Ace Atkins
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Ace Atkins

One of the best crime writers working today, Ace Atkins has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. He's written eight books in the Colson series, with many more to come. He continued Robert B. Parker's iconic Spenser character after Parker's death in 2010, and has added seven best-selling novels in that series.

A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines including Time, Outside, and Garden & Gun.

He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he's friend to many dogs and several bartenders.

Find out more about Ace and his novels on his official website: aceatkins.com, on Facebook Ace Atkins, and on Twitter @aceatkins.

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Best Sellers

    • Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic

    • Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic: Spenser, Book 46
    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    The heist was legendary, still talked about 20 years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston's premier art museums....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ace Atkins continues . . .

    • By zen_mc on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker - creator
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Connie Kelly thought she'd found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the CIA....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better and better

    • By zen_mc on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot

    • A Spenser Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    When off-field violence repeatedly lands NFL star Kinjo Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I thought I had lost Spenser

    • By Josephine Winfrey on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker (creator)
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In the Spirit of the Original

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Sinners

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of this series

    • By Robert Stirling on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

    • A Spenser Mystery
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 461

    When 14-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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ace aces Spenser!

    • By Fast Eddy on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Broken Places

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian d'Arcy James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ace Atkins does it again.

    • By David on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Robert B. Parker's Kickback

    • By: Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker - creator
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337

    What started out as a joke landed 17-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks Ace.

    • By Annamarie on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn

    • Spenser, Book 44
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston's South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NOT ONE OF THE BEST ROBERT PARKER STORIES

    • By J.C.D. on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Ranger

    • A Quinn Colson Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 312

    From the acclaimed, award-winning author comes an extraordinary new series about a real hero and the real Deep South....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Favorite

    • By Gary on 09-25-11

    Regular price: $19.60

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