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Ace Atkins in conversation with Bill Barke
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. He has written nine books in the Colson series and continued Robert B. Parker’s iconic Spenser character after Parker’s death in 2010, adding seven best-selling novels in that series.

A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines including TimeOutside and Garden & Gun. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he’s friend to many dogs and several bartenders.

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You’re sure to enjoy these Brookline Booksmith favorites:

The Revelators

Revelators

Spencer Confidential

Spencer

Robert B Parker's Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

The Shameless

The Shameless

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    How often do you get to come to Boston? What are your favorite Boston things to do?

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    What book got you hooked on reading when you were a boy? What book would you recommend we be sure to share with new readers?

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    How has reading shaped who your are–as a person and as a writer?

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    If you had to stay locked down in quarantine with one of your main characters, who would choose?

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    Do you support Raising a Reader locally, in Mississippi? What made you want to help out here in Massachusetts?

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    Who are some of your favorite authors, whether fiction or non-fiction, and have they influenced your writing?

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    Spenser has never really aged over the years, but it seems like you show the passage of time and ages with Quinn Colson. Is that your plan, will we see a day Quinn retires and new characters emerge and the series continues, or will you retire the character and start a new series?

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    The Quinn Colson series isn’t quite noir fiction, is it? Would you maybe consider it, along with writers like C.J. Box, gris fiction, maybe? Really bad guys and lead characters who are good, if flawed?