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Author Steve HamiltonSteve Hamilton was born and raised in Detroit. At age 12, he tried, to sell a short story to a mystery magazine. Although he was unsuccessful, Hamilton's passion for writing was undiminished. While studying Computer Science at the University of Michigan he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for fiction, but after graduating, he got a job at IBM and lost track of his writerly aspirations for a time.

Ten years later, Hamilton set his mind back to writing and joined a writers' group to help him get going. He published his first novel A Cold Day in Paradise in 1998, featuring reluctant private eye Alex McKnight. The book won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for best first mystery by an unpublished writer, the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for best first novel, and the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for best first novel.

Twenty years later, there are 10 books in the Alex McKnight Series, and Hamilton has also published several stand-alone titles, a number of short stories, and the first few noels in the Nick Mason series. His work has earned him numerous literary distinctions, including the Michigan Author Award, for his body of work.

Hamilton currently lives in upstate New York with his wife, Julia, and their two children.

Steve Hamilton Book List and Awards
Author's website: www.authorstevehamilton.com
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Dead Man Running

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Dead Man Running by Steve Hamilton

Exit Strategy

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Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton

The Second Life of Nick Mason
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The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

Ice Run

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Ice Run by Steve Hamilton

Let It Burn

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Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton
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Die a Stranger | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Book Hamilton, Steve | Die a Stranger | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  July 2012 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Cold Day in Paradise, A | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Hamilton, Steve | Cold Day in Paradise, A | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book.  May 2012 NY: Minotaur  First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Let It Burn | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Book Hamilton, Steve | Let It Burn | Signed First Edition Copy

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Blood is The Sky | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book Hamilton, Steve | Blood is The Sky | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book

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Ice Run | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book Hamilton, Steve | Ice Run | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book. 2014 NY: Minotaur First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Night Work | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book Hamilton, Steve | Night Work | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book

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Stolen Season, A | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book Hamilton, Steve | Stolen Season, A | Signed First Edition Thus Trade Paper Book

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North of Nowhere | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Hamilton, Steve | North of Nowhere | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Hunting Wind, The | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Hamilton, Steve | Hunting Wind, The | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton | Signed First Edition Book Hamilton, Steve | Second Life of Nick Mason, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book May 2016 NY: Penguin   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Exit Strategy | Hamilton, Steve | Signed First Edition Book Hamilton, Steve | Exit Strategy | Signed First Edition Copy

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Steve Hamilton Bibliography


Alex McKnight Series

  1. A Cold Day in Paradise - 1998, 2012
  2. Winter of the Wolf Moon - 2000
  3. The Hunting Wind - 2001
  4. North of Nowhere - 2002
  5. Blood is the Sky - 2003
  6. Ice Run - 2004
  7. A Stolen Season - 2006
  8. Misery Bay - 2011
  9. Die a Stranger - 2012
  10. Let It Burn - 2013
  11. Dead Man Running - August 2018

Nick Mason Series

  1. The Second Life of Nick Mason - 2015
  2. Exit Strategy - 2017
Stand-Alone Novels

  • Night Work - 2007
  • The Lock Artist - 2010

Short Stories / Anthologies

  • Murder in the Rough
  • Meeting Across the River
  • Beneath the Book Tower

Steve Hamilton Awards

  • Barry Award
  • Hopwood Award for Fiction
  • Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martinís Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer for A Cold Day in Paradise
  • Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel for A Cold Day in Paradise
  • Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel for The Lock Artist
  • Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for Best First Novel for A Cold Day in Paradise
  • Michigan Author Award - 2006

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