A Cold Day in Paradise
In an unprecedented literary event, Steve Hamilton's A Cold Day In Paradise has hit mystery's Double Play, winning the two most prestigious honors in the business-- the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best First Novel. Now, open its covers and see for yourself why this extraordinary novel has... show more
In an unprecedented literary event, Steve Hamilton's A Cold Day In Paradise has hit mystery's Double Play, winning the two most prestigious honors in the business-- the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best First Novel. Now, open its covers and 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 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. A Cold Day in Paradise is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 15th 2000
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Alex McKnight (#1)
For my full-length review, please visit Casual Debris.The focus that Hamilton places on Alex McKnight's psyche over what happened so long ago, and how it drives him in the wake of seemingly impossible events, works particularly well. It is deeply entangled with the plot and mystery that it never app...
Almost 4 stars. I will read the next book.
Working my way across America in fits & starts, I landed squarely in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this week. I've never been there, but I understand that the folks who live there are referred to as Yoopers (from the sound of the initials "U.P."). Probably calling them Uppers would be a terrible i...
This fits fairly well into the noir genre--first person, a private detective who gets involved with The Wrong Woman (tm)--beautiful and rich. This one is set in a cold Michigan November. Alex McNight, a private investigator and former Detroit cop, has a bullet permanently lodged one inch from his he...
Somewhat better than OK but I had issues with the ending. Still, I probably will read the next in the series.