Ace Atkins doubles up for 2012

Ace Atkins, award-winning writer of crime fiction and former Auburn Tiger/Sports Illustrated cover guy, is set to have a big month in May 2012: he’s got not one, but two new novels coming out.

Atkins posted the news on his blog, revealing the covers and descriptions of both novels. The Lost Ones is the second in the author’s own series about Quinn Colson, the character he debuted earlier this year in The Ranger. It’s based on the harrowing true story of a baby-selling ring that was discovered in North Mississippi a few years ago. Atkins loves to write fiction grounded in fact, and the story he’s tapped into here should make for an unforgettable piece of work.

His other May 2012 book is Lullaby, the author’s first book as the new shepherd of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Parker’s estate was instrumental in choosing Atkins to continue the Spenser books and, based on his current body of work, I doubt they are going to be disappointed.

Congrats, Ace – looking forward to the double-shot.


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