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Posted September 13, 2012
Crossroad Blues is the story of Nick Travers, an ex-New Orleans
Crossroad Blues is the story of Nick Travers, an ex-New Orleans Saints player turned blues historian and his search for the lost recordings of Robert Johnson. This fast-paced mystery is a throwback to another era; not only 1938 and the murder of Robert Johnson after he sold his soul to the devil to be able to play the blues, but to an era of hard-boiled mysteries and dialogue that cracks like a whip.
Ace Atkins has captured a real sense of place with Crossroad Blues. It is set in both New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta and each page is flavored with both of these unique and intriguing places. Every chapter reads like a well-researched travelogue through the Delta, blues music, and the gritty vibrations of the French Quarter. The references to blues history are flawless and the feel of the South sizzles throughout the story.
Within a few pages, I knew I'd found my favorite new author and can't wait to read more of Nick Travers and Ace Atkins.
If you are a lover of noir mysteries and southern literature you will LOVE Crossroad Blues.
author of: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain
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