Sheriff Quinn Colson of Tibbehah County has a strange case on his hand. TJ Byrd, a teenage girl, insists she didn’t kill her mother and Colson believes her.
The Shamless by Ace Atkins is the 9th novel in featuring Sheriff Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger who has came back home to Tibbehah County, Mississippi
Quinn Colson is sheriff again after winning the election but Tibbehah County, Mississippi is not letting him rest
What I truly enjoy in this series is that some of the people in it cannot keep on the straight and narrow path no matter what happens
Another great installment in The Ranger series, and probably the funniest one.
I did enjoy the book very much and would certainly recommend the whole series.
The blending of authentic Southern living, along with a great crime story, is something that Mr. Atkins pulls off without a hitch
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…
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
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.