Infamous

  • by Ace Atkins
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He has been compared to Lehane, Ellroy, and Pelecanos, but Ace Atkins's rich, raucous, passionate blend of historical novel and crime story is all his own---and never more so than in Infamous.
In July 1933, the gangster known as George "Machine Gun" Kelly staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oil­man. He would live to regret it. Kelly was never the sharpest knife in the drawer, and what started clean soon became messy, as two of his partners cut themselves into the action; a determined former Texas Ranger makes tracking Kelly his mission; and Kelly's wife, ever alert to her own self-interests, starts playing both ends against the middle. The result is a mesmerizing tale set in the first days of the modern FBI, featuring one of the best femmes fatales in history---the Lady Macbeth of Depression-era crime---a great unexpected hero, and some of the most colorful supporting characters in recent crime fiction.

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What the Critics Say

“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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Customer Reviews

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Delivers just what it says on the box

I loved this book. Normally when I write a review I try and answer all the questions I had about the book before I listened to it. But in this case I’m keeping it short; the book is exactly as described in the synopsis. The only thing to add is Dick Hill's narration is spot on, really added to my enjoyment
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- knittyboot

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-04-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio