Plot Synopsis

“Fans of great detective series such as True Detective or The Killing will find a home with B.D. Smith and his lead detective, Doug Batemen.”

Sublime Book Review

Get ready for a pulse-pounding thrill ride that will leave you gasping for breath! The Ice Maiden, the first book in the Doug Bateman Mystery police procedural series, is a must-read for fans of gripping noir thrillers.

Maine State Police detective, Doug Bateman, is struggling to keep his life together after the death of his son and the unraveling of his marriage. But when a mutilated corpse is discovered in the local lake, he sees a chance for redemption. Teaming up with a talented new deputy from the Sheriff’s office, Bateman throws himself into the investigation, only to discover that the killer is playing a twisted game with them.

As the body count rises and Bateman’s relationship with his colleague heats up, he must race against time to catch the ruthless killer before he claims more innocent lives.

With its authentic setting, unexpected romance, and spine-tingling thrills, The Ice Maiden will keep you guessing until the very end. If you love fast-paced police procedurals with complex characters and a heart-pumping plot, then you won’t want to miss this gripping novel by B.D. Smith. Order your copy now and discover why critics are raving about The Ice Maiden!

About The Author

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B. D. Smith was raised in Detroit, Michigan and received his doctorate in prehistoric archaeology from the University of Michigan. Before turning to writing fiction, he authored numerous books and articles on the origins of agriculture and other topics. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He and his wife live in Santa Fe in the winter and spend their summers in Bowerbank, Maine.