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Ace Atkins


USA flag (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. The Associated Press said the story "succeeds both as a first-rate historical novel and as a superb crime story.'' Michael Connelly called the novel "a tour de force from one of the best crime writers working today.''

Atkins, lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family.
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : White Shadow


Ace Atkins recommends
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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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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)
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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