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Ace Atkins (born June 28, 1970) is an American journalist and author. Atkins worked as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune before he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, in 1998. He became a full-time novelist at the age of 30. Career While at the Tribune, Atkins earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series based on his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s. The story became the core of his critically acclaimed novel, White Shadow, which was commented on positively by noted authors and critics. In his next novels, Wicked City and Devil's Garden, Atkins continued this kind of story-telling, a style that was compared to that of Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos.Devil's Garden, Wicked City, and White Shadow are personal books for Atkins, all set in his former homes: San Francisco, where he lived as a child; Alabama, his family's home and where he was born and went to college; and Tampa, where he embarked on his career as a writer. Each novel contains bits of himself – friends and colleagues he once knew, people he respected or admired, family members, and personal heroes. In Devil's Garden, Atkins explores the early life of one of those heroes: Dashiell Hammett, the originator of the hard-boiled crime novel. As a Pinkerton Agency detective, Hammett investigated the rape and manslaughter case against early Hollywood star Roscoe Arbuckle, one of the most sensational trials of the 20th Century. Atkins' 2010 novel Infamous is based on the 1933 Charles Urschel kidnapping and subsequent misadventures of the gangster couple George "Machine Gun" and Kathryn Kelly. In 2011 Atkins was selected by the estate of Robert B. Parker to take over writing the Spenser series of novels. The Boston Globe wrote that while some people might have "viewed the move as unseemly, those people didn't know Robert B. Parker, a man who, when asked how his books would be viewed in 50 years, replied: 'Don't know, don't care.' He was proud of his work, but he mainly saw writing as a means of providing a comfortable life for his family."Atkins lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family. He graduated from Auburn University in 1994 and lettered for the Auburn University football team in 1992 and 1993. He was featured on the Sports Illustrated cover commemorating the Tigers' perfect 11-0 season of 1993. The cover shows Atkins celebrating after sacking future Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel of the Florida Gators. Atkins wore number 99 for the Tigers. Novels Nick Travers Crossroad Blues (1998) Leavin' Trunk Blues (2000) Dark End of the Street (2002) Dirty South (2004)Quinn Colson The Ranger (2011) The Lost Ones (2012) The Broken Places (2013) The Forsaken (2014) The Redeemers (2015) The Innocents (2016) The Fallen (2017) The Sinners (2018) The Shameless (2019) The Revelators (2020)Robert B. Parker's Spenser Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (2012) Robert B. Parker's Wonderland (2013) Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (2014) Robert B. Parker's Kickback (2015) Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn (2016) Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies (2017) Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic (2018) Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes (2019) Robert B. Parker’s Someone To Watch Over Me (2020)Stand Alone Novels White Shadow (2006) 400 pages ISBN 0-425-23054-6 Wicked City (2008) 368 pages ISBN 0-425-22707-3 Devil's Garden (2009) 368 pages ISBN 0-399-15536-8 Infamous (2010) 416 pages ISBN 0-399-15630-5See also List of Auburn University peopleReferences External links Author page, UK publisher (No Exit Press). Discover the Ace Atkins popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Ace Atkins books.

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The Sinners book summary, reviews and downlod

The Sinners

4.5/5$9.99

In this 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.

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The Revelators

4.5/5$12.99

In this gripping new crime novel from the New York Times-bestselling author, Quinn Colson returns to take down a criminal syndicate that has ravaged his community, threatened his f...

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The Lost Ones

4/5$9.99

Fans of Justified and James Lee Burke will love Mississippi lawman Quinn Colson in this Edgar® Award Nominee for Best Novel from the author of The Ranger...

Last Fair Deal Gone Down: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel book summary, reviews and downlod

Last Fair Deal Gone Down: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel

0/5$7.99

From New York Times-bestselling author, Ace Atkins, comes the graphic novel adaptation of his Edgar Award-nominated story featuring New Orleans blues historian/detective Nick Travers.

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White Shadow

4.5/5$11.99

“This book succeeds both as a first-rate historical novel and as a superb crime story. It packs the emotional wallop of Dennis Lehane’s Mystic River. It is as gritty as Ja...

Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me

4/5$14.99

In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser and his young protégé Mattie Sullivan take on billionaire money manager running a network of underaged girls for his ri...

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Robert B. Parker's Kickback

4/5$9.99

PI Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, takes on corruption in the justice system in this stellar New York Times bestselling thriller in Robert B. Parker’s series.

The Fallen book summary, reviews and downlod

The Fallen

4/5$9.99

From New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins comes a rollicking crime novel of brazen thieves, good ole boy politicians, truck stop women—and one decent man crazy enoug...

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Mississippi Noir

0/5$10.99

This anthology of Mississippi crime fiction “has produced a unique, delicious flavor of noir” with stories by Ace Atkins, Megan Abott and more (New York Daily News). ...

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Spenser Confidential (Move Tie-In)

4.5/5$9.99

Previously Published as Robert B. Parker's WonderlandNOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING MARK WAHLBERG AS SPENSER!Old friends. Small favors. Bitt...

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The Innocents

4/5$9.99

Quinn Colson returns to Jericho, Mississippi, and gets pulled back into a world of greed and violence in this gritty, darkly comic tale from New York Times bestselling So...

Robert B. Parker's Bye Bye Baby book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Bye Bye Baby

0/5Pre-Order

Boston PI Spenser takes on a new case in this next installment in Robert B. Parker's iconic New York Times bestselling series.Boston PI Spenser takes on a new case ...

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Wicked City

4/5$4.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson series comes a “noir crime classic”(Mystery Ink) about one of the most notorious towns in American history...

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

4/5$9.99

Boston PI Spenser and right hand Hawk follow a con man’s trail of smoke and mirrors in this thrilling entry in Robert B. Parker’s long-running series. Connie Kell...

The Redeemers book summary, reviews and downlod

The Redeemers

4.5/5$9.99

In this “morbidly funny”(The New York Times) thriller in Ace Atkin’s southern crime series, former Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson might be out of a job—but that...

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes

4/5$9.99

In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser heads to the City of Angels to meet old friends and new enemies in a baffling missing person case that might shake Tinsel...

The Forsaken book summary, reviews and downlod

The Forsaken

4/5$9.99

Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson attempts to root out small town corruption in this gritty crime thriller in Ace Atkins’ acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. &#...

The Broken Places book summary, reviews and downlod

The Broken Places

4/5$9.99

In the third gripping crime novel in Ace Atkins’s New York Times bestselling series, small town sheriff Quinn Colson takes on deadly criminals and even deadlier weather...

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The Heathens

0/5Pre-Order

Sheriff Quinn Colson and his former deputy Lillie Virgil find themselves on opposite sides of a case for the first time after a woman is found dead and three delinquent teens go on the ru...

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Les Cris du Mississippi

0/5$18.99

Quinn Colson, ranger vétéran d’Irak et d’Afghanistan, est le nouveau shérif du comté de Tibbehah, dans le nord du Mississippi. Il est chargé d’enquêter sur un cas de maltraitance...

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Infamous

4/5$8.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson series comes a fast, funny, violent noir novel based on the crimes of George “Machine Gun” Kelly.

The Shameless book summary, reviews and downlod

The Shameless

4.5/5$9.99

Buried secrets, dirty lies, and unbridled greed and ambition raise the stakes down South in the lauded crime series from New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins.

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn

4/5$9.99

Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal crisis in this adventure in Robert B. Parker’s iconic New York Times bestselling series.The fire at a board...

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

4/5$9.99

“Handpicked by the Parker estate to be the keeper of the flame for the Spenser franchise, award-winning author Ace Atkins…rises flawlessly to the occasion.”—Kirkus Reviews

Leavin' Trunk Blues book summary, reviews and downlod

Leavin' Trunk Blues

4.5/5$7.99

"If the streets of Chicago's South Side could talk, they would probably speak in the cracked voices of the bluesmen who shuffle through [this] soulful mystery." – The New York Times Book R...

Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot

4/5$9.99

“Atkins gives Robert B. Parker’s long-running series one of its best installments to date” (Bookreporter.com) as Spenser investigates the kidnapping of a football player’s son.

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Crossroad Blues

4/5$7.99

Nick Travers is back where it all began. Years after The Philadelphia Inquirer proclaimed Crossroad Blues “an impressive debut by a promising new talent,” the acclaimed crime novel...

The Ranger book summary, reviews and downlod

The Ranger

4/5$9.99

THE FIRST NOVEL IN ACE ATKINS’ NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING QUINN COLSON SERIES.“In Quinn Colson, bestselling author Ace Atkins has created an American hero in a...

Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic

4/5$9.99

Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions.The heist was legen...

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Devil's Garden

4/5$10.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson series comes a noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history.San F...

Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel book summary, reviews and downlod

Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers Graphic Novel

0/5$11.99

After a New Orleans college professor goes missing while searching for the rumored lost recordings of bluesman Robert Johnson—who, as legend has it, sold his soul to the devil at a Mississ...

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland book summary, reviews and downlod

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

4/5$9.99

NOW THE NETFLIX FILM SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL STARRING MARK WAHLBERG AS SPENSER!Old friends. Small favors. Bitter rivals. Stirred together, it all makes for one explosive c...

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Wicked City (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Wicked City (Unabridged)

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In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, "The Wickedest City in America". But even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, ru...

Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (Unabridged)

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The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.Kinjo Hey...

Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic (Unabridged)

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Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions.The heist was legen...

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes (Unabridged)

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In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser heads to the City of Angels to meet old friends and new enemies in a baffling missing person case that might shake Tinsel...

Infamous MP3 Audiobook

Infamous

Fiction$16.99

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 Infamo...

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$12.99

Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal crisis in this adventure in Ace Atkins’ iconic New York Times bestselling series.The fire at a boarded-up C...

Robert B. Parker's Kickback (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Kickback (Unabridged)

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P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in this stellar addition to the iconic New York Times–bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.What started ...

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies (Unabridged)

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Boston PI Spenser and right hand Hawk follow a con man’s trail of smoke and mirrors in this thrilling entry in Robert B. Parker’s long-running series. Connie Kell...

The Fallen MP3 Audiobook

The Fallen

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

A classic Southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed-and everyday heroism-from the New York Times-bestselling author. Mississi...

The Shameless (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Shameless (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Buried secrets, dirty lies, and unbridled greed and ambition raise the stakes down South in the lauded crime series from New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins....

The Sinners: A Quinn Colson Novel MP3 Audiobook

The Sinners: A Quinn Colson Novel

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

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 Prit...

The Revelators (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Revelators (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

In this gripping new crime novel from the New York Times-bestselling author, Quinn Colson returns to take down a criminal syndicate that has ravaged his community, threatened his f...

White Shadow MP3 Audiobook

White Shadow

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Tampa, Florida, 1955: a city pulsing with Sicilian and Cuban gangsters, smoky clubs, cigar factories, light, voices, and rum. The bludgeoning death of mob boss Charlie Wall sends shock waves...

The Innocents MP3 Audiobook

The Innocents

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She was just seventeen, a high school dropout named Milly Jones, found walking down the middle of the highway, engulfed in flames. Even in a tough Mississippi county like Tibbehah, it shatte...

Spenser Confidential (Movie Tie-In) (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Spenser Confidential (Movie Tie-In) (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$12.99

Previously Published as Robert B. Parker's WonderlandNOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING MARK WAHLBERG AS SPENSER!Old friends. Small favors. Bitt...

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$12.99

When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother’s murder, he’s not completely convinced by her claim that the police investigation four years ago was botched....

Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me (Unabridged)

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In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser and his young protégé Mattie Sullivan take on billionaire money manager running a network of underaged girls for his ri...

Devil's Garden (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Devil's Garden (Unabridged)

Fiction$25.99

San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel: girls, jazz, bootleg hooch...and a dead actre...

The Lost Ones: A Quinn Colson Novel, Book 2 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Lost Ones: A Quinn Colson Novel, Book 2 (Unabridged)

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Fresh from 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in ove...

The Broken Places MP3 Audiobook

The Broken Places

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

A Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist-turned-New York Times bestselling author, Ace Atkins draws on his years as a crime reporter to craft contemporary tales blending the Old West with cri...

The Forsaken MP3 Audiobook

The Forsaken

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

The extraordinary new novel in New York Times-bestselling author Ace Atkins' acclaimed series about the real Deep South--" a joy ride into the heart of darkness" (The Washington Post).

The Redeemers: Quinn Colson, Book 5 MP3 Audiobook

The Redeemers: Quinn Colson, Book 5

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

The electrifying new novel in New York Times–bestselling author Ace Atkins’s acclaimed series about the real Deep South. He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is j...

The Ranger: A Quinn Colson Novel (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Ranger: A Quinn Colson Novel (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

From the acclaimed, award-winning author comes an extraordinary new series about a real hero and the real Deep South. Northeast Mississippi: hill country, rugged and notorious fo...

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