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First of State by Robert Greer
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Oct 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-mystery
Read in September, 2011

By Dr. Robert Greer
This intriguing mystery is a prequel to The C. J. Floyd series that takes you to the African American neighborhood known as Five Points in Denver, Colorado in the early 1970’s. Twenty two year old C. J. Floyd, a disillusioned veteran finds a kindred spirit in a World War II amputee and antique dealer. When C. J. discovers he has been murdered, he vows he will find the killer. In the meantime he throws himself into his Uncle Ike’s bail-bond business and gradually reveals the pain behind his emotionally guarded personality, and his reluctance to use any kind of violence.
C. J. Floyd is an absolutely marvelous character from his distinctive dress to his unique perspectives.
This a must read for mystery readers with a setting outside the ordinary, and a colorful hero who cracks cases and has a weakness for sweet potato pie.
A very satisfying entry in a thoughtful and multilayered series.

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