A Cold Day in Paradise

A Cold Day in Paradise

Book - 1998
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Steve Hamilton
Born and raised in Michigan, he now works for IBM in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife and a son. "A Cold Day In Paradise," in addition to winning an Edgar and a Shamus, was the winner of the 1997 St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First P.I. Novel contest. "A Cold Day in Paradise" is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312192488
0312192487
Branch Call Number: HAMILTO
Characteristics: viii, 277 p. ; 22 cm

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7626dee
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!

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LuvReadingStuff
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.

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SherryD_0
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.

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rahmmie
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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