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Subject: Michigan author, Michigan setting
Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:20 AM ET
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I've just discovered Steve Hamilton, a Michigan native, and his Alex McKnight series set in the UP near the Soo. 

McKnight is a former Detroit cop, shot on duty, and relocated to Paradise, MI and working as a PI. 

Am listening to "A Cold Day in Paradise" on CD and really enjoying it.  It is the first of 7 or 8 books, many of which are available here on PBS.

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 6:48 PM ET
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Love Steve Hamilton and his Alex McKnight series! Although Hamilton has released two stand-alones since A Stolen Season, the last McKnight book (published in 2006),  I am optimistic that Hamilton will return to this series to enable us to enjoy more of McKnight's adventures.

Although I abhor snow, reading the McKnight series sparked my interest in reading other mysteries/thrillers set in the northern part of the United States:

  • David Housewright's Rushmore McKenzie series (set in St. Paul, MN)
  • William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor series (set in Aurora, MN)
  • Brian Freeman's Jonathan Stride series (set in Duluth, MN)


Date Posted: 12/17/2010 9:38 PM ET
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Yes, DH has read them all.  I have them here to read but haven't yet.  He said it was neat when they referred to places he's been snowmobiling at.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 11:31 AM ET
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If you're looking for books set in notable Michigan, Susan Holtzer writes a mystery series based in Ann Arbor that's pretty entertaining.  The series starts with Something to Kill for.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 6:38 PM ET
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Hurrah! The newest in the Alex McKnight series, Misery Bay, will be released June 7, 2011.