Crossroad Blues

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 2000 - Fiction - 304 pages
28 Reviews
With overwhelming acclaim from reviewers, readers, and peers alike, first-time novelist Ace Atkins hits a high note with Nick Travers, mystery fiction's first blues hero. An ex-football pro, Nick's days are now as languid as the Big Easy itself-he teaches the History of Blues at Tulane and occasionally plays the harmonica at JoJo's Blues Bar in the French Quarter. But when a colleague disappears into the Mississippi Delta while researching 1930s blues legend Robert Johnson, Nick's life takes a tailspin. On the trail of the lost professor, Nick also delves into Johnson's mysterious death, and suddenly finds himself with two baffling mysteries on his hands, each more convoluted than the mighty Mississippi.
  

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Review: Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Mystery (Nick Travers #1)

User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

You'll definitely get a deep South vibe with this one. It is hot and steamy and ripples with prejudice and unrest. The mystery is multi-layered and the characters are both eccentric and likeable. I found the ending to be very satisfying and I look forward to more from this author. Read full review

Review: Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Mystery (Nick Travers #1)

User Review  - John Machata - Goodreads

First Novel. Author bound for greatness,but not great yet. Simultaneously too much and too little throughout the book. Way too complex a plot with too many characters, none developed enough for my taste. That said, thanks Ace. Keep 'em coming. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Ace Atkins is a staff writer for the Tampa Tribune. He was born in Alabama and was a member of the undefeated 1993 Auburn University football team. Atkins returns to the Deep South frequently and has just released his second Nick Travers novel, Leavin' Trunk Blues.

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