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Leavin' Trunk Blues Ace Atkins

Leavin' Trunk Blues By Ace Atkins

Leavin' Trunk Blues by Ace Atkins


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Summary

Ruby Walker became one of the greatest blues singers ever known - only to lose it all when convicted of murdering her lover and producer, Billy Lyons, in 1959. Decades later, Walker agrees to an interview with Nick Travers, demanding that he checks out her version of the truth behind the murder.

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Leavin' Trunk Blues by Ace Atkins

Christmas Eve on the South Side of Chicago: a grey coldness envelops the crumbling housing projects and tattered neighbourhoods. Seventy miles away - locked in a scarred prison cell - waits Ruby Walker, a woman who in every way is the South Side. More than forty years ago, she - like several million blacks during the Great Migration - boarded the Illinois Central from Mississippi to what she believed was the promised land. She became one of the greatest blues singers the city had ever known - only to lose it all after being convicted of murdering her lover and producer, Billy Lyons, in September 1959. Decades later, Walker agrees to an interview with Nick Travers, blues historian from Tulane University, but the interview comes with a demand that he check out what she calls the truth behind Lyons's last hours. With a tale studded with irresistible characters like the hateful Stagger Lee, and two beautifully named sociopathic females, Fast Lovin' Fannie and Butcher Knife Totin' Annie, Ace Atkins has produced another atmospheric and entertaining murder-mystery set in the sleazy romance of blues country.

Leavin' Trunk Blues Reviews

'If Raymond Chandler came from the South, his name would be Ace Atkins' - Kinky Friedman 'Crossroad Blues is like a classic song - the right feeling, the right note at the right time' - B B King 'You can really hear the music everybody talks about so reverentially' - New York Times

About Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins is a journalist on the Tampa Tribune. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Crossroad Blues which was published by Robinson in June 2001.

Additional information

GOR005128750
9781841194158
1841194158
Leavin' Trunk Blues by Ace Atkins
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
20011025
320
N/A
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