Ace Atkins

New York Times Best Selling Author

The Oxford Conference of the Book

Hey, guys. I’ll be a guest at the Oxford Conference of the Book this coming Friday – March 31 at 1:30 p.m. – to talk the art of the crime novel with my pals: S.A. Cosby, Eli Cranor, and Megan Abbott. The event won’t be streamed. But if you’re in the MidSouth come on down […]

Jason Colson Returns!

Howdy, friends – Just a heads up that I have a brand new short story – all about Quinn’s famous stuntman dad – in the Austin Noir short story collection due out May 2, 2023. This will be my sixth story for the long running series for Akashic. I’ve written stories for New Orleans Noir, […]

Bye Bye Baby On Sale Today!

Ace’s last Spenser novel hits stores today. This weekend, he’ll head to two of our favorite independent stores in Houston and Scottsdale, Arizona for actual in-person events! COVID 19 safety protocols will be used in both locations: masks and distancing will be practiced. You can also pick up signed copies through other independent bookstores: Novel […]

Scenes from the Tibbehah County Picnic: The Heathens Launch Party!

Sean and Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick Mixologist Joe Stinchcomb of Hospitality Bruhs and Steve McDavid Square Books owner Richard Howorth Webmaster Pete Cleary and Tate Moore Music from Tate Moore and friends. With Taariq David of Hospitality Bruhs, who provided custom cocktails. Hospitality Bruhs crafted “The Bluebird” with gin from Wonderbird, a local distillery, and foraged […]

Tampa Bay Times: The Story Behind THE HEATHENS

Check out this interview with Collette Bancroft of the Tampa Bay Times. Collette and Ace talked about the real life murder and teens on the run that inspired The Heathens… with several important differences! A notorious Tampa murder powers Ace Atkins’ new novel ‘The Heathens’ The author was a reporter when 15-year-old Valessa Robinson and […]

Hooray, Hollywood

News from Hollywood: HBO to Develop Quinn Colson Series We’re finally able to share the good news, as Variety recently reported, that Tibbehah County is coming to a television near you. HBO has a series based on the Quinn Colson novels in development. The plan now is that the first season of the show will […]