Greg Iles at the Crossroads of Destiny

Sitting on the wide veranda of his French colonial manor outside Natchez, Mississippi, overlooking a verdant, pastoral landscape, author Greg Iles is holding one of his most prized guitars—a McCollum baritone acoustic. Iles acquired the instrument, which was one of late California luthier Lance McCollum’s personal six strings, after putting to rest his most recent New York Times Number 1 Bestseller thriller, “Mississippi Blood.”

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Originally published in  Guitar Aficionado, September/October 2017

This article is also featured in the “P.S.” postscript section to the trade paperback and digital edition of “Mississippi Blood” [William Morrow/Harper Collins].