Book Reviews of Crossroad Blues (Nick Travers, Bk 1)

Crossroad Blues (Nick Travers, Bk 1)
Crossroad Blues - Nick Travers, Bk 1
Author: Ace Atkins
ISBN-13: 9780312971922
ISBN-10: 0312971923
Publication Date: 2/15/2000
Pages: 291
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Crossroad Blues (Nick Travers, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
When a Tulane colleague disappears on a quest for some hitherto unknown Johnson recordings in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood, Travers goes to look for him--and walks into a murderous mess of colorful sociopaths, including a deadly teenage Elvis lookalike and a slimy record producer who not only orchestrates violent crimes but also dares to use the blues as a marketing ploy for a chain of nightclubs.
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This book was such a disappointment. It had so many promising elements-a main character who teaches blues history at Tulane, a former NO Saint, a mystery involving Robert Johnson going back to 1938-but nothing ever really developed or played out. The main character was not at all likable-he never thought anything through, he was just stupid, selfish, and spent his time drinking beer or having sex. It was like a glimpse of the dregs of society and the worst the south has to offer. A completely pointless waste of time.
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I think that I am going to like this series. Good setting and the contextual information makes the mystery more enjoyable. Well written too.