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Cold Mind: Cold Mind (Stuart Haydon #1)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  163 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Somewhere in the sprawling city of Houston, a psychopath s stalking his victims. Each is a high-priced call girl trained and groomed for the pleasure of high-powered gentlemen. Each is found murdered, her body twisted in a climax of agony, defying medical explanation. but most chilling of all is that the killer is coldly efficient, leaving behind no clues, no motives, no e...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Pocket Books (first published September 1983)
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Lindsay was a new author to us, recommended by a computer application that claimed “if you like this, you might like that.” Since we tend to be keen on series characters, we decided to try “Cold Mind” (we think his second novel, pub. 1983), the author’s first in a five-book Houston-based homicide detective Stuart Haydon set. Haydon happens to be independently wealthy, yet is still a workaholic that pursues his cases with passion. The plot echoes a favorite theme in murder mysteries: somebody is...more
Peter Bylone
It was a good page turner. I thought it was a period piece, reveling the late 70s atmosphere (referring to ladies swooning over Burt Reynolds)... then I saw that it was written in 1983, so it was written 'modern'. It's aged fairly well; there are a few interesting directions woven into the story, definitely enough to keep you interested. If I have one complaint though, it's that the villain isn't developed hardly at all. We find out who he is and what he does in his normal life, and we find out...more
A while back I read Misery by Lindsey and really liked it but for some reason forgot to go get more of his books. Recently, I remembered that I'd forgotten and remedied the situation starting with this one. And it's excellent. Stuart Haydon is a police detective in Houston, Texas. He is Lindsey's continuing character and while he's not my favorite protagonist, the plots of these books more than make up for the fact that I just don't like the guy. In A Cold Mind high class, very beautiful hookers...more
Wow. What can I say? I could NOT finish this book! Having known about David Lindsey for over 20 years,and the fact that he set this series in Houston (Where I am born and raised) I thought I had an instant winner.
But I could not get into it. It reads well, but never grabs you.(At least me) I was over half way, and could not finish, nor did I realy want to....
Here is what I know of the story. Someone is killing high priced Call Girls, in a very unique way. Just not unique enough to get me to fin...more
Connie Sandlin
An absorbing thriller/murder mystery/police procedural. I stayed up all night reading this one. The killer was not a typical serial killer. Very different and original. I would like to read more stories about the protagonist, Stuart Haydon.
I like the way Lindsey writes. His books really "flow". I liked the characters ( detective) better in the first book I read by Lindsey but this was a good thriller.
A Houston police detective, Stuart Haydon, searches for a serial
killer of call girls. I may be biased toward Lindsey's books because I'm a native Houstonian.
I like a good murder mystery as well as the next one however the abuse of women is beyond the pale. This book was much to grizzly for me.
Mar 04, 2008 Simon rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mature readers
A great read. Full of suspense. I am not a veracious reader but I had trouble putting it down.
Very good characterization
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Lindsey spent his childhood in the Texas Rio Grande Valley and in West Texas, near San Angelo. He graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in English literature and moved to Austin, Texas in 1970, where he has lived ever since.

During the 1970s, Lindsey worked as a book editor at a number of small publishing houses in Austin. At one point he operated his own publishing firm, Heidel...more
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