Ace Atkins Bio, Age, Wiki, Family, Wife, Salary and Net worth

Ace Atkins Biography

Ace Atkins is an American former journalist and New York Times Best selling Author. Atkins worked as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune before he published his first novel in 1998 titled Crossroad Blues which had a positive response. By the age of 30, Ace had become a full time author.

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Ace Atkins Age

The novelist was born June 28, 1970 in Auburn, Alabama, U.S. and is 48 years old in 2018.

Ace Atkins Education

Ace attended  Auburn High School .At Auburn High, Ace played football for the school’s team  Ace graduated from Auburn High in 1989, in the same class as communications expert Robert Gibbs. Additionally, he Joined Auburn University, where he continued to play football for the university, enjoying an undefeated season in his tenure.He graduated from Auburn University in 1994 and lettered for the Auburn University football team in 1992 and 1993. He was featured on the Sports Illustrated cover commemorating the Tigers’ perfect 11-0 season of 1993. The cover shows Atkins celebrating after sacking future Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel of the Florida Gators. Atkins wore number 99 for the Tigers.

Ace Atkins Wife

The author is married to Angela Moore Atkins, who is a professor at University of Mississippi. She teaches journalism at the University of Mississippi. Her work has appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and Garden & Gun. Atkins lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family.

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Ace started his career at the Tribune, a media company. During his tenure, Atkins was involved in a feature series based on investigations into a forgotten murder of 1950. This documentary feature earned him a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series. The story became the core of his critically acclaimed novel, White Shadow, which was commented on positively by noted authors and critics. In his next novels, Wicked City and Devil’s Garden, Atkins continued this kind of story-telling, a style that was compared to that of Dennis Lehane. 

Ace Atkins Author

Over the years, Atkins has written a variety of novels being Devil’s Garden, Wicked City, and White Shadow. The three are notable personal books for Atkins, all set in his former homes: San Francisco, where he lived as a child; Alabama, his family’s home and where he was born and went to college; and Tampa, where he embarked on his career as a writer. Atkins has confessed that each novel contains bits of himself – friends and colleagues he once knew, people he respected or admired, family members, and personal heroes.

Devil’s Garden

In the novel Devil’s Garden, Atkins explores the early life of one of those heroes: Dashiell Hammett, the originator of the hard-boiled crime novel. As a Pinkerton Agency detective, Hammett investigated the rape and manslaughter case against early Hollywood star Roscoe Arbuckle, one of the most sensational trials of the 20th Century.


Atkins’ 2010 novel Infamous is based on the 1933 Charles Urschel kidnapping and subsequent misadventures of the gangster spouses George “Machine Gun” and Kathryn Kelly.

In 2011 Atkins was selected by the estate of Robert B. Parker to take over writing the Spenser series of novels. The Boston Globe wrote that while some people might have “viewed the move as unseemly, those people didn’t know Robert B. Parker, a man who, when asked how his books would be viewed in 50 years, replied: ‘Don’t know, don’t care.’ He was proud of his work, but he mainly saw writing as a means of providing a comfortable life for his family.”

Ace Atkins Net Worth

The novelist net worth is estimated to be $700,000 with his income streaming from the sales of his publications.

Ace Atkins Movie Appearances

The Ghosts of Ybor Charlie Wall (2008) as Himself

Jury Duty (1995) as Miscellaneous Crew

Night of the Loup Garou (2010) as Ernie Sokolov

Les Carnets de route de Francois Busnel (2011) as Himself.

Ace Atkins Books

Nick Travers

  1. Crossroad Blues (1998)
  2. Leavin’ Trunk Blues (2000)
  3. Dark End of the Street (2002)
  4. Dirty South (2004)

Quinn Colson

  1. The Ranger (2011)
  2. The Lost Ones (2012)
  3. Broken Places (2013)
  4. The Forsaken (2014)
  5. The Redeemers (2015)
  6. The Innocents (2016)
  7. The Fallen (2017)
  8. The Sinners (2018)

Robert B. Parker’s Spenser

  • Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby (2012)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland (2013)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot (2014)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Kickback (2015)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn (2016)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies (2017)
  • Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic (2018)

Stand Alone Novels

  • White Shadow (2006) 400 pages ISBN 0-425-23054-6
  • Wicked City (2008) 368 pages ISBN 0-425-22707-3
  • Devil’s Garden (2009) 368 pages ISBN 0-399-15536-8
  • Infamous (2010) 416 pages ISBN 0-399-15630-5

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