VJ Books Presents Author Ace Atkins!
By the time he had turned 30, Ace Atkins had published two critically acclaimed crime novels, Crossroad Blues and Leavin' Trunk Blues with St. Martin's Press. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of seventeen novels.
Before turning to writing full time, Atkins worked as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune for several years. Here he earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination and Livingston Award nomination for his seven-part series about an unsolved murder of a Tampa socialite in 1956, "Tampa Confidential," which had the whole city buzzing for weeks.
The core of those stories provide the basis for his epic White Shadow. The novel is the culmination of more than five years of research that focused on sealed court and police records, countless interviews with players of that period, and even an extended research trip to Havana to complete the final leg of a story that started in 1955.
The lyrical prose and classic noir style of the young Alabama native have earned him accolades from journalism's elite and fellow authors. The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Interview, Entertainment Weekly, and James W. Hall, Robert B. Parker and Kinky Friedman all glowed praise for his first novel, published when Atkins was just 28 years old. "If Raymond Chandler came from the South," Friedman said, "his name would be Ace Atkins."
In 2011, Atkins was selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the bestselling adventures of Boston's iconic private eye, Spenser.
Ace Atkins Bibliography
Nick Travers Series
Crossroad Blues - 1998
- Leavin' Trunk Blues - 2000
- Dark End of the Street - 2002
- Dirty South - 2004
Quinn Colson Series
- The Ranger - 2011
- The Lost Ones - 2012
- Broken Places - 2013
- "The Forsaken" - 2014
- The Redeemers - 2015
- The Innocents - July 2016
- 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 - May 2017
- White Shadow - 2006
- Wicked City - 2008
- Devil's Garden - 2009
- Infamous - 2010
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