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Crossroad Blues Ace Atkins

Crossroad Blues By Ace Atkins

Crossroad Blues by Ace Atkins

Condition - Very Good
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Nick Travers is a footballer turned blues historian at Tulane University. He heads deep into the blues heartland - the Mississippi Delta - to investigate a crime over a century old. In 1938 outside a Mississippi jukejoint, a celebrated figure in blues history, Robert Johnson, was murdered.

Crossroad Blues Summary

Crossroad Blues by Ace Atkins

Where in the world can you find a real blues hero? You can find him in New Orleans, living in his battered 1920s warehouse and playing harmonica at JoJo's Blues Bar in the French Quarter. His name is Nick Travers, an expro footballer for the New Orleans Saints turned blues historian at Tulane University. Nick heads deep into the heartland of the blues - the Mississippi Delta, investigating a crime over half a century old. In August 1938 outside a Greenwood Mississippi jukejoint the most celebrated figure in blues history, Robert Johnson, was murdered. Some say he was poisoned by a jealous woman while others say the devil took him after Johnson sold him his soul at the crossroads. Sixty years later a college professor researching rumours of the discovery of nine unknown Johnson recordings, goes missing in the Delta. Naturally carious, Nick decides to retrace his last-known steps. Nick finds himself pitted against a host of strange characters, including an eccentric negroid albino and a slick seventeen year old hitman who believes himself to be the reincarnation of Elvis Presley. Neck-deep in trouble, Nick has to fight to save his own skin while at the same time try and unravel the greatest mystery in all blues lore.

Crossroad Blues Reviews

"'If Raymond Chandler came from the South, his name would be Ace Atkins' - Kinky Freidman; 'You can really hear the music everybody talks about so reverentially' New York Times; 'Atkins's research into blues history adds depth and context to the always-entertaining story, which whizzes by like an old, familiar song hear on the car radio late at night' Chicago Tribune"

About Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins is only twenty-nine. His day job is crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune. He has just completed the second Nick Travers mystery, Leavin' Trunk Blues which Robinson will publish later on in the year.

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Crossroad Blues by Ace Atkins
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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