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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,299 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Hamilton Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex McKnight Series Release Date: October 2000 ISBN: 9781482975284
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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 the crimes, has been locked in the state pen for 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 Rose’s unmistakable trademarks 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—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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Steve Hamilton is a star on the rise…[A] brilliant, chilling debut.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/6/2014

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Alex McKnight (first in series); former cop turned PI believes the man who shot him years ago is after him again, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/26/2014

    " Story was interesting from the start, flowed well. Not action-packed but interesting from beginning to end. First in a series, and I've purchased the other 7 in audio format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hoffman Brauman | 1/19/2014

    " Introduces Alex McNight -- set in UP in Michigan. Good introduction to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 1/18/2014

    " This books is an Edgar Award winner and worthy of a read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rmichno | 1/16/2014

    " Starts off well but the main character grows less likeable as the book goes on. The plot also goes off the rails about 2/3 of the way in. Supporting characters are flimsy and also unsympathetic. Ending felt rushed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 1/12/2014

    " A light read with minimal twists and turns...an easy Sunday after noon book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Chapman | 1/9/2014

    " I loved The Lock Artist and had high hopes for this book, but I was a bit disappointed. I am a Michigander, so I really like his descriptions of Detroit and the UP, but I found the plot a little too twisted. I'm still a fan of Hamilton's and will read more of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Podurham | 1/3/2014

    " Amazon recommended this one to me..I would pass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/30/2013

    " Very good debut novel, although one with a few holes in the plot. The P.I. Alex McKnight is a bit of a cliche, but is at least believable with no super amazing abilities. I will read more in this series by Steve Hamilton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 11/29/2013

    " love Alex! love the book! so lovin the series...:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/27/2013

    " good PI story, set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 6/9/2013

    " This was recommended to me because I said that I like John Grisham. It was a very good read and can't wait to see what else is out there by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caro | 2/1/2013

    " Two homicidal maniacs in one book is one too many, but this was entertaining enough that I'll go on to the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/24/2012

    " This was an interesting read. Some of the language and inflections of of tone were very indicative of the Upper Peninsula. The conclusion was very unexpected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/17/2012

    " Read for my mystery book club. We deceided to try a new author...Took me awhile to finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 9/22/2012

    " You can read my thoughts here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 6/29/2012

    " It was an exciting read and I would reccomend it to everyone even if you are not a mystery reader!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 6/4/2012

    " Cops and previous cops are all crazy.......they certainly don't react rationally. This guy is as un-rational as you can get. For some reason I'm still interested in reading more, it's like my crazy appeal to the bone landy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Michael | 4/18/2012

    " Enjoyed this first book of Alex McKnight series..look forward to continuing the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Mcintyre | 3/20/2012

    " After reading a later book in the series, I've come back to pick it up at the beginning. I'm looking forward to reading straight through. Interesting characters, good plot, and a setting (Upper Michigan) that intrigues me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Malia Fincher | 10/25/2011

    " I am not a fan of mysteries. Every few years, I decide to give one a try. I only end up getting creeped out and losing sleep. Blech. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Mandeville | 4/13/2011

    " Another great Book Club selection! Will definitely be reading more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brennan Griffin | 8/27/2010

    " Good little mystery, cranked right along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 6/6/2010

    " This is the book for which Franklin won an Edgar? "The Lock Artist" is a much better book...better written, more interesting characters...and by that I mean, well-rounded characters who drive the plotline..."A Cold Day in Paradise" seems remarkably mediocre in comparison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 2/25/2010

    " A nice, quick read - good weekend/cabin book. Murder/mystery based in the UP (you know, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). If you are from the area you'll enjoy all the local place references and descriptions of the yooper characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 2/4/2010

    " First time reading this author. My friend Nancy recommended him. It was a really great book with lots of twists and turns. Kept me guessing right up to the end of the book. "

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About the Author
Author Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton’s debut, A Cold Day in Paradise won the PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel Contest before winning both an Edgar and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His standalone novel The Lock Artist was named a New York Times Notable Crime Book, received an Alex Award, and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing.

About the Narrator

Nick Sullivan has worked extensively on Broadway and at many theaters throughout the United States. His television credits include The Good Wife, Madame Secretary, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Elementary, Alpha House, Royal Pains, All My Children, Reading Rainbow, and all three Law & Order series. Film credits include Our Idiot Brother, Prison Song, and Puccini for Beginners. He has recorded hundreds of audiobooks, is an Audie Award winner, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards.