Ace Atkins http://apr.org en The Broken Places: A Quinn Colson Novel and Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland http://apr.org/post/broken-places-quinn-colson-novel-and-robert-b-parker-s-wonderland <p>“The Broken Places: A Quinn Colson Novel”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Author: Ace Atkins</p><p>Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons</p><p>Pages: 358</p><p>Price: $26.95 (Cloth)</p><p>AND</p><p>“Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland”</p><p>Author: Ace Atkins</p><p>Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons</p><p>Price: $26.95</p><p>Pages: 306</p><p>Ace Atkins, Auburn graduate, has just published simultaneously, his own twelfth novel, “The Broken Places,” set in Mississippi, and his second Robert B. Parker Spenser novel, “Wonderland,” set of course in Boston.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 35659 at http://apr.org The Broken Places: A Quinn Colson Novel and Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland The Lost Ones: A Quinn Colson Novel http://apr.org/post/lost-ones-quinn-colson-novel <p></p><p>“The Lost Ones: A Quinn Colson Novel”</p><p>Author: Ace Atkins</p><p>Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons</p><p>Pages: 339</p><p>Price: $27.50 (Cloth)</p><p>Ace Atkins has been working harder than ever, simultaneously writing two detective/action series. He was chosen to write the Spenser novels after the death of Robert B. Parker and in 2011 began the Quinn Colson series with “The Ranger.”</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:57:34 +0000 Don Noble 19919 at http://apr.org The Lost Ones: A Quinn Colson Novel Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby: A Spenser Novel http://apr.org/post/robert-b-parker-s-lullaby-spenser-novel <p>&ldquo;Robert B. Parker&rsquo;s Lullaby: A Spenser Novel&rdquo;</p><p>Author: Ace Atkins</p><p>Publisher: G.P. Putnam&rsquo;s Sons</p><p>Pages: 310</p><p>Price: $26.95</p><p>Robert B. Parker was a major detective fiction franchise, having published 49 Spenser novels, 9 Jesse Stone novels, 6 Sunny Randall novels and 14 other miscellaneous books.</p><p>His fans were certainly dismayed when Parker died in January of 2010. Would there be no more Parker books? He did not leave piles of completed manuscripts, as Barbara Cartland is said to have done.</p><p>No need for concern.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:15:53 +0000 Don Noble 15155 at http://apr.org Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby: A Spenser Novel Infamous by Ace Atkins http://apr.org/post/infamous-ace-atkins <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3f10b8a4bb-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3f10b8a4bb-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3f10b8a4bb-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-916337.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>When Ace Atkins decided to drop his successful Nick Travers detective series in favor of meticulously researched, historical, stand-alone thrillers, some were dubious. Doubts are dispelled now, however.</p> Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Don Noble 1835 at http://apr.org Infamous by Ace Atkins The Devil's Garden, by Ace Atkins http://apr.org/post/devils-garden-ace-atkins <p>The writing career of James Lee Burke is, in many ways, typical. After a half dozen literary novels that did not sell much, Burke created his South Louisiana detective, Dave Robicheaux, and the Robicheaux books have come in a steady and profitable stream now for many years.</p> Mon, 08 Jun 2009 20:50:00 +0000 Don Noble 1748 at http://apr.org The Devil's Garden, by Ace Atkins Wicked City http://apr.org/post/wicked-city <p>In <i>Wicked City</i>, he fictionalizes actual events </p> <p>in the Phenix City of 1954, a place so awful, Atkins writes, "no author could ever exaggerate the sin, sleaze, and moral </p> <p>decay of Phenix City, Alabama, in the fifties or the courage of the people who stood up to fight it."</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 21:53:00 +0000 Don Noble 1638 at http://apr.org Wicked City White Shadow http://apr.org/post/white-shadow <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3fef68c2f6-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3fef68c2f6-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3fef68c2f6-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-509648.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Having established his readership, Atkins could have gone on with this series indefinitely, and I am sure his publishers wanted him to, but he has instead written a stand-alone thriller, <i>White Shadow</i>.</p> Mon, 01 May 2006 19:08:00 +0000 Don Noble 1431 at http://apr.org White Shadow Dirty South http://apr.org/post/dirty-south <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3fef688095-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3fef688095-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3fef688095-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-449962.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Atkins has just published his fourth Nick Travers suspense/mystery novel. The heart of any such series is the sleuth, of course, and Nick, established in the first novel, <i>Crossroad Blues</i>, is quite a creation.</p> Mon, 29 Mar 2004 17:22:00 +0000 Don Noble 1283 at http://apr.org Dirty South