USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith mentioned the Cold Poker Gang in his acclaimed thriller Dead Money.

Now he introduces us for the first time to Retired-Detective Lott and the rest of the retired Las Vegas detectives who play poker, solve cold cases, and call themselves the Cold Poker Gang.

They solve cases every week, but this case becomes very personal for Retired-Detective Lott. More so than any cold case he and the Gang ever tackled before. And as with most cold cases, solutions do not come easy.

And answers tend not to be what anyone hoped.

We’ve got “The Case of the Pleasant Hills Murder” cued, and it’s read for you by the author.


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You can read “The Case of the Pleasant Hills Murder, ” a Cold Poker Gang story  in Smith’s Monthly #3 , which is available in ebook and trade paperback at your favorite retailer.