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A Cold Day In Paradise (Alex McKnight Novels)
by Steve Hamilton

Published: 2000-02-15
Mass Market Paperback : 320 pages
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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, Maximillian Rose, convicted of the crimes, has been locked in the state ...
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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, Maximillian Rose, convicted of the crimes, has been locked in the state penitentiary for thirteen years.But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cozy cabin in the woods, a murderer with the unmistakable trademark of Maximillian Rose appears to be back to his killing ways. With Rose locked away, McKnight can't understand who else would know the intimate details of the old murders, described in the threatening notes and phone calls he receives-not to mention the signature blood-red rose left on his doorstep.And it seems like it'll be a frozen day in hell before McKnight can unravel the cold truth from a deadly deception in a town that's anything but Paradise.AUTHORBIO: STEVE HAMILTON, born and raised in Michigan, now works for IBM is upstate New York, where he lives with his wife and son.A COLD DAY IN PARADISE is the winner of the 1997 St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First P.I. Novel contest.Hamilton is now at work on his next Alex McKnight mystery.

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  "Quick read, but not a lot of discussion"by Sarah M. (see profile) 06/02/11

This is a great summer mystery novel that is a fast read, but beyond that, not much. I enjoyed the Lock Artist more and that would spur more discussion.

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