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Ex-Detroit police detective Alex McKnight is a private investigator in (fictional) Paradise, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior.
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Book 1
A Cold Day In Paradise
An Alex McKnight Novel (Alex McKnight Novels, 1)
Steve Hamilton - 2012-05-22 (first published in 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, ...
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Book 2
Winter of the Wolf Moon
An Alex McKnight Mystery (An Alex McKnight Novel Book 2)
Steve Hamilton - 2007-04-01 (first published in 2000)
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Ex-cop and sometime-P.I. Alex McKnight endures the bitter winter of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in his log cabin with warm fires and cold Molsons. When Dorothy Parrish, a young Ojibwa woman, asks him for shelter from her violent boyfriend, McKnight agrees. But after secreting her in one of his cabins, he finds her gone the next morning. McKnight sus...
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Book 3
The Hunting Wind
An Alex McKnight Mystery (Alex McKnight Novels, 3)
Steve Hamilton - 2013-01-15 (first published in 2001)
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In the remote, wintry reaches of Michigan's upper Peninsula, it's hard for a man to remember what springtime is like, let alone Spring Training. But when a former teammate tracks him down, erstwhile minor league player Alex McKnight is instantly transported back to the good old Toledo dugout, circa 1971. Unfortunately, Randy Wilkins didn't trek 3,0...
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Book 4
The Mile High Club
An Alex McKnight Novel (Alex McKnight Novels, 4)
Steve Hamilton - 2013-04-30 (first published in 2000)
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“There is only one Kinky Friedman.” —St. Petersburg Times Raunchy, offbeat, and hilarious, The Mile High Club, complete with a surprise ending, is Kinky at his considerable best.It all starts with a casual flirtation, two people on a flight from Dallas to New York. She’s gorgeous and mysterious; he’s a private detective. When the plane lands, the d...
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Book 5
Blood Is the Sky
Steve Hamilton - 2013-11-26 (first published in 2003)
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Winning the Edgar Award for "A Cold Day in Paradise," Steve Hamilton introduced one of the most compelling characters in modern fiction: Alex McKnight, a gritty ex-Detroit cop who can't say no to a friend in need-no matter the cost. Now McKnight finds himself in the forests of northern Ontario, a land of savage beauty and sudden danger, where some ...
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Book 6
Ice Run
An Alex McKnight Novel (Alex McKnight Novels, 6)
Steve Hamilton - 2014-01-28 (first published in 2004)
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It may be one of the worst winters in recent memory in Paradise, Michigan, but Alex McKnight is looking forward to spending some quality time with his new girlfriend, Natalie Reynaud, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police. But a chance encounter with a mysterious old man, Simon Grant, turns chilling when he seems to know a lot about Natalie...
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Book 7
A Stolen Season
An Alex McKnight Novel
Steve Hamilton - 2007-08-28 (first published in 2006)
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On a cold, miserable night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a night that wouldn't feel so unusual if it wasn't the Fourth of July, an antique wooden boat runs full-speed into a line of old railroad pilings in the shallow waters of Waishkey Bay. When Alex McKnight helps rescue the passengers, he finds three men. The driver is out cold, the other two a...
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Book 8
Misery Bay
An Alex McKnight Novel
Steve Hamilton - 2011-06-07
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On a frozen January night, a young man loops one end of a long rope over the branch of a tree. The other end he ties around his neck. A snowmobiler will find him thirty-six hours later, his lifeless eyes staring out at the endless cold water of Lake Superior. It happens in a lonely corner of the Upper Peninsula, in a place they call Misery Bay.Alex...
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Book 9
Die a Stranger
An Alex McKnight Novel
Steve Hamilton - 2012-07-03
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The New York Times BestsellerLate 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 a member of the Ojibwa Indian tribe and he just might be Alex McKnight's best friend. So Alex can't help but be worried when he disappears. There's a deadly crime war creep...
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Book 10
Let It Burn
An Alex McKnight Novel
Steve Hamilton - 2013-07-02
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The newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton. Alex McKnight doesn’t leave Michigan's Upper Peninsula if he can help it. He steers clear of Detroit in particular, where he once worked as a cop. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of ...
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Dead Man Running
Steve Hamilton - 2019-08-27