St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present acclaimed detective fiction author Ace Atkins for a discussion and signing of his books "The Lost Ones" and "Lullaby," Atkin's first installment in the Robert B. Parker franchise. The event will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Barnes & Noble.
Praised by Michael Connelly as one of "the best crime writers at work today," Ace Atkins was selected by the estate of Robert B. Parker to continue the popular Spenser detective series. In "Lullaby," Spenser tries to help a 14-year-old girl solve the mystery of her mother's death. When Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother's death, he's not completely convinced by her claim that the original investigation was botched. Mattie is gruff, street-smart, and wise beyond her years. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hit Spenser where he lives: they're the very characteristics he abides by. Convinced that the man convicted of the crime is innocent, Mattie points Spenser to two Dorchester toughs who were overlooked in the first investigation. No one likes his dredging up the past, but as Spenser becomes more involved in the case, he starts to realize that Mattie may be on to something--something that could get a whole lot more dangerous if he is able to see it through to the end.
Atkins will also discuss "The Lost Ones," the second installment in a new detective series set in the Deep South. Fresh from 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his tough-as-nails deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. And when the two cases collide, Quinn and his allies are forced to realize that, though they may be home from the war, they are now in the fight of their lives.
Ace Atkins is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels "White Shadow," "Wicked City," "Devil's Garden," "Infamous," and four Nick Travers novels.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit http://www.slcl.org.