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Ace Atkins on writing Mississippi noir in terrible times

Ace Atkins

Bestselling novelist Ace Atkins, author of the Quinn Colson series and carrying on the Spenser books for the Robert B. Parker Estate, talks about his latest in advance of a Tuesday virtual appearance on our "Read of The Day" Book Club.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


New exhibition opens at Hygienic Saturday

"Discolored Perspectives," a new exhibition, opens Saturday in New London's Hygienic Art Park.

COLUMNS

Going with the flow on the Pawcatuck River, Part III

While I lugged my kayak on a narrow path along the Pawcatuck River the other morning to join the other paddlers who, like me, had decided to detour around a tumultuous stretch of whitewater, I was mystified to see Rick Sanford dragging his boat back...

Women running in the streets

Surprisingly — at least from this vantage point 100 years later — some of the 19th Amendment’s staunchest opponents were women.

BIG TICKET

DEAR ABBY

Both fiancee and ring have diappeared from man's life

    DEAR ABBY: Five months ago, after eight years, my fiancee terminated our relationship. I still have very strong feelings for her, although she ghosted me and won't communicate with me. We agreed...

Guilt remains 40 years after job reference was withheld

DEAR ABBY: About 40 years ago, I did someone an injustice, and I have felt guilty ever since. I worked for a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that fired an accounting clerk who was in my small office. I didn't know why she...

Favorite son's jabs at brother's wife causing family friction

DEAR ABBY: I married "Darius" two years ago. I have had problems with my brother-in-law ever since Darius and I first began dating five years ago. From my husband's perspective, his parents have always favored his younger...

Dad feels helpless to mend teenager's crisis of identity

DEAR ABBY: My 14-year-old daughter recently came out of the closet, and it has made my husband and me quite upset. She says she is "bicurious, pansexual and polyamorous." She now insists everyone call her by a gender-neutral...

Widow vows never to share her bed with another man

DEAR ABBY: I am a single man who recently met a widow who is nine years older. We connected via an online dating site. At the end of our three-hour conversation, she said, "No man will ever share my bed." This is because of...

Neighbors suspect caregiver of conducting affair next door

DEAR ABBY: We live next door to an 89-year-old woman, "Estelle." She's a "snowbird," meaning she is our neighbor for only part of the year. She has a devoted caretaker, "Iris," who visits her almost daily. Iris shops for her,...

Business owner struck dumb by customer's bigoted rant

DEAR ABBY: I am a small business owner. My store has local (repeat) and one-time customers. The other day, while checking out, one of my local customers spewed out a verbal and extremely bigoted rant. I was stunned speechless. I...

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - August 9

  ARIES (March 21-April 19): You have more options than you realize. Refuse to let anger consume you when you should...