Crossroad Blues

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 2000 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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his is Ace Atkins' first Nick Travers novel. Actually, I believe it's his first novel, period, and it shows. It has a wonderful premise and some very well drawn characters. It also has some wretched ... Read full review

Crossroad blues: a Nick Travers mystery

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New Orleans blues historian Nick Travers delves into the 50-year-old Mississippi murder of celebrated blues musician Robert Johnson when a college professor investigating unknown Johnson recordings ... 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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