Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Ranger by Ace Atkins
A few years back I ran across a magazine article listing 100 things you should do before you die. Some I've done like drive a pick up truck. Some I haven't like playing cards with someone named Doc. The list needed to include reading a book by someone named Ace. 'Cause Ace Atkins is 'the bomb.'
I discovered Ace Atkins when The Ranger was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award. While Ace didn't win, he certainly deserved the nomination.
Ace Atkins has been chosen by the Parker family to continue Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels. And after reading The Ranger I can understand why. He is an outstanding writer. This was my first Ace Atkins novel but I can tell you for sure it won't be my last.