Tishomingo Blues

  • by Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by Frank Muller
  • 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Things are going along okay with Dennis' gig at the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, "the Casino Capital of the South", until the day he looks down from the high-dive platform and witnesses a mob hit, Dixie style.Turns out there was a second witness, Robert Taylor from Detroit, who carries a picture of his great-granddaddy's lynching along with a gun in a briefcase and listens to Delta blues while cruising the back roads of Mississippi in his black Jaguar. Robert works for a man from up north who has come to play General Grant in a Civil War battle reenactment, and like Dennis, Robert has a death-defying act of his own: he's sleeping with his boss's wife.Adding further intrigue are the women. Vernice lures Dennis with the whitest thighs he's ever seen. Diane comes to do a story on Dennis and wants to take him to Memphis. And still another comes along to give Dennis the surprise of his life. But it's the scams Robert Taylor plays that move the action through all kinds of unexpected twists and turns.Tishomingo Blues rings true with the best-selling author's dead-on dialogue, capturing the flavor and rhythms of the South, and finds him plotting at his unpredictable best.

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What the Critics Say

"A Leonard novel is an event, and for good reason. Over the past 40 years, this writer has evolved into the undisputed champ of the American crime novel, and he hasn't lost a step....Prime Leonard, prime reading." (Publishers Weekly)
"Frank Muller gives a virtuoso performance in bringing this large and varied cast to life....This is a Muller performance to savor." (AudioFile)
"Pure entertainment." (Booklist)
"Pure reading pleasure." (Playboy)

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Classic Leonard

This book, like most Elmore Leonard books, is a gem. And nothing needs to be said about the brilliance of Muller (this had to be one of his last readings?)
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- Laure

First Time Leonard Lemon

I am a huge Ellmore Leonard fan. I both read and listen to his books. This is the first to disappoint. Lackluster characters and not the usual grab from either the plot or the characters. I don't recommend this listen and I never thought I'd write that.
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- Bonita

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio