When first published, A Cold Day in Paradise won both the Edgar and Shamus awards for Best First Novel, launching Steve Hamilton into the top ranks of today’s crime writers. Now, see for yourself why this extraordinary novel has galvanized the literary and mystery community as no other book before it....
Other than the bullet lodged near his heart, former Detroit cop Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner’s death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, the man convicted of the crimes has been locked away for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cabin in the woods, a murderer with the same unmistakable trademarks appears to be back. McKnight can’t understand who else would know the intimate details of the old murders. And it seems like it’ll be a frozen day in Hell before McKnight can unravel truth from deception in a town that’s anything but Paradise.
Praise for STEVE HAMILTON:“Hamilton’s compelling, vigorous prose doesn’t allow the option of taking a break.”
“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.”
“Hamilton’s prose moves us smoothly along and his characters are marvelously real.”
“I really like his main character, Alex McKnight, and I’m ready to revisit Paradise, Michigan.”
“A proven master of suspense.”
“I’m often asked to recommend a detective series readers might have missed. This is it.”