The Sinners (Quinn Colson, #8) by Ace Atkins

The Sinners (Quinn Colson, #8)

In the new novel from New York Times -bestselling crime master Ace Atkins, violence comes in many forms...and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle. The Pritchards had never been worth a damn--an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his m...

Details The Sinners (Quinn Colson, #8)

TitleThe Sinners (Quinn Colson, #8)
Release DateJul 17th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Thriller

Reviews The Sinners (Quinn Colson, #8)

  • Kemper
    I received a free advance copy from NetGalley for review.The Pritchards are just some good ole boys, never meaning no harm. Making their way the only way they know how. That’s just a little bit more than Sheriff Quinn Colson will allow. Ah, damn it. I think I owe Waylon Jenning’s estate a royalty payment now.This one starts out way back in the prehistoric days of 1993 with Tibbehah County Sheriff Hamp Beckett finally nailing his nemesis, a he...
  • Maureen Carden
    When my husband and I would sit around with our friends recalling stories about Mississippi criminals, we would always preface them with “You just can’t make this shit up.” Well I hope to God that Ace Atkins made up most of his stories in the wonderful The Sinners. Even in North Mississippi I don’t think most of the wide variety of thugs and redneck criminals in the Quin Colson series could exist outside of Mr. Atkins’ fertile mind. The...
  • Eric
    The Sinners by Ace Atkins is number eight in the Quinn Colson series. Atkins' Colson is the former Army Ranger and current sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. In this novel, Colson is in preparation for his wedding to a character introduced in a previous novel and while doing so, different arms of criminality are snaking through Tibbehah County, sometimes in conflict with each other and later conjoining in the ending to the novel. The novel ...
  • Liz
  • Tim
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.THE SINNERS by Ace Atkins is the 8th book in the Quinn Colson series where Quinn, the former Ranger, is now again sheriff of Tibbehah Country, Missouri where he grew up, and is investigating the disappearance of a young man who worked for Fannie Hathcock and is now presumed to have met with foul play.Heath Pritchard is a local criminal recently released from pr...
  • Aristotle
    Pritchards of JerichoJust the bad ol' boysNever meanin' no goodBeen in trouble with the lawSince the day they was bornPart Dukes of HazardPart Breaking BadPart Smokey and the BanditAn ok episodic read. Better if you start from book 1 The Ranger.So the Pritchard boys Tyler and Cody like to spend their days racing cars, smoking weed, and causing mayhem. Their Uncle Jessie i mean Heath spent the last 25 years in jail and now is home to run the famil...
  • Ed
    #8 in the Quinn Colson series. This 2018 entry from author Atkins is not an endorsement of rural Mississippi life, with its emphasis on sex for sale, race cars, and drug dealing. It seemed that this entry leaned heavier on a redneck mentality than the prior entries in this series. It was probably the influence of the Pritchards. A amusing bit was the reference to stable genius and the plaint of a marijuana grower about the elf from Alabama going ...
  • Larry
    Johnny Stagg was bad. His successor, Faye, is evil in four-inch heels. Quinn Colson is a good sheriff, but he was better before his assistant sheriff, Lily, left to work for the feds, and before he got caught up in his wedding. Tibbehah County is still a hotbed for crime and stupidity, and the consistent nature of it all has me worn down as a reader.
  • Hobart
    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- They sat there in silence for a bit, enjoying the warm breeze, the empty, quite sounds of the hot wind through the trees. He and Boom could be together for a long while without saying a damn word, same as it had been hunting and fishing when they were kids. They didn’t feel the need to fill that silence with: bunch of empty-headed talk.“This place is a lot different from when you got ba...
  • HornFan2 (Mike)
    Thanks to, Ace Atkins and Penguin Group Putnam for the advance ARC copy for my honest review. Quinn Colson's back, the tougher than nails Sheriff of Tibbehah County, he's ready to battle the Dixie Mafia, the redneck Pritchard's and can't forget his pending wedding. His former right-hand women Lillie Virgil just 99 miles up the road in Memphis, wears a U.S. Marshall badge now and 'The Sinners'picks up action wise were 'The Fallen' en...
  • Brett Thomasson
    Ace Atkins often relies on local color and does so heavily in telling The Sinners, the eighth story of former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. Colson is supposed to be getting ready for his wedding, but a gruesome discovery in a nearby waterway threatens to derail his plans, if not flat-out get him killed. Evidence points him at the Pritchards, two back-country race car drivers whose main business is selling pot and whose uncle just came home after...
  • Tom Donaghey
    THE SINNERS by Ace Atkins is the eighth book in his Quinn Colson series but the first I have read. Set in the north end of Mississippi, this has all the hallmarks of a southern gothic with today’s headlines tossed in for a sweetner. Quinn is the sheriff of Tibbehah Country where a lot of good people live. Too bad there are rats in the walls. The Pritchard boys and their newly released from prison uncle, race cars, grow fine pot and stir the mix...
  • Amanda
    I found myself reading this in a southern voice in my head. Especially with the police. This is a very good down home, pot growing kind of book. I love the way the author built up the characters. This is the first book I have read by this author and it won’t be the last. Thank you to NetGalley for letting me review this book.
  • Jay
    The new Quinn Colson thriller 'The Sinners' finds the series lead back in the driver's seat as the lead character (I thought he played more of a supporting role in the previous book).The Sheriff of Tibbehah County has a lot on his plate. Besides the day to day business of being the law in his county, there's his pending wedding to Maggie Powers. And that's taking up more time than he would ever have thought he'd have to expend. Beset on all sides...
  • Joan
    The Pritchard clan’s Uncle Heath, fresh out of a lengthy stint at Parchman, is back at the family farm with a plan for revenge. His nephews, Tyler and Cody, have moved the marijuana field underground and business is thriving [and keeping them on the racetrack circuit]. Much to the boys’ consternation, Heath moves in, begins issuing orders, and makes himself right at home. Fannie Hathcock has taken over the “gentleman’s club” for the now...
  • LInda L
    I just loved this book -- I think I read at least one other Quinn Colson book, but this one was great. A thrilling mystery, lots of really bad bad guys, and some unforgettable characters -- Boom, Quinn's fiancé, Quinn's mother, Fannie, and of course the Pritchards. The story got more and more involved with crime after crime coming to light. Loved it.
  • Clinton Greaves
    I've been reading Ace Atkins since the Nick Travers novels. It has been a great pleasure watching him grow as a writer, now to the point where he is arguably the best crime novelist on the planet. That is not hyperbole. You can count on Ace Atkins to deliver a novel with hard characters making hard choices. You can count on those characters delivering lines of sterling dialogue. You can count on those characters being so developed you the reader ...
  • Lisa
    Gritty police procedural set in what one character calls "the ass-crack of America," rural northern Mississippi. Colorful regional language and a variety of oddball characters give this book a strong sense of place, but the plot is unremarkable, which I consider a pretty important aspect of a detective novel. Enjoyable and fast read nonetheless.
  • Lynne
    Another great thriller in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins! I felt it started a bit slow but then took off with lots of action - can't wait for the next one! Thank you NetGalley for the advanced copy.
  • Debbie
    I absolutely LOVE this series by Ace Atkins. While this was the 8th book in the series, it was my 4th or 5th book. I didn't start at the beginning, but I started as soon as I could. Tibbehah County has always got something going on, even though it's so small. And this book had lots going on. There are three different sets of bad guys and you definitely don't want to get caught up in their crap. Quinn Colson is kind of like an old time Western she...
  • Donna
    4.5stars. Former Army Ranger Quinn Colson is sheriff of Tibbehah, Mississippi and he is deep into preparations for his wedding. Someone finds a cut up body in a truck toolbox and the unlucky fellow was the right hand man of Fannie Hathcock, the woman who runs the local strip club. One primary suspect is Heath Pritchard who just got out of prison after serving 23 years. Quinn's uncle put him there when he was sheriff. Heath is full of testosterone...
  • Gloria Feit
    The SinnersBy Ace AtkinsPutnamJuly 17, 2018ISBN: 978-0-399-57674-4Hardcover, 365 pages, $27.00Reviewed by Theodore FeitQuinn Colson finally is going to tie the knot, but events tend to interfere with the planning, much less the ceremony itself. It’s a good thing Maggie Powers, his betrothed, is an understanding woman. As sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, Colon is hoping for some quiet, but an invasion of a couple of gangsters, a drug war...
  • Alex Carbo
    An episodic installement for the Quinn Colson gang in Tibbehah County that is more of an homage to Smokey And The Bandit than anything else this time.As usual, Ace Atkins doesn't disappoint when the time comes to make the story progress using dialogue and character interractions. He's become quite the master at it actually and those two points are worth reading any new chapter of the Colson Series.I particularily appreciate the fact that Atkins m...
  • Art
    Ace Atkins' Mississippi reads like the offspring of William Faulkner and Elmore Leonard.The place is full of evil. And some of the villains aren't very bright.But former Army Ranger Quinn Colson continues to stand as a pillar of right and morality in this decaying land.In his eight adventure, Colson is pitted against the Dixie Syndicate and a family of local bad-old-boys -- who are also battling each other to run crime in Colson's county.Years ag...
  • Viccy
    Heath Pritchard shows up in Tibbehah County MS after 23 years in Parchman Penitentiary. It turned him into a bitter angry man. When Quinn Colson's uncle was sheriff, he put Pritchard away and there are bad feelings all around. Pritchard's nephews, Tyler and Cody, just want to sell a little weed, smoke a little weed and race cars. But their uncle is bound and determined to put them into the big show, even if it means killing a lot of people along ...
  • Scott
    Books #50 and 51 are by author ace atkins: the sinners, the latest of his excellent quinn colson series, and old black magic, the latest of the spenser series, which the robert parker estate asked him to continue. The spenser series has improved under atkins and is as fun as ever while becoming less predictable.Parker told me in an interview once, when i asked how he managed to write at least 3 separate series, that he didnt reread his work befor...
  • Don Gorman
    (3 1/2). Between the Colson series and his revival of Parker's Spenser franchise, Atkins has become a must read author for me. His feel for the South in these Quinn Colson books is terrific. It reminds me of James Lee Burke in the early days. This story is another step up in a continuing saga, some of the events and characters will not feel completely fleshed out if you have not read one or two of the prior books. That being said, we have the wil...
  • Stacy Bearse
    The cornbread mafia is alive and thriving in the latest novel from Ace Atkins. The action centers on Quinn Colson, sheriff of a backwater county in northern Mississippi where the three biggest attractions are the church, WalMart and a gritty titty bar. Drugs, trucks, dirt-track racing and local corruption drive a plot that engages the reader early on, and never relents. Atkins and James Lee Burke are two of my favorite writers of contemporary sou...
  • Robert James
    Another entertaining entry in the Colson series or what I like to call it "Spenser in the South". Great secondary characters and good action. You can race through this in a weekend. Sets up for entry #9.
  • Fred Svoboda
    Heh-heh. Atkins continues his habit of using literary and popular culture references as inspiration for his Quinn Colson novels. This time it's "The Dukes of Hazzard," but with a much more violent and dangerous twist. This is an involving novel, but it's not "fun."Oh, and Colson is about to get married. He continues to bounce from woman to woman, and I wonder if his latest woman--however admirable--is going to last.Lots of other interesting stuff...