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The Second Life of Nick Mason

Steve Hamilton’s modern noir novel, as the title suggests, is centred on Nick Mason. His first life went royally wrong when he was put away for 25 years for felony homicide. But, guess what, he’s free! A Chicago crime lord has sprung him from jail…
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The Second Life of Nick Mason

Written by Steve Hamilton — Shall we start with the first life of Nick Mason? He was born in Canaryville, an Irish suburb of Chicago. He grew up in difficult circumstances, without a father, and gravitated to crime. From stealing cars he graduated to robbing dealers and then…
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Life and death in Hull

On the Radar — Nick Quantrill has established himself as one of the top voices in British crime fiction in recent years and we lead with his new release, once again set in Kingston upon Hull, in the southern reaches of good old Yorkshire. Other…
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Let it Burn

Written by Steve Hamilton — Steve Hamilton returns again to the frozen landscape of Paradise, Michigan, for his eighth novel featuring sometime PI Alex McKnight. McKnight used to be a police officer working the mean streets of Detroit, but he left after getting injured in…
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W is for... Grafton?

On the Radar — September usually brings the crime fiction publishers out of their deck chairs and into the sales market, and 2013 is no exception. This week’s report brings you a period witchcraft mystery, drama in the NYPD, a student game that goes badly wrong,…
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A Cold Day in Paradise

Written by Steve Hamilton — A Cold Day in Paradise is the first book by Steve Hamilton and it’s a double-whammy. It won both the Edgar and the Shamus Awards for Best First Novel back in 1999 and the author has written several other highly…
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