fight. Mix in her on-again, off-again relationship with FBI Agent Austin Reynolds, and Kristen Conner is once again swept into a world of danger, intrigue, and a confusing love life.

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Mark "M.K." Gilroy is a 30-plus-year publishing veteran, having worked in just about every area of the industry, from his first job as a sports writer for a local newspaper while in college to proof reader, occasional box packer, vice president of editorial and marketing, publisher, and everything in between.
When not writing Detective Kristen Conner novels, he creates projects for publishers, retailers, ministries, and businesses as a freelance publisher.
Gilroy's debut novel, CUTS LIKE A KNIFE, quickly garnered critical acclaim and is a tribute to his love for character-driven mysteries and thrillers. His second novel featuring Detective Kristen Conner, EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, has received similar accolades.
Gilroy's education includes the BA in Biblical Literature and Speech Communications, the M.Div, and the MBA.
Gilroy is the father of six children. He resides with his wife Amy in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Do you like a little mystery, some action and a little bit of romance? If you said yes this might be the book for you. It keep me on the edge of my seat.
This being the third book in the Kristen Conner Mystery series  it can be a stand alone. You will not be lost at any point.
This is a book full of twists and turns. We all love that in a great mystery. I like to keep guessing who done it.
I did however read some words that I personally felt should not be in a Christian book. And there were some editing (typos) issues but they were not so bad that they kept me from the story itself.
Over all I did not want to put the book down. Great suspense novel. For the mystery lover.
I gave this book 4 stars. Give this series a try.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review.


  1. Great review, Mary! Sounds like a good read!

    Judy B

  2. I like a good mystery. It worries me a little about the language. I think I will give it a try. Thank you for the review

  3. I'm not a big fan of mysteries but your review makes me want to reconsider. Putting it on my wish list.

  4. A good mystery sounds good right about now. Thanks for sharing

  5. I am more of a romance lover but a good mystery is good at times. I might give this one a try.

  6. Mystery, suspense is right up my alley. Thanks Mary

  7. I am a romance person. mysteries don't really appeal to me. However I have friends that love mysteries I will advise it to them.

  8. Alright!! This one is just for me. My wife will have to wait until I'm done on this one. Thank you Mary

  9. It sounds exciting. I must get it right away

  10. Sounds good. Thinking about ordering it now.

  11. I am not a fan of mystery, but after reading this review, it just might make me change my mind about mysteries. Thanks for the review!

  12. I really like the sound of this one . Great review like always Blessings DanaGirl