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All the Sinners Bleed

By S. A. Cosby
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Publisher Description

“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).

46 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“It’s no secret that I am a fan of this author! His male lead characters are beautifully flawed. His writing style is almost melodic and very descriptive/detailed. I actually like to read his book and listen to the audio version at the same time. Adam Lazard-White is the narrator for this book as well as Razor Blade Tears. I gave Razor Blade Tears five stars! This one gets 4 1/2 stars only because it took a while to get to connect a few dots!”
Reviewed in:Bonnet Book Club
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingSuspensefulTwistyRealistic settingHeartbreakingThought-provokingRacismViolence
Expressionless Face“Trouble in the South meets serial killer. While the author is a strong writer, I was not invested in the story bc of all the stereotypes and convoluted plot…I appreciate his other books, but this did work for me.”
Couldn't connect with charactersHeartbreakingDark settingAngstyDarkBigotryRacismViolenceOver-hyped
Anxious Face with sweat
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingFast-pacedSuspensefulDark settingDarkAbuseBigotryRacismViolence
Slightly Smiling Face
Believable characters
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersDescriptive writingAbuseRacismViolence

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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