All the Sinners Bleed - S. A. Cosby

All the Sinners Bleed

By S. A. Cosby

  • Release Date: 2023-06-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 359 Ratings


“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).


  • Thoughts

    By CA 1992
    Too long and not gripping. Nice family dynamic.
  • Excellent read

    By Sandbridgeprincess
    Glad I discovered this author. Could not put the book down. Captured the troubles of small town southern living perfectly.
  • Page turner with a likeable yet flawed hero.

    By Clogue33
  • Divisive

    By 123Ally4567
    The sole purpose of this book is to further divide the races. Pure racist propaganda. Poorly written. The characters are weak.
  • Fantastic

    By 3Mbysdad
    A great read. Fast-paced. Excellent characters. The writing is superb.
  • Same 5 stars as all his novels

    By tmghns
    As with the all I have read by Mr. Cosby, I could not let this go until I had finished reading it.
  • Great Book

    By Beall413
    I couldn’t put this one down.
  • Made me really think about being ‘southern’…..

    By Monkeyman2468
    I want to thank the author for making me think of my heritage in a completely new way. It’s a complicated story, just as this novel weaves a tale that accomplishes what few textbooks can ever hope to explain. A must read.
  • Superb.

    By kissdaddy
    I absolutely love the writing style of this author. It is lyrical and flows magically throughout his novels. He deals with issues of race and identity, morality and sins with both grace and honesty. This is not my favorite novel he has written or my favorite main character (Bug, hands down), but his novels are all great. If you haven’t read one of his novels, take a chance. Yes they are filled with violence, but the honesty only exemplifies the haunting humanity of his characters.
  • All Sinners Bleed

    By Doyle Doyle
    Unforgettable! I’d never heard of the author before, but now I can’t wait to read his other books.