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It's been a year since Nick Traver's search for the lost recording of blues phantom Robert Johnson in Crossroad Blues He has grown comfortable playing his harp at JoJo's in the French uarter and teaching blues history at Tulane A difficult case was the last thing on the blues tracker's mind When new details on the mysterious death of a blues record producer surface from a legendary guitarist over a bottle of Crown Royal Nick becomes intrigued In 1959 Billy Lyons' body was found stabbed with an ice pick and floating in Lake Michigan His lover a blues singer named Ruby Walker was sentenced to life in prison for the murder But even after Ruby was sentenced rumors emerged of a gambling debt to the black mafia or a possible hit called by Lyons' partner Moses Jordan who moved on to immortality with another label After arriving at Chicago's Union Station Travers learns there are still those who'd like Billy Lyons' murder to remain unsolved He soon has fresh blood splattered on his boots and he's running in the blackened snow from a rogues gallery of killers that include a 6 foot 5 300 pound breathing ball of hate named Stagger Lee Jordan and a beautiful pair of sociopaths Butcher Knife Totin' Annie and Fast Lovin' Fannie two women with respective talents for love and death His uest for Lyons' killer retraces the route of the Delta greats during the Great Migration of blacks after World War II From the historic Maxwell Street Market to the South Side's Checkerboard Lounge take a hint from Robert Johnson when he sang C'mon Baby don't you want to go Back to that same old place My Sweet Home Chicago


10 thoughts on “Leavin' Trunk Blues

  1. says:

    I've committed myself to finishing the series though this second book is much less about the music and much a traditional mystery technically a closed case but one that generates considerable murder and mayhem Nick Travers moves from the Delta to Chicago for this case and I really would have liked to have heard about the life of the Blues singer whose trail he is followingBesides pretty much losing track of this character whose unlawful conviction for murder has resulted in 20 years of jail time Atkins alas loses his writing ability I particularly liked the man who pulls an unlit cigar out of his jacket pocket and gave the 'most fascinating facial feature of the week' award to the following Her face was flat as a skillet with wide set eyes smallish ears and an ass the size of TexasOn to the Dark End of the Street Let's hope Atkins has his ducks in a row for that one


  2. says:

    Second in the series our ex NFL playernow blues historian professor Nick Travers is off to Chicago To interview Ruby Walker whom they called Sweet Black Angel in the 50's and has spent 40 years in prison for killing her lover Nick and the reader see the grittyslumsunder belly side of Chicagothe South Side With a monsterous drug dealer after Nick to keep him from digging up the past to him finding some of the names of blues past As in his first novel Atkins research of blues artists icons from the 30's makes this a uniue mystery series


  3. says:

    Set in Chicago Another blues story the second published work I enjoyed it but I like his current works


  4. says:

    It's been a year since Nick Traver's search for the lost recording of blues phantom Robert Johnson in Crossroad Blues He has grown comfortable playing his harp at JoJo's in the French uarter and teaching blues history at Tulane A difficult case was the last thing on the blues tracker's mindWhen new details on the mysterious death of a blues record producer surface from a legendary guitarist over a bottle of Crown Royal Nick becomes intrigued In 1959 Billy Lyons' body was found stabbed with an ice pick and floating in Lake Michigan His lover a blues singer named Ruby Walker was sentenced to life in prison for the murder But even after Ruby was sentenced rumors emerged of a gambling debt to the black mafia or a possible hit called by Lyons' partner Moses Jordan who moved on to immortality with another labelAfter arriving at Chicago's Union Station Travers learns there are still those who'd like Billy Lyons' murder to remain unsolved He soon has fresh blood splattered on his boots and he's running in the blackened snow from a rogues gallery of killers that include a 6 foot 5 300 pound breathing ball of hate named Stagger Lee Jordan and a beautiful pair of sociopaths Butcher Knife Totin' Annie and Fast Lovin' Fannie two women with respective talents for love and deathHis uest for Lyons' killer retraces the route of the Delta greats during the Great Migration of blacks after World War II From the historic Maxwell Street Market to the South Side's Checkerboard Lounge take a hint from Robert Johnson when he sang C'mon Baby don't you want to go Back to that same old place My Sweet Home Chicago


  5. says:

    If you are a Blues fan this is a must Delves into the Chicago music scene with a nostalgic look backwards in a contemporary Chicago setting Atkins blends fictional Blues characters alongside their own historical Blues icon influence Fast paced and showing polish when compared to his debut book Crossroad Blues


  6. says:

    I really like the books by Ace As his story unfolds he weaves his love of the blues and not just the music but the people who brought it to us Thank you Ace for the great story and thank you for keeping the flame alive


  7. says:

    I personally prefer Ace Atkin’s uinn Colson series to the Nick Travers series I am not a blues fan but I did enjoy the history of the blues music scene in Chicago in the 30’s and 40’s The actual mystery was a little flat


  8. says:

    I just finished this book I did very much enjoy reading this one as it was full of excitement as it were NIck Travers is a very interesting character I will keep reading the books books about him


  9. says:

    You can feel Atkins’ ability progress in each book


  10. says:

    Blues fiction mystery well written and authentic This author knows his genre and his blues Hard to put down once you start it