Steve Hamilton won the Edgar Award for his first novel. Since then he has been nominated twice for the Anthony Award Readers' Digest selected BLOOD IS THE SKY for a condensed book. Usually they select brand name authors only Praise for A STOLEN SEASON: 'Hamilton is one of the handful of superb new American crime writers who aren't getting the attention they deserve. This novel should change that' Independent on Sunday Brilliant reviews for previous novels: 'An automatic book of the year. Everything is here - his trademark sense of place, vivid, resonant characters, and a plot that will break your heart' Lee Child 'This book is relentless. I had to read it straight through. The best mysteries are about the past coming up out of the ground and grabbing the present by the throat. Steve Hamilton knows this. BLOOD IS THE SKY fills that bill and then some. This is his best yet' Michael Connelly
Born and raised in the Detroit area, Steve Hamilton currently works for IBM in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is a winner of the prestigious Edgar Award.
Trouble seems to find Alex McKnight, ex-Detroit cop who has retreated to Paradise in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to escape the psychic desolation resulting from his partner's death. In this seventh of the series, Alex and friends rescue three boaters who turn out to be big trouble-drugs, gun-running, and murder just for a start. With his Ontario cop girlfriend, Natalie, undercover in a sting operation, his Ojibway friend, Vinnie, beaten senseless, and Alex's conviction that a mysterious Canadian is behind it all, even a wintry summer in the North heats up. Hamilton is the only author to have won an Edgar and a Shamus for his first novel (A Cold Day in Paradise), but this whole series continues to develop. Despite depressing weather and spiritual isolation, we care about these characters as they grow in each book. The slam-bang action, wilderness locale, and climactic plot twists will have readers eagerly awaiting Alex's next adventure. For all mystery collections. Hamilton lives in up-state New York.-Roland Person, formerly with Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
The chill of Michigan's Upper Peninsula doesn't cool the action in Edgar-winner Hamilton's expertly paced seventh Alex McKnight novel (after 2005's Ice Run). On an unusually frigid Fourth of July night, the retired Detroit cop and his sometime partner, Leon Prudell, save three men from a boating accident in Lake Superior's Waishkey Bay. But the men return to accuse their rescuers of stealing a locked box off the boat, and Alex discovers that they're squeezing members of the Bay Mills Indian reservation for government-financed prescription painkillers. As Alex closes in on the dealers, he narrowly avoids death. Meanwhile, his long-distance girlfriend, Ontario police officer Natalie Reynaud, goes undercover in Toronto to ferret out an illegal arms dealer. When she pays Alex a surprise visit at his Paradise, Mich., cabin, their operations intersect with tragic results. Plot turnarounds and double-crosses ensure a startling conclusion. Author tour. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.