AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve. Hamilton

Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Format: Audio
Genre:  Private Eye 
Narrators: Dan John Miller

Publisher: Brilliance Audio
 7 hours 56 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


When first published, A Cold Day in Paradise won both the Edgar and Shamus awards for Best First Novel, launching Steve Hamilton into the top ranks of today's crime writers. Now, 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 near his heart, former Detroit cop Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner's death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, the man convicted of the crimes has been locked away for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cabin in the woods, a murderer with the same unmistakable trademarks appears to be back. McKnight can't understand who else would know the intimate details of the old murders. And it seems like it'll be a frozen day in Hell before McKnight can unravel truth from deception in a town that's anything but Paradise.


This was a great set up book for a longer series which this is the first book in. You really get a feel for Alex, his downfalls and his highlights.  You also learn more about where he is in life, and how he got there. It's an interesting book with lots of twists, bodies dropping and a mysterious killer. The book was fast paced and the narration was good.  I will be interested to see where this series goes and how the McKnight character develops. 

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