All the Sinners Bleed
S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Cosby’s latest Southern noir sees a Black sheriff’s homecoming complicated by a grisly school shooting and the subsequent discovery of a serial killer. What could be lurid is rendered moving—even lyrical—in Cosby’s hands, and he nicely balances psychological depth with brisk, page-turning pacing. This is a gritty, timely thriller that sticks in the head and never entertains at the expense of enlightening (or vice versa).