Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton was born and raised in Detroit, and graduated from the University of Michigan where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for fiction. In 2006, he won the Michigan Author Award for his outstanding body of work. His novels have won numerous awards and media acclaim beginning with the very first in the Alex McKnight series, A Cold Day in Paradise, which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer. Once published, it went on to win the MWA Edgar and the PWA Shamus Awards for Best First Novel, and was short-listed for the Anthony and Barry Awards. His book The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Hamilton currently works for IBM in upstate New York where he lives with his wife Julia and their two children.


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Let It Burn
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, but a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he’d just as soon forget. The city...


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Die a Stranger
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

The New York Times Bestseller   Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning. And now Vinnie...


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North of Nowhere
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

“I really like his main character, Alex McKnight, and I’m ready to revisit Paradise, Michigan.”—James Patterson   New York Times Bestselling Author of Die a...


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Winter of the Wolf Moon
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Steve Hamilton’s novels starring ex-cop and sometime-P.I. Alex McKnight have won multiple awards and appeared on bestseller lists nationwide. And when you...


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Misery Bay
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

On a frozen January night, a young man hangs himself in a lonely corner of the Upper Peninsula, in a place they call Misery Bay. Alex McKnight does not know...


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A Cold Day in Paradise
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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...


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Beneath the Book Tower
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Before the tragic event that made him seek refuge in a remote corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight was a Detroit police officer. It’s a warm...


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The Lock Artist

Steve Hamilton
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all...


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Night Work

Steve Hamilton
Minotaur Books

Meet Joe Trumbull. Two years ago his fiancée, Laurel, was brutally murdered…and the killer was never caught. Joe, a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, New...


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A Stolen Season
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur Books

On a freezing night in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a night that wouldn’t feel so unusual if it wasn’t the Fourth of July, an antique wooden boat plows...


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Ice Run
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur Books

It may be one of the worst winters in recent memory in Paradise, Michigan, but Alex McKnight is looking forward to spending some quality time with his new...


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Blood Is the Sky
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Winning the Edgar Award for A Cold Day in Paradise, Steve Hamilton introduced one of the most compelling characters in modern fiction: Alex McKnight, a gritty...


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North of Nowhere
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
Minotaur Books

Steve Hamilton's debut novel A Cold Day In Paradise was the first novel to capture mystery's three most prestigious awards-the Edgar, the Shamus, and the...


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The Hunting Wind
Alex McKnight Novels
Steve Hamilton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

In the remote, wintry reaches of Michigan's upper Peninsula, it's hard for a man to remember what springtime is like, let alone Spring Training. But when a...


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