Alex McKnight series

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The Alex McKnight series is a fictional crime series by author Steve Hamilton featuring protagonist Alex McKnight, a former Detroit police cop.[1] The setting for the books is Paradise, a town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.[2] The series is published by Minotaur Books.[2]

Awards & Honors[edit]

The first book in the series, A Cold Day in Paradise, won both the Edgar Award and the Shamus Award for Best First Novel.[3] Hamilton has twice been a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best Novel (North of Nowhere, Blood is in the Sky)


  • A Cold Day in Paradise (1998)
  • Winter of the Wolf Moon (2000)
  • The Hunting Wind (2002)
  • North of Nowhere (2003)
  • Blood is the Sky (2004)
  • Ice Run (2005)
  • A Stolen Season (2006)
  • Beneath the Book Tower: An Alex McKnight Short Story (2011)
  • Misery Bay (2011)
  • Die a Stranger (2012)
  • Let It Burn (2013)
  • Dead Man Running (2018)


  1. ^ "Ice Run (book review)". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b Lenny, Picker (June 8, 2012). "Paradise Found: Steve Hamilton". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ "The Edgar Awards". Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2014.