Book List in Order: 20 titles


  • HYMAN KAZAN HAS REGRETS. We all do. A struggling legal career, an unfulfilled, passionate girlfriend. But the situation is about to get worse, much worse, when the body of a young man from Scotland is found outside of a safe injection site in downtow...



  • On the afternoon of July 30, 1975, former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa left the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, never to be seen again. Over two hundred FBI agents have been working the case in the forty...



  • Alex McKnight--hero of Steve Hamilton's bestselling, award-winning, and beloved private eye series--is back in a high-stakes, nail-biting thriller, facing the most dangerous enemy he's ever encountered. On the Mediterranean Sea, a vacationer logs ...



  • In this pulse-pounding entry in the New York Times-bestselling series, Nick Mason has become a deadly asset for a new master, the head of an organization far larger than he ever could have imagined. Nick Mason was released from federal prison to b...



  • In the stunning follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Second Life of Nick Mason, the remarkable hero fights to take back control from the crime lord who owns his life, as he races to complete a daring and dangerous new mission... Nick Mas...



  • Nick Mason has already spent five years inside a maximum security prison when an offer comes that will grant his release twenty years early. He accepts---but the deal comes with a terrible price. Now, back on the streets, Nick Mason has a new hous...



  • In Prohibition-era Southern California, real-life detectives Charles A. Siringo and Dashiell Hammett must solve a mystery involving a ruthless politician―Joseph P. Kennedy. With sharp dialogue and a rich historical background, "Ragtime Cowboys" is ...



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    Let it Burn is the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton. Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to ...



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    Late 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 an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Ale...







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    ALEX MCKNIGHT IS BACK in the long-awaited return of one of crime fiction's most critically acclaimed series. 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 sn...



  • Before the tragic event that made him seek refuge in a remote corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight was a Detroit police officer. It’s a warm summer night, and Alex is out riding the night shift with his partner Franklin. There’...



  • "I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me. But you can call me Mike." Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael,...



  • Joe Trumbull is not a man who scares easily. As a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, New York, he's half cop, half social worker to the most high-risk youth in the city. And when he's not pounding the streets, trying to keep his kids out of ja...



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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 Al...



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    AN OLD MAN WITH A SECRET... 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 Provincia...



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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 ...



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    Steve Hamilton's debut novel A COLD DAY IN PARADISE was the first novel to capture two of Mystery's most prestigious awards--the Edgar and the Shamus. Now NORTH OF NOWHERE returns to the beautiful and dangerous landscapes of Michigan's Upper Peninsul...



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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 tran...



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    Ex-cop and sometime--PI. 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 ag...







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    Other than the bullet lodged less than a centimeter from his heart, former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner's death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, Maximilian Rose, convicted of...


Complete Series List in Order

An Alex McKnight Mystery

1) A Cold Day in Paradise (Aug-1998)
2) Winter of the Wolf Moon (Feb-2000)
3) Hunting Wind (Jun-2001)
4) North of Nowhere (May-2002)
5) Blood Is the Sky (Jun-2003)
6) Ice Run (Jun-2004)
7) A Stolen Season (Sep-2006)
7.5) Beneath the Book Tower (May-2011)
8) Misery Bay (Jun-2011)
9) Die a Stranger (Jul-2012)
10) Let It Burn (Jul-2013)
11) Dead Man Running (Sep-2018)
11.5) Riddle Island (Feb-2020)

A Nick Mason Novel

1) The Second Life of Nick Mason (May-2016)
2) Exit Strategy (May-2017)
3) An Honorable Assassin (May-2018)

Award-Winning Books by Steve Hamilton

A Cold Day in Paradise
1998 Shamus Award -- First P.I. Novel
1999 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- First Novel
The Lock Artist
2011 Alex Award -- Adult/For Young Adults
2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Novel