Thoughts on: The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / June 4, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins on Blogcritics. About: The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins is a novel taking place in the fictional Tibbehah County, Mississippi. This is the second bookin “The Ranger” series, which was also the name of the first book. 352 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult Language: English ISBN-10: 0399158766 My rating for The Lost Ones – 4 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Ace Atkins Thoughts: The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins (web­site | Face­book) returns familiar and new characters in the series. Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger, his family, friends and nemesis. Ace Atkins, in my opinion, is one of the best and active Americana writers. I have read several of his historical fiction books (many set in the 1920s) and enjoyed them tremendously. Mr. Atkins’ foray into fiction proved to me that he is a capable writer and is here for the long haul. The author has an uncanny ability to paint a picture with few words. It’s amazing that he describes a scene or a person with just the right amount of verbiage letting the reader do most of the work according to their understanding. Atkins draws county where “new…

Book Review: Devil’s Garden by Ace Atkins
5 Stars , Historical Fiction / September 20, 2010

In “Devil’s Garden”, a historical fiction novel, author Ace Atkins recounts the events of a historic Labor Day weekend in 1921, San Francisco. On that fateful day beloved comic and silent movie star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle held a weekend of drunkenness orgy (regardless of the prohibition laws) and debauchery with several friends, sans his wife of course

Book Review: Infamous by Ace Atkins
4 Stars , Historical Fiction / July 20, 2010

The story is told through the eyes of an invisible observer, a fly on the wall. We, the readers, do not hear what any of the characters think but we observe them from a close distance.The storytelling is riveting and exciting; the characters are interesting, engaging and dimensional. I don’t know if Mr. Atkins meant to make George Kelly a likable figure, but to me he was the most likeable person in this unique cast of characters.

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