A Cold Day in Paradise An Alex McKnight Novel

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/22/2012
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

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Steve Hamilton Born and raised in Michigan, he now works for IBM in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife and a son. A Cold Day In Paradise, in addition to winning an Edgar and a Shamus, was the winner of the 1997 St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First P.I. Novel contest. A Cold Day in Paradiseis the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

Author Biography

Steve Hamilton is the author of the Alex McKnight series as well as Night Work and The Lock Artist, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, received an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and then went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel, making him only the second author (after Ross Thomas) to win Edgars for both Best First Novel and Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing, and now he lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife and their two children.

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“Hamilton’s compelling, vigorous prose doesn’t allow the option of taking a break.”
Los Angeles Times

“Steve Hamilton writes the kind of stories that manly men and tough-minded women can’t resist.”
The New York Times

“This is crime writing at its very best.”—George Pelecanos

“Hamilton gives us mysteries within mysteries as well as a hero who simply won’t be beaten down.”
The Miami Herald

“Already one of our best writers.”

—Laura Lippman

“Hamilton’s prose moves us smoothly along and his characters are marvelously real.”
Publishers Weekly

“Hamilton’s prose . . . remains an unself-consciously terse pleasure.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Hamilton . . . paints a rich and vivid portrait of a world where the chill in the air is often matched by that of the soul.” —The Providence Journal

“Hamilton never misses a beat.” —Rocky Mountain News

“I really like his main character, Alex McKnight, and I’m ready to revisit Paradise, Michigan.”

—James Patterson

“A proven master of suspense.”

—Lee Child

“I’m often asked to recommend a detective series readers might have missed. This is it.”
—Harlan Coben

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