Ace Atkins Books

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Ace Atkins is a bestselling American author that writes crime fiction. Atkins was born in 1970 in Alabama. His father worked in the NFL. When he was a child, the family did quite a bit of moving.

Order of Nick Travers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Crossroad Blues 1998 Description / Buy
2 Leavin' Trunk Blues 2000 Description / Buy
3 Dark End of the Street 2002 Description / Buy
4 Dirty South 2004 Description / Buy
5 Last Fair Deal Gone Down (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Quinn Colson Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Ranger 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Lost Ones 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Broken Places 2013 Description / Buy
4 The Forsaken 2014 Description / Buy
5 The Redeemers 2015 Description / Buy
6 The Innocents 2016 Description / Buy
7 The Fallen 2017 Description / Buy
8 The Sinners 2018 Description / Buy
9 The Shameless 2019 Description / Buy
10 The Revelators 2020 Description / Buy
11 The Heathens 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Spenser Series with Robert B. Parker, Helen Brann

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Godwulf Manuscript ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1973 Description / Buy
2 God Save the Child ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1974 Description / Buy
3 Mortal Stakes ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1975 Description / Buy
4 Promised Land ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1976 Description / Buy
5 The Judas Goat ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1978 Description / Buy
6 Looking for Rachel Wallace ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1980 Description / Buy
7 Early Autumn ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1981 Description / Buy
8 A Savage Place ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1981 Description / Buy
9 Ceremony ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1982 Description / Buy
10 The Widening Gyre ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1983 Description / Buy
11 Valediction ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1984 Description / Buy
12 A Catskill Eagle ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1985 Description / Buy
13 Taming a Sea-Horse ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1986 Description / Buy
14 Pale Kings and Princes ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1987 Description / Buy
15 Crimson Joy ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1988 Description / Buy
16 Playmates ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1989 Description / Buy
17 Stardust ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1990 Description / Buy
18 Pastime ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1991 Description / Buy
19 Double Deuce ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1992 Description / Buy
20 Paper Doll ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1993 Description / Buy
21 Walking Shadow ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1994 Description / Buy
22 Thin Air ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1995 Description / Buy
23 Chance ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1996 Description / Buy
24 Small Vices ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1997 Description / Buy
25 Sudden Mischief ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1998 Description / Buy
26 Hush Money ( By: Robert B. Parker) 1999 Description / Buy
27 Hugger Mugger ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2000 Description / Buy
28 Potshot ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2001 Description / Buy
29 Widow's Walk ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2002 Description / Buy
30 Back Story ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2003 Description / Buy
31 Bad Business ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2004 Description / Buy
32 Cold Service ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2005 Description / Buy
33 School Days ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2005 Description / Buy
34 Hundred-Dollar Baby / Dream Girl ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2006 Description / Buy
35 Now and Then ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2007 Description / Buy
36 Rough Weather ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2008 Description / Buy
37 The Professional ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2009 Description / Buy
38 Painted Ladies ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2010 Description / Buy
39 Sixkill ( By: Robert B. Parker) 2011 Description / Buy
40 Silent Night ( By: Robert B. Parker, Helen Brann) 2011 Description / Buy
41 Lullaby 2012 Description / Buy
42 Wonderland / Spenser Confidential 2013 Description / Buy
43 Cheap Shot 2014 Description / Buy
44 Kickback 2015 Description / Buy
45 Slow Burn 2016 Description / Buy
46 Little White Lies 2017 Description / Buy
47 Old Black Magic 2018 Description / Buy
48 Angel Eyes 2019 Description / Buy
49 Someone to Watch Over Me 2020 Description / Buy
50 Bye Bye Baby 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Ace Atkins Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 White Shadow 2006 Description / Buy
2 Wicked City 2008 Description / Buy
3 Devil's Garden 2009 Description / Buy
4 Infamous 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Akashic Noir Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 San Francisco Noir ( By:) 2002 Description / Buy
2 Seattle Noir ( By: Curt Colbert) 2003 Description / Buy
3 Bronx Noir ( By: S J Rozan) 2003 Description / Buy
4 Brooklyn Noir ( By:) 2004 Description / Buy
5 D.C. Noir ( By: George Pelecanos) 2005 Description / Buy
6 Chicago Noir ( By: Neal Pollack) 2005 Description / Buy
7 Baltimore Noir ( By: Laura Lippman) 2006 Description / Buy
8 New Orleans Noir ( With: Laura Lippman, , Julie Smith, Barbara Hambly, , David Fulmer, Jervey Tervalon, , , , James Nolan) 2007 Description / Buy
9 Los Angeles Noir ( By: Christopher Rice) 2007 Description / Buy
10 Wall Street Noir ( By: Peter Spiegelman) 2007 Description / Buy
11 Havana Noir ( By:) 2007 Description / Buy
12 Detroit Noir ( By: P.J. Parrish) 2007 Description / Buy
13 D.C. Noir 2 ( By: George Pelecanos) 2008 Description / Buy
14 Queens Noir ( By: Jill Eisenstadt) 2008 Description / Buy
15 Las Vegas Noir ( By:) 2008 Description / Buy
16 Trinidad Noir ( By:) 2008 Description / Buy
17 Istanbul Noir ( By: Tarkan Barlas) 2008 Description / Buy
18 Paris Noir ( By: Aurélien Masson) 2008 Description / Buy
19 San Francisco Noir 2 ( By:) 2009 Description / Buy
20 Portland Noir ( By:) 2009 Description / Buy
21 Delhi Noir ( By:) 2009 Description / Buy
22 Phoenix Noir ( By: Diana Gabaldon) 2009 Description / Buy
23 Los Angeles Noir 2 ( By: Joseph Hansen, Raymond Chandler, James Ellroy, Ross Macdonald, Margaret Millar, James M. Cain, Walter Mosley, William Gault, Leigh Brackett, Naomi Hirahara, Chester Himes, Jervey Tervalon, , Denise Hamilton) 2010 Description / Buy
24 Mexico City Noir ( By: Paco Ignacio Taibo II) 2010 Description / Buy
25 Richmond Noir ( By: Tom De Haven, Clay McLeod Chapman) 2010 Description / Buy
26 Orange County Noir ( By: T. Jefferson Parker, Dick Lochte, Gary Phillips, Robert S. Levinson, , , , Gordon McAlpine, Nathan Walpow) 2010 Description / Buy
27 Indian Country Noir ( By: Sarah Cortez) 2010 Description / Buy
28 Moscow Noir ( By: Irina Denezhkina) 2010 Description / Buy
29 Philadelphia Noir ( By:) 2010 Description / Buy
30 Lone Star Noir ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2010 Description / Buy
31 Haiti Noir ( By: Edwidge Danticat) 2010 Description / Buy
32 Copenhagen Noir ( By: Gunnar Staalesen) 2010 Description / Buy
33 Pittsburgh Noir ( By:) 2011 Description / Buy
34 Barcelona Noir ( By:) 2011 Description / Buy
35 Cape Cod Noir ( By: Dana Cameron) 2011 Description / Buy
36 Kingston Noir ( By: Patricia Powell, , , , , Marlon James) 2012 Description / Buy
37 Venice Noir ( By: Michael Gregorio) 2012 Description / Buy
38 St. Petersburg Noir ( By: Pavel Krusanov) 2012 Description / Buy
39 Kansas City Noir ( By:) 2012 Description / Buy
40 Boston Noir 2 ( By:) 2012 Description / Buy
41 Staten Island Noir ( By: Bill Loehfelm) 2012 Description / Buy
42 New York City Noir: The Five Borough Set ( By: S J Rozan) 2012 Description / Buy
43 USA Noir ( By: Megan Abbott) 2013 Description / Buy
44 Haiti Noir 2 ( By: Edwidge Danticat) 2013 Description / Buy
45 Helsinki Noir ( By: James Thompson) 2014 Description / Buy
46 Prison Noir ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2014 Description / Buy
47 Tel Aviv Noir ( By:) 2014 Description / Buy
48 Providence Noir ( By: Amity Gaige, Ann Hood, Elizabeth Strout, Bruce DeSilva, Luanne Rice, , Marie Myung-Ok Lee, John Searles) 2015 Description / Buy
49 Chicago Noir: The Classics ( By: Joe Meno) 2015 Description / Buy
50 Zagreb Noir ( By: Nada Gaši?) 2015 Description / Buy
51 Buffalo Noir ( By:) 2015 Description / Buy
52 Marseille Noir ( By: Salim Hatubou) 2015 Description / Buy
53 Beirut Noir ( By: Abbas Beydoun) 2015 Description / Buy
54 Stockholm Noir ( By: Nathan Larson) 2016 Description / Buy
55 Rio Noir ( By:) 2016 Description / Buy
56 Brussels Noir ( By:) 2016 Description / Buy
57 Mississippi Noir ( With: Tom Franklin, Megan Abbott, Michael Farris Smith, , , , John M. Floyd, , , William Boyle, , , Michael Kardos, , , Chris Offutt) 2016 Description / Buy
58 St. Louis Noir ( By: Scott Phillips) 2016 Description / Buy
59 Prague Noir ( By:) 2016 Description / Buy
60 San Juan Noir ( By:) 2016 Description / Buy
61 Oakland Noir ( By:) 2017 Description / Buy
62 Atlanta Noir ( By: Tananarive Due, , Jennifer Harlow) 2017 Description / Buy
63 Montana Noir ( By: James Grady) 2017 Description / Buy
64 Buenos Aires Noir ( By: Ernesto Mallo) 2017 Description / Buy
65 São Paulo Noir ( By:) 2018 Description / Buy
66 Vancouver Noir ( By: Sam Wiebe) 2018 Description / Buy
67 Hong Kong Noir ( By:) 2018 Description / Buy
68 Amsterdam Noir ( By: Josh Pachter) 2019 Description / Buy
69 Houston Noir ( By:) 2019 Description / Buy
70 Milwaukee Noir ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2019 Description / Buy
71 Nairobi Noir ( By:) 2020 Description / Buy
72 Alabama Noir ( With: Carolyn Haines, Tom Franklin, Winston Groom, , , Michelle Richmond) 2020 Description / Buy
73 Tampa Bay Noir 2020 Description / Buy
74 Addis Ababa Noir ( By: Maaza Mengiste) 2020 Description / Buy
75 Belgrade Noir ( By:) 2020 Description / Buy
76 Miami Noir ( By: James Carlos Blake, Elmore Leonard, , Edna Buchanan, , , , Zora Neale Hurston, , Charles Willeford, T.J. MacGregor, Brett Halliday, Lester Dent, Christine Kling, , Carolina Garcia-Aguilera) 2020 Description / Buy
77 Accra Noir ( By:) 2020 Description / Buy
78 Speculative Los Angeles ( By: Duane Swierczynski, Stephen Blackmoore, , , Ben H. Winters, Charles Yu, , , Denise Hamilton, , S. Qiouyi Lu) 2021 Description / Buy
79 Paris Noir: The Suburbs ( By:) 2022 Description / Buy

Ace Atkins Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 New Orleans Noir 2007 Description / Buy
2 Delta Blues 2009 Description / Buy
3 In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero 2012 Description / Buy
4 Mississippi Noir 2016 Description / Buy
5 The Highway Kind 2016 Description / Buy
6 Birds of Prey: The Harlan Coben Challenge 2022 Description / Buy
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So Atkins was afforded the opportunity to see many of the cultures and traditions that make up the US. The author always made an effort to fit in. He was very attentive to the cultural norms of the communities in which the family settled.

He would observe the differences in speech and the social habits, and by adopting them, Atkins found that he didn’t feel so out of place. This is one habit he continued to nurture as a writer.

He would eavesdrop on people just to take note of the way they spoke. Then he would incorporate everything he learned into his stories.

Though, it should be noted that, even with all the literary accolades he received later in life, the people of Alabama have never stopped associating his name with football. Ace Atkins was quite an athletic student.

He even appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated to commemorate Auburn University’s perfect season in 1993.

Atkins read a lot as a child. He also experimented with writing. But no one took him seriously because of his athletic prowess. One coach went so far as to take a book out of his hands after he found the author reading, proclaiming that fiction was useless.

Atkins’ teachers were just as uninterested in his love of books. So one assumes that they were shocked to learn that he had become The Tampa Tribune’s crime reporter.

They were probably even more shocked to learn that he had received a Pulitzer Prize Nomination for his series of articles about an old Murder Case.

The author started writing fiction when he was 27. He spent the three years that followed honing his craft, eventually making his mark on the publishing landscape with the Nick Travers and Quinn Colson series.

Ace Atkins’ work is inspired by his real-life experiences, the experiences of people he knows and the stories he stumbled across as a crime reporter. His renown is such that he was eventually chosen to write the Spenser series.

Atkins is grateful for the time he spent playing football because it taught him discipline. The verbal abuse that was rife in the locker room at the time also taught him how to handle criticism.

Ace Atkins Awards

Atkins received Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominations for The Lost Ones and The Ranger.

Best Ace Atkins Books

The most notable aspect of Ace Atkins’ books isn’t the tension or the characters but the sense of humor that pervades every story he writes, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:

The Ranger: Northern Mississippi is not for the faint of heart. The land is rugged and dangerous. People die on a regular basis but no one ever bats an eye.

Quinn Colson has seen worse places, though. And when he finally comes back from Afghanistan, his home isn’t quite what he remembers

Corruption has become so commonplace that no one raises any suspicions when the Sheriff, Quinn’s uncle, dies. They say he committed suicide but some members of the community are not so sure.

Quinn comes to realize that the truth will never come out unless he opens the case and investigates it himself, a task that will force him to drag his family’s secrets and those of his town to the surface.

The Lost Ones: Quinn Colson spent a decade in the army. Now the ranger is the Sheriff of his hometown. But as dangerous as Afghanistan might have been, Quinn realizes that Tibbehah County is even more traitorous.

As the new Sheriff, Quinn is always putting out fires. This time, he has to look into a Mexican Drug Gang with stolen Army rifles in their possession. Quinn must also tackle a child abuse case with strong ties to a bootleg baby racket.

Quinn survived the Army where so many others did not. Now he has inadvertently placed his life on the line once more, and this time he might have bitten off more than he can chew.

Fortunately for the former Ranger, he has Lillie Virgil, his partner, watching his back.

When Does The Next Ace Atkins book come out?

Ace Atkins doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Bye Bye Baby and was released on January, 23rd 2022. It is the newest book in the Spenser Series.

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