Gary Earl Ross

Edgar Award-winning playwright, novelist, and essayist Gary Earl Ross is a retired University at Buffalo professor. His staged plays include The Scavenger’s Daughter, The Mark of Cain, The Guns of Christmas, The Trial of Trayvon Martin, and Matter of Intent. His books include the story collections Wheel of Desire, Shimmerville, and Beneath the Ice, the novel Blackbird Rising and the Nickel City mysteries with PI Gideon Rimes. Ross lives in Buffalo, called the Nickel City after the buffalo head nickel. 

It wasn’t murder. The Book of Exodus, the same book that says, ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ also says, ‘Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.’

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