September Book Club: Razorblade Tears

Our September book club will be reading S.A. Cosby’s Razorblade Tears.  Publisher’s description: Ike Randolph has been out of jail for fifteen years, with not so much as a speeding ticket in all that time. But a Black man with cops at the door knows to be afraid.

The last thing he expects to hear is that his son Isiah has been murdered, along with Isiah’s white husband, Derek. Ike had never fully accepted his son but is devastated by his loss.

Derek’s father Buddy Lee was almost as ashamed of Derek for being gay as Derek was ashamed his father was a criminal. Buddy Lee still has contacts in the underworld, though, and he wants to know who killed his boy.

Ike and Buddy Lee, two ex-cons with little else in common other than a criminal past and a love for their dead sons, band together in their desperate desire for revenge. In their quest to do better for their sons in death than they did in life, hardened men Ike and Buddy Lee will confront their own prejudices about their sons and each other, as they rain down vengeance upon those who hurt their boys.

We’ll be meeting in person on Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m. at my home, and on zoom Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m.  Please email us at store (at) for details, or message us on facebook on the Aunt Agatha’s Mysteries page or on twitter @AgnewRobin.