37. Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel by Ace Atkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A crime noir graphic novel based on the novel of the same name. I haven't read the novels so can't compare but I enjoyed this southern crime quite a lot. It's not terribly complicated as far as mysteries go but it has a lot going for it. It switches from the present to 1938 as Travers gets involved with criminals looking for the secret stash of someone mysteriously killed. Set in New Orleans, it is very atmospheric and concentrates on blues from the early days. Done in a raw black and white style, the illustration much enhances the story.