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In this episode, the Crew goes behind the scenes with New York Times bestselling crime noir author Ace Atkins to discuss his latest Quinn Colson thriller, THE HEATHENS. About Ace: 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 Time, Outside and Garden & Gun. Ace lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he’s friend to many dogs and several bartenders. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel, hit the "LIKE" button, and leave a comment. And if you want to learn more about the guys from The Crew or see additional author interviews, visit us at http://www.thecrewreviews.com Follow us on social media Twitter | https://twitter.com/CREWbookreviews Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/thecrewreviews Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/thecrewreviews/
With his Quinn Colson novels, New York Times-bestselling author Ace Atkins has created one of today’s most atmospheric and critically acclaimed literary series. But Atkins delivers something far more complex and rewarding than brilliantly crafted whodunits—he delivers essential summer reading full of wit, thrills, and heart. “It’s a satisfying mix of modern Southern gothic atmosphere and thrilling action, salted with crackling humor,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Readers get more than a mystery, they get an entertaining lesson in the sociology of the small-town South,” wrote the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And with THE HEATHENS (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), the 11th installment in the series, “Atkins is writing at the top of his game” (Publishers Weekly’s starred review). ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ace Atkins is the author of twenty-eight books, including eleven Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which, The Ranger and The Lost Ones, were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he has a third Edgar nomination for his short story "Last Fair Deal Gone Down"). He is the author of nine New York Times-bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Outside, Garden & Gun, and Men's Journal. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he's friend to many dogs and several bartenders.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steve-richards/support
Author: Ace Atkins Book: THE HEATHENS: A Quinn Colson Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (July 13, 2021) https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Ace_Atkins_to_air.mp3 Synopsis (from the Publisher): Sheriff Quinn Colson and his former deputy Lillie Virgil find themselves on opposite sides of a case for the first time after a woman is found dead and three delinquent teens go on the run. Before he was an Army Ranger who came home to become Tibbehah County Sheriff and take down a corrupt system, Quinn Colson was a kid who got into trouble–a lot of it. So when juvenile delinquent TJ Byrd insists that she doesn’t know who killed her mother—an unreliable addict who has disappeared—Quinn’s inclined to believe her. But no one else does–not the town, not the sheriff in a neighboring county, not her mother’s older boyfriend, and certainly not Quinn’s friend and former deputy, U.S. Marshal Lillie Virgil. The Byrd family has always been trouble, and sixteen-year-old TJ is known for petty theft, fighting, and general hellraising. She’s also no fool, and when she senses she’s about to take the fall for her mother’s murder, TJ, her boyfriend, her best friend, and her nine-year-old brother go on the run. As Lillie Virgil tracks the kids across a trail of burglaries, stolen cars and even a kidnapping, intent on bringing TJ to justice, Quinn sets out to find the truth back in Tibbehah. Someone has gone to a lot of violent trouble to make TJ and her friends the logical target of the investigation. It’s easy, and who cares about a bunch of lawless kids? As the bloody evidence against TJ piles up, Quinn knows someone truly evil is at work here–and that puts TJ and her friends in more danger than they can imagine. The post ACE ATKINS – THE HEATHENS: A Quinn Colson Novel appeared first on KSCJ 1360.
Today, we're chatting with award-winning crime novelist (and journalist) Ace Atkins, about 'The Heathens,' his latest entry in the Quinn Colson thriller series. Atkins worked as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune before he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, in 1998. Along with Colson books, he has also continued Robert B. Parker’s iconic Spenser character after Parker’s death in 2010. https://aceatkins.com/
ACE ATKINS talks to BARRY FORSHAW about his new Spenser novelSOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME. 49th in Robert B Parker's Spenser series featuring the hardboiled Boston PI, his wingman Hawk and new feisty protege, Mattie. Published by No Exit Press and available now direct or from bookshop.org and good book outlets, as are all the Ace Atkins titles in the Spenser series. bookshop.orgThe trio battle a depraved billionaire and his vicious female procurer, (remind you of anyone?)Ace tells Barry about:His initial reservations about becoming the new voice of the Spenser franchise and taking on the Robert B Parker mantle. Channelling Chandler, Hammett and the moral compass of hardboiled/noir fiction.Living up to the legacy of the greats.Writing Boston from the deep South.Quinn ColsonMaking movies and writing scripts. A writer's life in Oxford, Mississippi.Life as a newspaperman before 'fake news' and Trump.Domestic terrorism, the Washington invasion, right wing groups and the next novel in the Spenser series.andNot giving a damn about offending racists who read his books.It's fascinating and entertaining.Ace Atkins is the author of twenty-three books, including eight Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which, The Ranger and The Lost Ones, were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he has a third Edgar nomination for his short story Last Fair Deal Gone Down). He is the author of seven New York Times-bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times and a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and he played defensive end for Auburn University football.Barry Forshaw is the crime critic for the Financial Times and provides extras for Blu-rays. Books include Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide, the Keating Award-winning Brit Noir, British Crime Film & British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia (also a Keating winner). He edits Crime Time (www.crimetime.co.uk) Look out for Barry's Blu-rays the first in a new regular feature on crime films and TV releases on CrimeTimeFM.Buy Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide at:https://uk.bookshop.org/a/137/9780857303356
Ep. 311: Ace Atkins on Race, Writing Bestselling Crime Novels, and the "New South"
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Ace Atkins is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include the Quinn Colson series and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Atkins is a former newspaper reporter and SEC football player. His essays and other writing have appeared in national publications such as Time magazine and elsewhere. Ace reflects on the ghosts and demons of the color line in America and what the “New South” means to him. Ace also shares what he learned about life and the craft of writing through his journey from being a newspaper reporter to the author of bestselling crime novels. And he shares some hidden history about the true origins of Donald Trump’s “red hat” MAGA cult hate movement. Chauncey DeVega ponders the emotional valence of a Thanksgiving holiday in an age of death, economic calamity, Trumpism’s continuing assaults on democracy and human decency, and the hopeful possibilities of Joe Biden’s presidency. Chauncey also takes a culinary journey to the world of TV dinners in order to better understand why he hates the turkey that is commonly served on Thanksgiving. And of course, Chauncey DeVega shares an animal friends story about mountain gorillas, who like many humans on Thanksgiving day, enjoy singing and farting during and after they eat a tasty meal. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW In 1918, Thanksgiving celebrations upped the Spanish flu death count We're celebrating Thanksgiving amid a pandemic. Here's how we did it in 1918 – and what happened next What Are We To Do With All This Grief? Michael J. Fox Reveals Painful Setback That Led to His 'Darkest Moment' Since Parkinson's Diagnosis 31 vintage TV dinners: Fried chicken, turkey, pot roast & other fab frozen food, retro-style Robot 'spy' gorilla records wild gorillas singing and farting, because nature is beautiful WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: firstname.lastname@example.org Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.