Search Results: "Ace Atkins"


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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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DIRTY SOUTH by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2004

"As usual (Dark End of the Street, 2002, etc.), Atkins's sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always colorful characters are better than his overstuffed plot."
Nick Travers, erstwhile football player, blues historian extraordinaire, and latter-day knight errant, breaks still another lance in behalf of a beset friend. Read full book review >

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WICKED CITY by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Atkins (White Shadow, 2006, etc.) is clearly in love with his colorful characters—on both sides of the moral divide—and makes them wonderfully believable."
A riveting story about how the triumph of evil is forestalled when good men…do something. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN PLACES by Ace Atkins
Released: May 30, 2013

"The third in Atkins' acclaimed series (The Lost Ones, 2012, etc.) is a high-tension thriller with a hero to rival Jack Reacher."
A small-town Mississippi sheriff fights criminals and corruption. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S CHEAP SHOT by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Two-thirds of a perfectly controlled kidnap tale, with Spenser close to his top form, crashes, burns and goes down without a trace in the end."
Boston's premier private eye signs on to recover the kidnapped son of one of Boston's sports heroes. 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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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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THE REDEEMERS by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2015

"Colson's fifth (The Forsaken, 2014, etc.) is another wild ride for a flawed, valiant hero who's impossible to dislike."
The sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, is out of a job but not out of trouble. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENTS  by Ace Atkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"The rough-and-tumble relationship between two tough-as-nails law officers and the place they love provides plenty of action, well-developed characters, and an ending that will more likely leave you disgusted than surprised."
Even snakes are straighter than many of the denizens of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. Read full book review >

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CROSSROAD BLUES by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1998

"But the author's energy, talent, and deep love of music will leave many readers looking forward to Atkins's next outing."
A first novel introducing ex-football star Nick Travers of New Orleans. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S KICKBACK by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2015

"The ritualistic series of face-offs will be red meat for franchise fans, and it's great to see Spenser tackle a social evil with its roots in real life, even though his rescue of Dillon predictably fails to put much of a dent in even little Blackburn's prison-for-profit scheme."
Spenser heads back to the Boston suburbs to help a mother whose son has been arrested for—wait for it—setting up a fake Twitter account. Read full book review >

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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 >