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Book: Cross Road Blues by Troy D. Smith

Book: Cross Road Blues by Troy D. Smith

categories: Book, Mystery, Blues, Hardboiled, Noir, Detective, Crime


Troy D. Smith

Author Troy D. Smithabout this book: Raymond Carpenter plays harmonica at a blues club in 1957 Nashville. He's been yearning to quit his day job and pursue his music full-time -but not like this. He falls in with the wrong company, and before he knows it he is wanted by both the police and the coldest gangster in town.

He just wanted to play the blues, man.

My love for the blues, and for hardboiled detective stories, led me to write this novel- the first in a series. It is several things at once: a mystery, a look at Nashville of the 1950s, a tale of a man at a crossroads in his life, and an exploration of the blues.

• Novelist (and owner of Perfect Crime Books) John Boland calls it "A tough, passionate, honestly written tale."

• James Reasoner: "CROSS ROAD BLUES isn't just one of the best crime novels I've read recently, it's one of the best crime novels I've read in a long time... You need to read this one, and I recommend it very highly."

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