Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton will sign and discuss his newest Alex McKnight book, Let it Burn (Minotaur; $25.99).

Born and raised in Detroit, Steve Hamilton 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Day in Paradise, which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer.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 novel The Lock Artist won the 2011 Edgar Award.  The awards didn't stop there but he's too modest to crow about them.

Hamilton currently works for IBM in upstate New York where he lives with his wife Julia and their two children. 

Event date: 

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
77005 Houston
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$25.99
ISBN: 9780312640224
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - July 2nd, 2013

Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, 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 death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So he's more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.

Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. It turns out that a young man Alex helped put away will be getting out of prison. That one big case marked the highlight of his career, before his partner was killed, before his marriage fell apart, before he left Detroit, forever. Now that man is about to walk free.

When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times' sake, it's an offer he would normally refuse. However, there's a certain female FBI agent he can't stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, he's reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It's not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can't let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.

And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again.

And again.

And again.

 

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781250000101
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - June 11th, 2013

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. 

Vinnie is an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Alex McKnight's best friend. He's come through for Alex more than once in the past, and he never "ever" misses a day of work. So Alex can't help but be worried. There's a deadly crime war creeping into Michigan's Upper Peninsula, leaving bodies in its wake, and Alex never would think for a minute that his friend could be involved. But when an unexpected and unwelcome stranger arrives in town, Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined. 

Two-time Edgar award-winner and "New York Times "bestselling author Steve Hamilton returns with the outstanding Die a Stranger -- perhaps his boldest book yet.

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