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All the Sinners Bleed

By S. A. Cosby
All the Sinners Bleed by S. A. Cosby digital book - Fable

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • USA Today Bestseller • Washington Post’s The Twelve Best Thrillers of the Year • TIME’s 100 Must Read Books of the Year • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee • USA Today’s Best Reviewed Books of the Year • BookPage's Best Mystery of the Year • Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year • New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Cover of the New York Times Book Review • Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List • The Financial Times’s Best Crime Books of the Year • ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlist • SIBA’s 2024 Southern Book Prize Finalist • Starred Publishers Weekly • Starred Library Journal • Starred BookPage • Starred Booklist
“Fresh and exhilarating. . . Cosby keeps his eye on the story and the pedal to the metal.” —Stephen King, The
New York Times Book Review

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

The new novel from New York Times bestselling and Los Angeles Times Book Prize-winning author S. A. Cosby, "one of the most muscular, distinctive, grab-you-by-both-ears voices in American crime fiction.” —Washington Post.

“An atmospheric pressure cooker.” —People

Titus Crown is the first Black sheriff in the history of Charon County, Virginia. In recent decades, quiet Charon has had only two murders. But after years of working as an FBI agent, Titus knows better than anyone that while his hometown might seem like a land of moonshine, cornbread, and honeysuckle, secrets always fester under the surface.

Then a year to the day after Titus’s election, a school teacher is killed by a former student and the student is fatally shot by Titus’s deputies. As Titus investigates the shootings, he unearths terrible crimes and a serial killer who has been hiding in plain sight, haunting the dirt lanes and woodland clearings of Charon.

With the killer’s possible connections to a local church and the town’s harrowing history weighing on him, Titus projects confidence about closing the case while concealing a painful secret from his own past. At the same time, 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.

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).

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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“My first foray into S.A. Cosby's world of Southern noir, and I will be back for more.. not for the fast-paced action, or heart-pounding thrills, both of which were abundant in "All The Sinners Bleed," but this writer's real strength lies in characters. I get the sense that Cosby has an uncanny way of reading people, and for me, if a book presents compelling characters, I will go anywhere along for the ride. When Titus Crown, a Virginia county's first black sheriff, responds to a school shooting, the event triggers the discovery of a serial killer in their midst. What follows is a cat and mouse game between the killer and law enforcement that becomes more personal as the perpetrator singles out Sheriff Crown who must balance across the tightrope of policing across racial lines. We watch him struggle with past demons and evolving relationships. Cosby's writing, though, at times, heavy-handed with metaphors, can be best described as cinematic. It's difficult not to compare ATSB to "True Detective" or "Hannibal" (the dramatic series), but unlike those series, Cosby never indulges in pretentiousness. I'm grateful to this novel for single-handedly pulled me out of my reading slump!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedSuspensefulDarkThought-provoking
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“S.A Cosby count your days!!! This was too dark and too suspenseful!! Loved it”
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingFast-pacedSuspensefulTwistyDark settingThought-provoking
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About S. A. Cosby

S. A. Cosby is an Anthony Award-winning writer from Southeastern Virginia. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was named a best book of the year by NPR, The Guardian, and Library Journal, among others. When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.

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