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Ace Atkins


USA flag (b.1970)

A former journalist who cut his teeth as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune, Ace Atkins published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at 27 and became a full-time novelist at 30.

While at the Tribune, Ace earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series based on his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s. The story became the core of his critically acclaimed novel, White Shadow, which earned raves from noted authors and critics.

Atkins, lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family.

Genres: Mystery
 
Novels
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Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : White Shadow


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The Big Goodbye (2011)
(Soldier , book 1)
Michael Lister
"Tough and violent with snappy dialogue, great atmosphere, and beautiful women with hidden agendas. A suspenseful, romantic, historic ride."
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The Boy Who Shoots Crows (2011)
Randall Silvis
"Gripping, heartbreaking... a most impressive achievement."
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Gravesend (2013)
William Boyle
"Gravesend kicks ass! An irresistible combo of an insider's tour of Brooklyn and true and authentic 21st Century Noir. Boyle is one to watch."
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Knottspeed (2017)
Jeff Johnson
"As hip and cool as the neon rain-slicked streets of Portland. Darby Holland is a modern hero in the mold of Sam Spade and Marlowe only with more tattoos and in steel-toed boots. A funny and very gritty book with cool folks, cool music, and wonderful sense of place."
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Dangerous Ends (2017)
(Pete Fernandez, book 3)
Alex Segura
"A real throwback to the kind of books I love. Segura captures the spirit of modern Miami with itscomplicated past and conflicted present. Pete Fernandez is the perfecthero to walk the mean streets of both worlds."
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Gone to Dust (2017)
(Nils Shapiro, book 1)
Matt Goldman
"Goldman brings the heat with a moody and wry Midwest elegy. A modern, clever voice in these most cynical of times."
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The Fighter (2018)
Michael Farris Smith
"One of those wonderful and rare books that's both a page turner and a novel of great depth and emotion. The Fighter is Southern Noir at its finest."
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Country Dark (2018)
Chris Offutt
"A lean, mean meditation on family, boundaries, and what a good man will do to protect the ones he loves. In this blood-and whiskey-soaked landscape, I'm reminded of both Faulkner and Steve Earle. A morality tale where grit and heart hold equal weight."
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Bearskin (2018)
James A McLaughlin
"An intricately written thriller."

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