Steve Hamilton‘s first novel, A Cold Day In Paradise, introduced the world of crime fiction to Alex McKnight, a former Detroit cop now living in a small town called Paradise in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. After winning the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author for his debut, Steve has since won or been nominated for every other major crime fiction award in America and the UK, and his books are now translated into twenty languages. Steve was born and raised in the Detroit area, and attended the University of Michigan, where he received the prestigious Hopwood Award, and in 2006 he received the Michigan Author Award from the Michigan Library Association in recognition of his overall body of work. He currently lives in Cottekill, New York with his wife and two children. His newest novel, Let It Burn, was published in July.