North of Nowhere

An Alex McKnight Novel

Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 4)

Steve Hamilton

Minotaur Books

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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 Anthony awards for best first novel. Now North of Nowhere returns to the beautiful and dangerous landscapes of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where former Detroit cop Alex McKnight's attempts to leave civilization behind only lead to disaster...

Lying facedown on the floor with a gun to the back of his head is where Alex McKnight finds himself after a game of cards turns into a professional heist at the home of local developer Win Vargas. When the dust settles, McKnight is one of police chief Roy Maven's lead suspects. Worse, Vargas' own sense of vigilante justice has targeted the former private eye as well, and the brash millionaire may be responsible for the sudden disappearance of Alex's best friend, Jackie. Now, with officials pointed in the wrong direction and his closest allies either missing or in jail, Alex knows he is the only one who can uncover the truth. But McKnight can't possibly know how dark this conspiracy truly is-or how close to guilt he actually stands...

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Praise for North of Nowhere

"Superb! Hamilton keeps the action fast and furious and manages to keep the reader off balance."-Publishers Weekly

"A bracing, sometimes sidesplitting...novel."-Booklist

"Hamilton packs plenty of hardscrabble characters and pithy dialogue into a nifty mystery...there's nothing like a bit of Paradise-Michigan, that is."--Columbia State

"North of Nowhere has a twisty plot with genuine surprises, but it's the understanding of the people who live in the Upper Peninsula and the love for both the harshness and beauty of the Lake Superior shoreline that make this another good entry in a terrific series."--Flint Journal

"A fast-paced book with wonderful characters...Hamilton writes great prose."
--ReviewTheEvidence.com

"A robust entry...Alex is at his best and the support cast augments the isolated feeling of going north of nowhere that shows why Steve Hamilton is an award-winning author."
--Internet Bookwatch

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Steve Hamilton

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

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North of Nowhere
An Alex McKnight Novel
Steve Hamilton

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Anthony Awards - Nominee, Shamus Awards - Nominee

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
May 2003
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312983819
ISBN10: 0312983816
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429905107
ISBN10: 1429905107
288 pages
$7.99
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