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 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    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 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    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

    • The Fallen

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    A classic Southern tale of backroom deals, tainted honor, dysfunctional family, high-stakes greed, and everyday heroism....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic Perspective

    • By Cathy on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Sinners

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • 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 366
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 324

    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

    • 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 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347

    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

    • The Innocents

    • A Quinn Colson Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    A high school dropout named Milly Jones was found walking down the middle of the highway, engulfed in flames. It's up to Sheriff Quinn Colson to investigate what happened and why....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Gets Better

    • By Cynthea Corlett on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    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 Broken Places

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian d'Arcy James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By Ann on 02-09-19

    Regular price: $25.86

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