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Author: Steve Hamilton Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781441815484
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Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it’s a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight hundred-pound safe...he can open them all. It’s an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever closer to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long. Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you’ve ever seen in the world of crime fiction. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “I haven’t read a book this captivating in a long time. The Lock Artist is gutsy, genuine, and, flat out, a great read. You won’t be disappointed.”

    Michael Connelly

  • “Hypnotic…A proven master of suspense moves in a brand new direction—and the result is can’t-put-it-down spectacular.”

    Lee Child

  • “Intense and involving.”


  • “Sharp prose and a strong cast.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • The Lock Artist is superior in every way: intriguing, carefully crafted characters, and a devious plot, all told in the haunting voice of a young man who has no voice. Just for spice, there’s a really good love story, too…Hamilton slowly builds this story in layers, using time as a device of suspense and never losing the threads. How and why Mike ended up in jail is only a small part of this incredibly clever novel.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “This one is too good for words.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Propelled by an aching desire to recover his voice, [protagonist] Mike has brushes with the law, flirts with romance, and makes alliances with criminals, from rank amateurs to consummate professionals. Along the way, Hamilton drops tantalizing clues about Mike’s troubled past and his uncertain future. Readers will hope to hear more from Mike.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fascinating, with enough bits of high-voltage action to keep the pulse pounding.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “An enthralling read…Michael [is] an utterly believable and thoroughly captivating character…The Lock Artist is a terrific coming-of-age tale and a great crime novel all wrapped in one, with a liberal sprinkling of romance and teenage rebellion to boot.”

    San Francisco Book Review

  • Winner of the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel
  • A 2010 New York Times Notable Book for Crime Fiction
  • Winner of a 2011 YALSA Alex Award
  • A 2011 Dilys Award Nominee
  • Winner of the 2011 Barry Award for Best Novel
  • A 2011 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2011 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
  • A 2011 CWA Gold Dagger Nominee

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About the Author

Steve Hamilton is the author of more than a dozen novels. His debut novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won both an Edgar Award and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His stand-alone novel The Lock Artist was a New York Times Notable Crime Book and won an Alex Award and the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing.

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.