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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Best-Selling Mystery Writer Ace Atkins!

Ace Akins is the New York Times best-selling author of 19 novels. Among them are two current series: one featuring former Army ranger Quinn Colson and the other the Boston-based Spenser novels, a series he picked up from the late … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Crime Novelist Ace Atkins says “The Dread Line” Is Highly Recommended!

Thanks to Ace Atkins, New York Times best-selling author of the fine Colin Quinn crime novels and the writer who has taken over Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series, for this shout-out about The Dread Line, the latest in my series … Continue reading

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How I Made the Transition From Journalist to Crime Novelist

A lot of people think that daily journalism must be a great training ground for novelists. I tell them that, for the most part, it is not. As someone who worked as a news reporter and editor for forty years … Continue reading

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What’s a Mystery Writer to Do When His Hero Loses His Crime-Fighting Job?

A lot of mystery story heroes used to do something else for a living. For example, Robert B. Parker’s series character, Jesse Stone, was a professional baseball player before he became a police chief. Ace Atkins’s Quinn Colson was a … Continue reading

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Revised Top 10 List: Best Crime Novels of 2012

When I first posted my list of the ten best crime novels of 2012, I forgot to include one of my favorites, Joseph Olshan’s brilliant literary tale, Cloudland. I don’t have the heart to delete any of the others to … Continue reading

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Reviewing the New Novel by Ace Atkins, a Writer on a Roll

The Lost Ones, the second novel in Ace Atkins series featuring former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson, finds him serving as the newly-elected sheriff of his native Tibbehah County, Mississipi. Given the rural county’s legacy of lawlessness and political corruption, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk?” Crime Novelist Ace Atkins!

Look who’s reading Cliff Walk, my new Mulligan crime novel.  It’s veteran crime novelist Ace Atkins! After Robert B. Parker’s death,  his family chose Ace to continue the legendary Spenser private eye series. Ace’s first Spenser novel, Lullaby, just premiered … Continue reading

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Ace Atkins Brings Back Robert B. Parker’s Iconic P.I., Spenser

A few months after Robert B. Parker died of a heart attack at his writing desk in January of 2010, his publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, approached Ace Atkins with a proposition. Parker’s family wanted Spenser, one of the most … Continue reading

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The Ten Best Crime Novels of 2011

This was a great year for crime fiction, so perhaps it would be better to call these my favorites, rather than the best. Or maybe I should just say that of the ones I’ve read, these are the ten I … Continue reading

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Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone is Still With Us — Sort of

After the great Robert B. Parker died, his widow and his publisher selected two authors to continue writing books featuring his two most popular characters. The first of them to appear is “Killing the Blues,” a Jesse Stone novel written … Continue reading

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