|Plot Summary of Dark End of the Street|
Morrow, Oct 2002, 23.95
Former professional football star Nick Travers teaches blues history at Tulane University. When his friend Loretta asks him to search for her lost brother, former blues singer Clyde James, Nick agrees though he suspects the man is dead after vanishing over two decades ago.
Nick travels from New Orleans to Memphis to begng his quest. However, Nick quickly realizes that several other folks seek the missing Clyde too. These individuals and groups will stop at nothing including murder to find the former great blues singer. As Nick competes with amoral folks, clues send him scurrying to Mississippi where the final chord could be a coda of death.
Though some twists require acceptance, readers will enjoy DARK END OF THE STREET, the follow-up to CROSSROAD BLUES. The story line contains a wild ride throughout the Deep South due an eccentric cast of characters ranging from Dixie mobsters, Klan-like Sons of the South and a sleazy gubernatorial candidate. Nick remains a strong lead character who can carry a novel and a series like a lead singer of a quartet. Mr. Adams dealt an ace to the audience with readers singling the blues only to a climatic sting operation.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Dark End of the Street|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
Use our site!
Search for your favorite town
Trade Links with Us!
Most recent discussions:
General Book Talk
Book writing discussion
Off-topic message board
Aline Countess of Romanones
Mark C. Ross
David R. Palmer
Graham D. Watson
More message boards
Our Chief Librarian