The Devil's Blues

The Devil's Blues

by Ricky Bush
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The Devil's Blues by Ricky Bush

When the best blues harp customizer in Texas rushes up the steps of the First Christian Church, he finds the doors have been chained shut. A massive explosion sends him to a Houston hospital where he is charged with the murder of the entire congregation--including his wife and daughter.

Enter Mitty Andersen, ex-investigative reporter turned blues musician, who was talking to him about a new harmonica order just before the church blew up. Sensing that an innocent man is being railroaded by an overzealous lawman, Mitty once again teams up with his "partner in chime," Pete Bolden, to find out who's really behind a string of church bombings.

In their quest for justice, the duo form an uneasy alliance with two ATF agents and soon find themselves in the crosshairs of a secret anti-Christian paramilitary organization known as S.O.S.: the Soldiers of Satan. Can Mitty and Pete dodge the wrath--and bullets--of the S.O.S. operatives long enough to stop the next bombing?

This thrilling sequel to River Bottom Blues lives up to the first book and leaves you hoping for another one!

"An old-fashioned romp through the Texas countryside pitting good against evil. Evil masquerades in black & white, but good is found in bluesmen Mitty Andersen and Pete Bolden--for whom friendship is golden. If you're a blues fan, you'll love how the musical references are interwoven in the story. If you're not, you'll get enough blues in your blood by osmosis to change your mind." -- James M. Jackson, author, Bad Policy

"Blues and crime make pitch-perfect partners once again thanks to the talented pen of Ricky Bush. Turn the lights down low, put on some blues even lower, and lose yourself in The Devil's Blues." --P.S. Gifford, author, Curiously Twisted Tales

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016260068
Publisher: Barking Rain Press
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Series: Crime Fighting Bluesmen , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 202
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Ricky Bush has been reading about, writing about and playing the blues for most of his adult life. His articles have highlighted the careers of blues musicians in magazines such as Blues Access, Hittin’ the Note, Southwest Blues and The American Harmonica Newsmagazine. He has also written over a hundred reviews of recorded blues music and brings his view of the blues to readers at

He spent twenty nine years teaching Texas high school students journalism, world geography, and English. After retiring from teaching, his love of the blues and writing fiction met at the crossroads, and he began fulfilling his lifelong goal of writing a book. His first novel, River Bottom Blues, was published in 2012. He is an active member of the Sisters in Crime organization and maintains an author website at, a Facebook page under Ricky Bush, and a Twitter account @bushdog51.

Richard hangs his hat in his self-built log home in rural Texas, where he and his wife, Virginia, raised two daughters and a son. He can occasionally be coaxed into assisting with the small family oil and gas operation that they helped build. When he’s not applying his fingers to the keyboard, he puts a harmonica to his lips and practices what he preaches by blowing the blues.

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The Devil's Blues 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mysterybook_nerd98 More than 1 year ago
* I was provided a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This was an exciting, well paced read with interesting characters. I'm not a blues fan so I couldn't get into that aspect but the story was enjoyable and I liked the characters. I thought the soundtrack of blues songs that go along with the plot was also an interesting twist.