The Devil's Red Nickel (Paperback)
When a beautiful woman hires CJ Floyd to look into the death of her famed DJ father, CJ soon discovers that the death of "Daddy Doo-Wop" is part of a bigger story, one that reaches back to Chicago in the fifties when the Mob called the tune. From payola to paychecks, from the dirtiest of deals to some old tapes that still might be worth gold, CJ stumbles into a world where a great melody can lead to a deadly refrain, and where someone has a murderous hit parade of his own.
About the Author
Robert Greer 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 edits" The High Plains Literary Review" and reviews books for KUVO, a Denver NPR affiliate. Learn more about Robert Greer at www.robertgreerbooks.com.
"An intriguing, tightly plotted murder mystery."
"A fast ride and a music lover's dream."
- Seattle Times
"A compelling character who will win a reader's loyalty."
- Houston Chronicle
"Perhaps the greatest gift a writer can give to readers is a truly original character, one who breaks the molds formed by other writers. Such a character is ... CJ Floyd."
- Denver Post
"Greer writes highly readable, beautifully constructed narratives that speak of the American West."
- Washington Times
"Explicitly detailed surroundings, realistic neighborhoods, and dynamite action."
- Library Journal
"Jam packed with action and characters and local color...The plot rips along so quickly, you just plunge ahead with the hope that Greer will pull it all together for you later...lively and intricate and rich in detail...one heckuva ride."
- Mostly Murder