We are thrilled to welcome Steve Hamilton back to the store to celebrate the latest Alex McKnight thriller, Let it Burn. Steve will join us on Wednesday, July 3rd from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Building located on Mitchell Street across from the Petoskey Public Library. This is a ticketed event and reservations are required. Tickets are $5.00 and the ticket price can be applied to the purchase of Let it Burn at the event. For more information, or to reserve your seat, please contact us at 231.347.1180 or send us an email.
Alex McKnight doesn’t leave Michigan's Upper Peninsula if he can help it. He steers clear of Detroit in particular, where he once worked as a cop. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. But a woman he can’t shake has drawn him back to finally see what’s there between them.
While he’s in the city, he can’t help but stop by his old precinct. It’s now closed, like the countless abandoned buildings that surround it. His visit has reminded him of a case he was working on during that last summer. After his partner was killed and Alex left the force, the case was solved, and a man was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. Alex remembers something, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. But all these years later, when he looks up the now-retired lead detective, this new piece of information doesn’t exactly get a warm reception. The detective solved the case, after all, and justice was served.
Until Alex does a little more digging and finds out that the real culprit might have gotten away. And might still be out there, preying on more victims...
"Let it Burn" is the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and "New York Times "bestselling author Steve Hamilton.
Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning.
And now Vinnie LeBlanc is missing.
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....
Before he became a private investigator, before he served in the Detroit police, and long before he retreated to the wintry reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight played ball in the minor leagues. He doesn't spend much time thinking about those days, at least not until a former teammate comes looking for him. . . .
""I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me."
"But you can call me Mike.""
On a frozen January night, a young man hangs himself in a lonely corner of the Upper Peninsula, in a place they call Misery Bay. Alex McKnight does not know this young man, and he won't even hear about the suicide until two months later, when the last person Alex would ever expect comes to him for help.
Steve Hamilton's novels starring ex-cop and sometime-P.I. Alex McKnight have won multiple awards and appeared on bestseller lists nationwide. And when you start reading "Winter of the Wolf Moon, "you will instantly understand why. . .