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Crossroad Blues (Nick Travers Series #1)

Crossroad Blues (Nick Travers Series #1)

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by Ace Atkins

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Nick Travers is back where it all began.
Years after The Philadelphia Inquirer proclaimed Crossroad Blues “an impressive debut by a promising new talent,” the acclaimed crime novel is back in print.
A modern, Southern re-invention of The Maltese Falcon, Crossroad Blues won noir fans with its nod to the masters and thrilled readers with a wild

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VictoriaAllman More than 1 year ago
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. Victoria Allman author of: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written-wonderful imagery-good, well developed characters. I swear I could feel the New Orleans and delta humidity while I was reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nick Travers is a great character! An awesome character like Nick, a good mystery plot, and the blues...what more could you want how about some decent editing. It really distracts the reader from the story when the editing is this bad. Missing words I understand but missing sentences just sucks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this novel up at a garage sale for 25 cents and have been hooked ever since. Highly recommend his books for pleasure reading and plain old entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago