all the sinners bleed and author s.a. cosby

Spotlight on “All the Sinners Bleed” by S.A. Cosby

by LitStack Editor

All the Sinners Bleed when faith and violence meet.

About All the Sinners Bleed

A Black sheriff. A serial killer. A small town ready to combust.

Titus Crown, elected the first Black sheriff in the history of Charon County, Virginia. In recent decades, the quiet town of Charon has had only two murders. After years as an FBI agent, Titus knows his hometown seems like a land of moonshine, cornbread, and honeysuckle, while secrets fester under the surface.

A year to the day after Titus’s election, a former student kills his schoolteacher, and Titus’s deputies fatally shoot the student. Titus investigates the shootings and unearths terrible crimes. A serial killer, hiding in plain sight, haunts the dirt lanes and woodland clearings of Charon.

The killer’s connections to a local church and the town’s harrowing history weigh on Titus. Though he projects confidence about closing the case, he conceals a painful secret from his past. He also has to contend with a far-right group that wants to hold a parade in celebration of the town’s Confederate history.

Charon is Titus’s home and his heart. But where faith and violence meet, there will be a reckoning.

About S.A. Cosby

S.A. Cosby is the New York Times national best-selling, award-winning author from Southeastern Virginia.

His books include My Darkest Prayer, Blacktop Wasteland, Amazon’s #1 Mystery and Thriller of the Year and #3 Best Book of 2020 overall, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Winner of the LA Times Book Award for Mystery or Thrillers, a Goodreads Choice Awards Semi Finalist, and the winner of the ITW award for a hardcover book of the year, the Macavity for best novel of the year, the Anthony, the Barry, an honorable mention from the ALA Black Caucus and was a finalist for the CWA Golden Dagger.

He is also author of the bestselling Razorblade Tears which was also nominated for many awards as well.

His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his story “Slant-Six” was selected as a Distinguished Story in Best American Mystery Stories for 2016. His short story “The Grass Beneath My Feet” won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story in 2019. His writing has been called “gritty and heartbreaking” and “dark, thrilling and tragic” and “raw ,emotional and profound “

Praise for All the Sinners Bleed

Powerful and unforgettable. All the Sinners Bleed confirms S. A. Cosby as “one of the most muscular, distinctive, grab-you-by-both-ears voices in American crime fiction.”The Washington Post

“S. A. Cosby’s novels always hit the grand slam of crime fiction; unstoppable momentum, gripping intrigue and deep character with a hard and telling look at culture and society. I hesitate to call this novel his masterpiece because he has many more books to write and they only get better and better. Cosby no doubt carries the mantle of Faulkner with him as he uses the crime story to show us where we are and how far we still need to go. Sheriff Titus Crown lives in these pages and your heart. He’s a character for the ages.”―Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Desert Star

“On the basis of four novels, each better than the last (and this one the best of them all), it’s fairly easy to say that American crime fiction has found its future and his name is S.A. Cosby.”―Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Small Mercies

“An excellent, gritty novel about how eventually, all sins must be reckoned with…The action is nonstop and Titus has real depth…Layered. Dark. True.”―Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

“Superb. The hard-edged storytelling is supplemented by richly developed characters, especially Titus and his family. Cosby elegantly layers his narrative over Virginia’s racial history, giving the proceedings uncommon emotional depth. This is easily the author’s strongest work to date.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Cosby, the multi-award-winning author of Blacktop Wasteland and Razorblade Tears, has a unique, powerful voice for social justice and racism. His compelling writing will have readers rooting for his latest unforgettable, flawed hero.”Library Journal, starred review

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