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Atkins, Ace

Overview
Works: 52 works in 337 publications in 3 languages and 28,137 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Anecdotes  Suspense fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Interviews  Detective and mystery stories, American  Domestic fiction, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3551.T49, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Ace Atkins
Robert B. Parker's lullaby by Ace Atkins( Book )
51 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,053 libraries worldwide
Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation. Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favor to Henry will become the fight of their lives
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot : a Spencer Novel by Ace Atkins( Book )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,184 libraries worldwide
"The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins. Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players-a hard-nosed linebacker who's earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client. Heywood's troubles seem to be tied to a nightclub shooting from two years earlier. But when Heywood's nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston's underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser's prote;ge;, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser's back and return the child to the football star's sprawling Chestnut Hill mansion. A controversial decision from Heywood only ups the ante as the clock winds down on Akira's future. "--
The broken places by Ace Atkins( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,907 libraries worldwide
A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. Another group who doesn't believe him - the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery. They're sure he's gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves. Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they've got their work cut out for them. But they don't count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head
The ranger by Ace Atkins( Book )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,831 libraries worldwide
Returning to what has become his violently corrupt hometown in Mississippi after a tour in Afghanistan, Army Ranger Quinn Colson investigates his uncle's alleged suicide and uncovers shocking personal secrets
The lost ones by Ace Atkins( Book )
25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,770 libraries worldwide
Newly-elected Tibbehah County sheriff Quinn Colson investigates an old friend's gun sales when stolen military rifles are found in the possession of a Mexican drug gang, a case that is complicated by his discovery of a black market baby adoption ring
The forsaken : a Quinn Colson novel by Ace Atkins( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
"The extraordinary new novel in New York Times-bestselling author Ace Atkins' acclaimed series about the real Deep South-"a joy ride into the heart of darkness" (The Washington Post). Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose-and they can play dirty themselves. Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody's guess who will prevail-or even come out of it alive"--
Wicked city by Ace Atkins( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them-no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man. When crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause just for a moment-and when it starts up again, there is something different about it. A small group of men meet and decide that they have had enough, but what that means and where it will take them is something they could not have foreseen. Over the course of the next several months, lives will change, people will die, and unexpected heroes will emerge-like "a Randolph Scott western," one of them remarks, played out not with horses and Winchesters but with Chevys and .38s and switchblades
Robert B. Parker's lullaby [a Spenser novel] by Ace Atkins( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
Spenser takes up a seemingly open and closed cold case at the behest of a street-wise 16 year old girl, who believes her mother's murderers went free. As Spenser digs deeper into the mystery, he finds a much more dangerous and complex mystery than he bargained for
Devil's garden by Ace Atkins( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
In this noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history--the 1921 manslaughter case against silent-screen comedy star Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle--Dashiell Hammett investigates what really happened at Arbuckle's San Francisco party and discovers a truth that will change American legal history--and his own life forever
White shadow by Ace Atkins( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
The murder of mob boss Charlie Wall in Tampa, Florida sparks a scramble among local cops, reporters, and former associates to discern the truth about his death and the many secrets that marked his life
Infamous by Ace Atkins( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
A seemingly straightforward kidnapping-for-ransom scheme by 1930s gangster "Machine Gun" Kelly is thrown into near-whimsical chaos by the greed of two partners, a determined former Texas Ranger, and Kelly's two-faced wife
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland by Ace Atkins( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
"Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation. Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favor to Henry will become the fight of their lives" -- from the Robert B. Parker web site
Dark end of the street by Ace Atkins( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Hired to track down a friend's lost brother, Nick Travers finds himself in the casinos of Tucina, where he meets up with the local mafia, a zealous gubernatorial candidate with shady connections, and an Elvis-obsessed killer
Robert B. Parker's cheap shot by Ace Atkins( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players. Heywood's troubles seem to be tied to a nightclub shooting from two years earlier. But when his nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston's underworld begins. Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser's protege, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser's back and return the child to the football star
Crossroad blues : a Nick Travers mystery by Ace Atkins( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
New Orleans blues historian Nick Travers investigates the disappearance of a music professor. The case is linked to the unsolved murder, half a century earlier of a famous blues guitarist, Robert Johnson
Dirty South by Ace Atkins( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and French and held by 749 libraries worldwide
When a former New Orleans Saints teammate's life is threatened by a dangerous group of thugs, Nick Travers races against time to reclaim $1,000,000 from a street-tough teenage rap prodigy whose loyalties may be untrustworthy
Leavin' trunk blues : a Nick Travers mystery by Ace Atkins( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Nick Travers travels to Chicago to help blues singer Ruby Walker who was convicted of her lover's murder years before, and now Travers has set out to find the truth
Good dog : true stories of love, loss, and loyalty ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
"Inspired by Garden & Gun magazine's popular Good Dog column, [this is a] collection of true stories celebrating the unique relationship between humans and their canine companions, penned by some of today's top writers, including Jon Meacham, Roy Blount, Jr, Dominique Browning, and P.J. O'Rourke"--Amazon.com
Infamous by Ace Atkins( file )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
In July 1933, the gangster known as George "Machine Gun" Kelly staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oilman. He would live to regret it. Kelly was never the sharpest knife in the drawer, and what started clean soon became messy, as two of his partners cut themselves into the action; a determined former Texas Ranger makes tracking Kelly his mission; and Kelly's wife, ever alert to her own self-interests, starts playing both ends against the middle
Devil's garden by Ace Atkins( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
When silent-film star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is accused of crushing an actress to death during a wild 1920s party, Pinkerton agent Dashiell Hammett struggles to sort out conflicting testimony from witnesses, while William Randolph Hearst's newspapers demand a guilty verdict
 
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Alternative Names
アトキンス, エース
Languages
English (261)
French (8)
Japanese (3)
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