Roslyn Reay, who was stabbed to death in her Cooks Hill home in March 2005, is one of 52 faces to appear on a deck of playing cards being distributed to prison inmates.

It’s part of an initiative hoping to prompt inmates who might have leads or information on a number of cold cases across New South Wales.

The 55-year-old’s murder remains unsolved, but investigators believed they have a profile of the killer.

The cards are set to be handed out in correctional institutions across the state, with 52 other cold cases listed on the cards.

Melissa Hunt, found dead near Stockrington in 1994, and Cessnock teenager Alison Newstead, who was murdered in 1993, each appear on a card.

Revelle Balmain, who disappeared from Sydney and never arrived at Newcastle Station in 1994, also appears.