The Devil's Red Nickel (C. J. Floyd #2)
by Robert Greer
If you haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting C. J. Floyd, Robert Greer's Denver-based bail bondsman and private eye, you've now got two chances. The latest Floyd adventure, which explores the death of a black musical legend named Daddy Doo-Wop, offers a wealth of detail on everything from the record business to sex change operations. And available in paperback is Greer's...more
Published by Warner Books
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I loved all the local references, the minor hoodlums, the very recognizable mayor, the parades, the transsexuals, the semis hauling cattle and pigs, the R&B DJs, the fight over light rail. BUT would I read it if it weren't all Denver and Colorado? I don't know. The hometown appeal is very strong, but I'm not sure it would translate to another audience. I never did connect with CJ. Too complicated a character, too much unnecessary bakstory? I dunno. I'll have to read more.
Robert Greer, author of the CJ Floyd mystery series, lives in Denver, where he is a practicing surgical pathologist, research scientist, and Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He also edits the High Plains Literary Review, reviews books for National Public Radio, and raises Black Baldy cattle on his ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.More about Robert Greer...