Last December, BFP reprinted Ace Atkins‘s first Nick Travers novel, Crossroad Blues (978-1-935415-03-9; $15), with a new foreword by music journalist Greil Marcus (Mystery Train) & a never-before-published Travers story, “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” (which went on to be nominated for the Edgar!). Now, in October 2010, BFP is proud to release a new edition of the third Travers novel, Dark End of the Street (978-1-935415-17-6; $15), with a new foreword by Robert Gordon (Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters) & possibly another original story! Check out the kick-ass new cover of Dark End of the Street, designed by Mark Francis (who worked on Crossroad Blues and who does the design work on Ace’s website) and featuring photography by Neil Krug & Nick Findley. What do you think??
Also, congratulations to Ace for winning this year’s Alabama Book of the Year (Fiction) Award for his historical crime novel, Wicked City, which is set in 1954 Phenix City, Alabama, once named by Look magazine as “the wickedest city in America.”
— David Thompson
Publisher, Busted Flush Press