There are few novels as worthy of being called EPIC as those that make up The Natchez Burning Trilogy. What Greg Iles has crafted in this series likely won’t be fully realized until years down the road.
The scope of these three novels is bewildering and a true pleasure to behold. Iles is able to infuse the storylines with grandness while also making them feel very intimate in nature. The discussion of race at the core of the series will resonate with modern readers – inspiring contemplation and change.
Mississippi Blood, the operatic conclusion of Penn Cage’s efforts to understand his family history, his father’s flaws, and his own morality, is on sale tomorrow. If you have been daunted by the length of these novels, please do yourself a favor and give them a try. I am confident that you will agree that they are future classics of the crime fiction genre.