Search Results: "Ace Atkins"


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ROBERT B. PARKER'S LITTLE WHITE LIES by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Readers taken in by Atkins' sureness of touch in the first half of this schizoid yarn richly deserve to get flimflammed by the bait-and-switch that follows."
A damsel in distress enlists Boston's most storied private eye in her cause and then has second and third thoughts. Read full book review >

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"This fantasy has that appeal; and though the humor here is less pungent than in Martin's Mice (1989), King-Smith's fans are sure to enjoy Ace's adventures."
Like his ancestor, Babe, the Gallant Pig (1985), who distinguished himself as a champion herder of sheep, Ace is a persistent achiever. Read full book review >

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THE FORSAKEN by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2014

"The sheriff's many flaws only enhance his human appeal."
Cases both hot and cold force a Mississippi sheriff to confront issues from the past. Read full book review >

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THE RANGER by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Another solid entertainment from Atkins (Infamous, 2010, etc.), whose estimable Ranger may bring to mind Lee Child's hard-fisted, soft-hearted Jack Reacher, which is entirely a good thing."
Home is the Ranger, home from the wars, to a town full of good old boys, bad old betrayals and some fresh ones. Read full book review >

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DARK END OF THE STREET by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Once again, Atkins (Leavin' Trunk Blues, 2000, etc.) redeems shaky plotting by a colorful cast, especially big-hearted, picaresque Nick."
Legendary soul singer Clyde James has been missing for years and long presumed dead. Read full book review >

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ACE by Steve Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A satisfying buddy-cop thriller with swift pacing and creative character development."
Sal Mitchell and Eddie Sandovan are back in Williams' (Slice, 2013, etc.) third series thriller—this time as the targets of a gang leader's deadly revenge plot. Read full book review >

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THE FALLEN by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Beneath the down-home Southern trappings, fans will find Atkins' customary mixture of political corruption, true-blue policing, intimate betrayals, and wholesale violence. The satisfyingly inconclusive ending of this sequel to the equally dark The Innocents (2016) puts a whole new spin on catharsis."
Reluctantly back in the saddle as the sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, Quinn Colson goes up against a trio of bank robbers as cunning as they are clueless. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S WONDERLAND by Ace Atkins
Released: May 7, 2013

"Since his creator's death, Spenser's dialogue, flippant to start with, has become relentlessly arch, and the tendency must be catching, since several other characters get into verbal jousts with him. Still, it may be unfair to complain that Atkins (Robert B. Parker's Lullaby, 2012) doesn't write exactly like Parker. All in all, an entertaining effort."
Spenser goes to bat for an old friend whose condo in Revere has become a most desirable property for all the wrong reasons. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S LULLABY by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Parker fans will like it that the Atkins version is virtually indistinguishable from the prototype."
And the beat goes on. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S GARDEN by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2009

"Atkins (Wicked City, 2008, etc.) writes so well that some readers—but not all—will forget to ask if that's enough to validate time spent with irredeemable lowlifes in a modern-day Sodom."
Facing a manslaughter rap, big-time movie star Fatty Arbuckle gets the Pinkerton agent Dashiell Hammett working on his behalf. Read full book review >

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LEAVIN’ TRUNK BLUES by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Atkins loves his blues musicians and writes eloquently about them, but the beat of his pacing, bogged down in backstory, can be the most funereal feature of this murderous tale."
Nick Travers, pro footballer turned academic, is back for his second riff as the blues historian with dynamite in his fists. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S SLOW BURN by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Not much energy or conviction in the larger rhythms of this case, but the scene-by-scene, line-by-line pleasures are authentic enough."
Spenser fiddles while Boston burns. Read full book review >