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Alex McKnight Novels

Alex McKnight, once a Detroit police officer, now a reluctant part-time private investigator, lives in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, where he discovers that trouble can find you anywhere, even in a town called Paradise.  Steve Hamilton’s New York Times bestselling crime series began in 1998 with the Edgar Award-winning A Cold Day in Paradise, and continues through book number eight, Misery Bay, which came out in June, 2011.   

 

  • Let it Burn
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    • Let it Burn

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 10)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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 will forever remind him of his partner's...

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  • Die a Stranger
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    • Die a Stranger

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 9)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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 LeBlanc is missing.

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  • Misery Bay
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    • Misery Bay

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 8)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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 this young man, and he won't even hear...

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  • A Stolen Season
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    • A Stolen Season

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 7)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Edgar Award–winner Steve Hamilton takes his acclaimed series to new heights in A Stolen Season. If you thought you knew Alex McKnight and how far he'll go for the people he cares about...

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  • Ice Run
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    • Ice Run

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 6)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • New York Times Bestselling Author of Die a Stranger

      Edgar Award–winner Steve Hamilton introduced one of the most compelling characters in modern fiction with Alex McKnight....

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  • Blood is the Sky
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    • Blood is the Sky

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 5)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Press

    • Before Blood is the Sky, the Alex McKnight series had already hit bestseller lists and won awards, but this novel took it to a whole new level. Set in the forests of northern Ontario, a land...

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  • North of Nowhere
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    • North of Nowhere

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 4)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • "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 Stranger

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  • The Hunting Wind
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    • The Hunting Wind

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 3)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Before he became a private investigator, before he served in the Detroit police, and long before he retreated to the wintry reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight played ball in the...

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  • Winter of the Wolf Moon
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    • Winter of the Wolf Moon

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 2)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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 start reading Winter of the Wolf Moon,...

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  • A Cold Day in Paradise
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    • A Cold Day in Paradise

    • Alex McKnight Novels (Volume 1)
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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...

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  • Beneath the Book Tower
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    • Beneath the Book Tower

    • Alex McKnight Novels
      Steve Hamilton
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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 summer night, and Alex is out riding the...

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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.