The Heathens

By |2021-08-19T19:33:59+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Hard-boiled/Noir, Mysterious Book Report|

The Heathens Mysterious Book Report No. 461 by John Dwaine McKenna The Heathens, (Putnam, $27.00, 400 pages, ISBN 978-0-593-32839-2) by Edgar finalist and NY Times  bestselling author  Ace Atkins, is  the eleventh  in his Quinn Colson series . . . and it’s easily the best one yet. Colson is an ex-army Ranger who’s come home to Mississippi, where he’s now the Tibbehah County Sheriff, elected on a vow to

Mysterious Book Report No. 110 – Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland

By |2016-04-20T06:44:57+00:00April 20th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins Putnam, $26.95, 306 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-16157-5 When a popular and prolific author dies, so do all of his or her characters.  If the author in question has created a serial character, the mourning is even greater because the character is so beloved by legions of invested readers and fans . . . some of whom have been involved in reading the character’s

Mysterious Book Report No. 9 – The Ranger

By |2015-12-20T20:57:09+00:00December 20th, 2015|Mysterious Book Report|

The Ranger by Ace Atkins (Putnam, $25.95, 354 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-15748-6) Some of the best thrillers and mysteries are driven by the idea that an ordinary woman or man is somehow caught up in an extraordinary situation.  Time and place, or circumstances and events force the protagonist to act.  Maybe it’s fate, maybe it’s not, but he or she is inexorably compelled to get involved.  The Ranger is just

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