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Published by Corsair, 21 April 2016.
Goldarnit, that boy's good!Author Ace Atkins, I mean.In The Redeemers, he presents us with another gripping episode in the troubled and
troublesome life of Quinn Coulson, Sheriff of Tibbehah County,
Mississippi.Former sheriff, that is, since thanks to some ballot-box chicanery
by bad-assJohnny T. Stagg, he has been
voted out of office.
The book opens with Quinn
leaving his post, about to take up the peaceful life of a farmer with his
father, former Hollywood stunt-man Jason Coulson.Which doesn't prevent him from getting
involved with the lawless and homicidal crims which seem to infest Tibbehah and
its environs. So, as always, events conspire against a peacefuldeparture. On top of that, Quinn's sister
Caddy, mired in despair and needing all the help she can get, comes home.And there's the three badol' boys from Alabama who steal a safe
containing not only – or so it's rumoured – one million dollars, but also some
deeply incriminating files which could bring a lot of high-up folks down if
they aren't quickly retrieved.
I love the hard-scrabble,
black-eyed-peas-and-collard-greens society which Ace Atkins describes so
well.I love the fact that justice – of
a kind – is usually done.And I particularly
enjoy Colson's foul-mouthed, big- shouldered straight-talking Deputy, Lillie
Virgil. The author is adept as painting his settings and in bringing his
characters to life, be they peripheral or right slap-bang in the forefront of
the action ... of which there is one heck of a lot.
Don't miss this one, y'all!
Reviewer: Susan Moody
Ace Atkinsis an experienced crime writer with several stand
alones, a series about Nick Travers and his Quinn Coulson series which he
continues to write. He has already published the Spenser Lullaby and is writing
more Spensers. In an interview in 2013 he explained that he couldn't write the
Coulson and Spenser books at the same time - he writes the two series
separately allowing half a year for each!
Susan Moodywas born in Oxford is
the principal nom de plumeof Susan
Elizabeth Donaldson, née Horwood, a British novelist best known for her
suspense novels. She is a former Chairman of the Crime Writer's Association,
served as World President of the International Association of Crime Writers,
and was elected to the prestigious Detection Club. Susan Moody has given
numerous courses on writing crime fiction and continues to teach creative
writing in England, France, Australia, the USA and Denmark.In addition to her many stand alone books,
Susan has written two series, on featuring Penny
Wanawake (seven books) and a series of six books featuring bridge player Cassie