Crossroad Blues

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 2000 - Fiction - 304 pages
22 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  - Lesley - Goodreads

This book completely divided my book group, more so than I have ever seen before. Half of my group loved it and the other half hated it so much they didn't finish it and hardly wanted to discuss it. I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Robert Palmer - Goodreads

A very good mystery/crime novel that is also a short history of the Blues and the ledgend of a very real Blues artist Robert Johnson. As a mystery novel I would have to say it is the best I have read ... 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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