SA Cosby, All the Sinners Bleed, and Eryk Pruitt, Something Bad Wrong *Ticketed Event*
This is a ticketed event, which means that to attend, you must purchase either a copy of Something Bad Wrong (Eryk Pruitt’s book/ click here) or All the Sinner’s Bleed (S. A. Cosby’s book/ click here).
Pete says, “It doesn’t matter whether you buy Eryk’s book or Shawn’s because each is so good, you are going to want both, especially after you hear them speak. We all have events we personally look forward to, and this is the one that I have been waiting for ever since Blacktop Wasteland first came out three years ago. Best of all, these two best friends have books coming out simultaneously. This will be a rollicking good time, and one you do not want to miss.”
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.
“On the basis of four novels, each better than the last (and All the Sinners Bleed 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
All the Sinners Bleed. After years of working as an FBI agent, Titus Crown returns home to Charon County, land of moonshine and cornbread, fist fights and honeysuckle. Seeing his hometown struggling with a bigoted police force inspires him to run for sheriff. He wins, and becomes the first Black sheriff in the history of the county.
Then a year to the day after his election, a young Black man is fatally shot by Titus’s deputies.
Titus pledges to follow the truth wherever it leads. But no one expected he would unearth a serial killer who has been hiding in plain sight, haunting the dirt lanes and woodland clearings of Charon.
Now, Titus must pull off the impossible: stay true to his instincts, prevent outright panic, and investigate a shocking crime in a small town where everyone knows everyone yet secrets flourish. All while also breaking up backroads bar fights and being forced to protect racist Confederate pride marchers.
For a Black man wearing a police uniform in the American South, that’s no easy feat. But Charon is Titus’s home and his heart, and he won’t let the darkness overtake it. Even as it threatens to consume him…
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.
Something Bad Wrong. To catch the killer who eluded her detective grandfather fifty years ago, a true-crime podcaster must contend with outdated evidence, ulterior motives, and the dark family secrets that got in the way.
True-crime podcaster Jess Keeler has returned to Deeton County, North Carolina, to pick up where her grandfather left off. Sheriff’s Deputy Big Jim Ballard, her grandfather, was a respected detective–until it all came crashing down during a 1972 murder investigation.
For Jim, solving the murders of two teens should have been the highlight of his already storied career. Instead, he battled his own mind, unsure where his hunches ended and the truth began.
Working from her grandfather’s disjointed notes, Jess is sure that she can finally put the cold case–and her family’s shame–to rest. Enlisting the help of disgraced reporter Dan Decker, Jess soon discovers ugly truths about the first investigation, which was shaped by corruption, egos, and a family secret that may be the key to the crime.
Told in a dual timeline that covers both investigations, Something Bad Wrong explores human folly, hubris, and how sometimes, to solve a crime, you have to find out who’s covering it up.
Eryk Pruitt is a filmmaker, novelist, and screenwriter living in Durham, North Carolina. His films have earned top prizes at film festivals around the world, and his novel What We Reckon was a nominee for the Anthony Award. He can be found either at his desk, hard at work on another story, or mixing drinks at his bar, Yonder, in Hillsborough, North Carolina.