Ace Atkins
AUTHOR

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 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    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

    • The Ranger

    • A Quinn Colson Novel
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    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 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 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    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 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 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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

    • 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 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    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 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 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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 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 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    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 Lost Ones

    • A Quinn Colson Novel, Book 2
    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Fresh from ten years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good ole boys - gone bad

    • By Trudi on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Redeemers

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: Brian D'Arcy James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    He is only in his early 30s, but now Quinn Colson is jobless - voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of kingpin Johnny Stagg....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Craig Mathewson on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Sinners

    • By: Ace Atkins
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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

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