MysteryPeople Presents: ACE ATKINS - The Broken Places


Friday, May 31 at 7PM

MysteryPeople Presents
Bestselling Author
speaking & signing
The Broken Places

Our old buddy Ace Atkins is back tonight with The Broken Places, the third entry in the critically acclaimed Quinn Colson. Ace has been hailed by Michael Connelly as “one of the best crime writers working today.”And we totally agree. So join us tonight for a little beer, a little talk, and a great night with one of the best crime fiction writers working today. 

In The Broken Places, Jericho, Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson has serious trouble on his hands, in the form of recently pardoned murderer Casey Dixon, who has returned to make amends for his terrible crime. Or maybe that is just a pretense, and Dixon is actually there to dig up the hidden loot from an armored car robbery he committed years ago. That is certainly what his former gang assumes, as they break out of Parchman prison to confront Dixon before he can take the money all for himself. But even Colson can’t anticipate a tornado suddenly touching down, which knocks out all of Jericho’s power just as a truckload of born killers is about to descend on the County.

ACE ATKINS is the New York Times Bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. A former journalist who cut his teeth as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune, he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at 27 and became a full-time novelist at 30. Last year, he was selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the bestselling adventures of Boston’s iconic private eye, Spenser. The Broken Places, The Lost Ones and The Ranger — all part of the unfolding Quinn Colson saga — epresent a return to Ace’s first love: hero-driven series fiction. Quinn Colson is a real hero — a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan — who returns home to north Mississippi to fight corruption on his home turf. The stories, contemporary tales with a dash of classic westerns and noir, are currently in development for a major television series.

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Event date: 
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
The Broken Places Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399161780
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Putnam Adult - May 30th, 2013

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ISBN: 9780399161575
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Published: Putnam Adult - May 7th, 2013

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