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A Cold Day in Paradise

An Alex McKnight Novel

Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 1)

Steve Hamilton

Minotaur Books

A Cold Day in Paradise launched 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.

 

A Cold Day in Paradise was the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

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Cold Day In Paradise, A
CHAPTER ONETHERE IS A bullet in my chest, less than a centimeter from my heart. I don't think about it much anymore. It's just a part of me now. But every once in a while, on a certain kind of night, I remember that bullet. I can feel the weight of it inside me. I can feel its metallic hardness. And even though that bullet has been warming inside my body for fourteen years, on a night like this when it is dark enough and the wind is blowing, that bullet feels as cold as the night itself.It was a Halloween night, which always makes me think about my days on the force.
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Praise for A Cold Day in Paradise

"[A] well-plotted and tightly written thriller."-- Detroit Free Press

"Chilling as the November wind. A must for PI and suspense fans."-- Charles Todd, author of Wings of Fire

"His story is so fundamentally sound and stylistically rounded that Hamilton ought to be teaching whatever writing course he may have taken toward producing this novel."-- Jeremiah Healy, author of The Stalking of Sheilah Quinn and The Only Good Lawyer

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Steve Hamilton

  • 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.
  • Steve Hamilton
    Steve Hamilton
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    A Cold Day in Paradise

    An Alex McKnight Novel

    Alex McKnight Novels

    Steve Hamilton

    Anthony Awards - Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner, Shamus Awards - Winner
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