A Cold Day in Paradise

A Cold Day in Paradise

eBook - 1998
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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 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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9781429905077
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jan 22, 2017

Good writing but this is 1/2 of a book as it leaves the bad folks out there-we will have to clean them up in part 2-I hope!

Jan 08, 2017

I have read a few other books by Steve Hamilton. I decided to go back and start with his first novel and work my way up. I really enjoy this Alex McKnight character who drinks Canadian beer. I am sensing a pattern with these novels; they all seem to take place in the winter!!!!!

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are!!!!

mvkramer Aug 17, 2016

I just could not get into this. Maybe adult mystery just isn't the genre for me? It felt like nothing was happening, and I didn't care about the characters.

Jun 03, 2016

Hyperventilatingly good. Suspense. Fear. Twists. I saw some superficial resemblance to Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series. Ex-baseball player, ex-big city cop, working as a PI in a small outstate community called Paradise. The first Stone book is copyrighted 1997 and this copyrighted in 1998.

Nov 17, 2013

This first book by a new author is way better than some of the garbage many seasoned authors are putting out. Yes, the end is formulaic, but the writing is good, the plot is entertaining, and I want to read a few more by him to see if he developed as a writer

rdrlady Mar 13, 2011

Debut of yooper PI Alex McKnight, who is being stalked through the lovely November weather of northern Michigan. Tense drama and colorful characters.


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