Infamous

Infamous

by Ace Atkins

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ISBN-13: 9780425239018
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 534,411
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which—The Ranger and The Lost Ones—were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he also has a third Edgar nomination for his short story, “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”). In addition, he is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times, a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and, in college, played defensive end for the undefeated Auburn University football team (for which he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated). He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

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"Atkins brings to vivid life the henpecked George and the bloodthirsty Kathryn as he convincingly conjures up a past era." —-Publishers Weekly

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Infamous 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lchav52 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
George "Machine Gun" Kelly wasn't the brightest, most ambitious, or even deadliest, of the 1930s desperadoes who generated headlines and manhunts, and ,later, movies. He never killed anyone, and made one big score, the kidnapping of oilman Charles Urschel, from which his brief infamy grew. But he was the first FBI's "Public Enemy Number One," and Ace Atkins has taken the story of that 1933 summer and turned it into an authentic, complex novel that keeps the pages turning. Basing his book on extensive files, newspaper accounts, and interviews with relatives of Kelly's ambitious wife, Kathryn, Atkins has produced a book that is more than just a crime novel.Highly recommended.
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