Nickel City Blues ~ A Gideon Rimes Mystery

Nickel City Blues ~ A Gideon Rimes Mystery

by Gary Earl Ross

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Buffalo, New York, private investigator Gideon Rimes, a black Iraq-war vet and retired army CID detective, is hired to protect blues singer Indigo Waters from her ex-boyfriend, a police officer who serves as a driver and personal bodyguard for Buffalo Mayor Ophelia Green. When the boyfriend is murdered, Rimes is the prime suspect. He's arrested but police are forced to release him due to a lack of evidence. As the cops search for clues to tie Rimes to the murder, he begins his own hunt for the killer, uncovering a plot that involves city leaders, a wealthy business owner, corrupt cops, access to control of a half-billion-dollar project--and a dark family secret that someone will do anything to keep hidden, regardless of who they have to kill...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160787718
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 03/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 469 KB

About the Author

A lifelong resident of the Nickel City, Gary Earl Ross is a retired University at Buffalo professor, novelist, public radio essayist, and playwright.

His sixty-plus short stories have appeared in many magazines and journals, as well as anthologies, among them Intimacy (2004, Penguin/Plume), Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers (2005, Cleis), Medium for Murder (2008, Red Coyote Press), Darker Edge of Desire (2014, Cleis), and Buffalo Noir (2015, Akashic).

His historical novel Blackbird Rising was published in 2009 by Full Court Press, a small Buffalo publisher, and his plays, most of them mysteries, have been performed in various US, Canadian, and English cities, as well as in Shanghei, China, Manipal, India, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Guns of Christmas and The Mark of Cain won, respectively, the 2015 and 2016 Emanuel Fried Outstanding New Play Award. Matter of Intent, performed in Buffalo in 2005 and London in 2009, won the 2005 Emanuel Fried Outstanding New Play Award and the 2006 Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America. For more information visit

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