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Night Work
Night Work
Author: Steve Hamilton
In Night Work, Steve Hamilton introduces Joe Trumbull, a probation officer who lives and works in upstate New York. Joe is "part cop, part social worker, part guidance counselor, part rehab coordinator, part bounty hunter." His job is multifaceted: he visits his clients' homes and drags them out of bed, investigates their family li...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312353612
ISBN-10: 0312353618
Publication Date: 9/2007
Pages: 294
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Dunn Books/St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
interesting quick but stimulating book in paperback version.
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Steve Hamilton is an excellent mystery writer. Just when I had the mystery solved, a twist would make me wrong. This is a stand alone. Other books are Alex McKnight series.

I am not reposting this book because our library needs it.
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Probation officer Joe Trumball takes his first steps back into life after the murder of his fiancée Laurel, two years ago. He finds himself liking his blind date until his friend, police officer Howie, tells him she's killed. Knowing he's the last man that saw her alive, he does everything possible to help in the investigations. After a second and third woman, connected to him, are killed, police investigations take a turn at him as a possible suspect.
The murdered women are connected in more then one way to him: They did not only see him recently, they are strangled with things of his possesion.

The heat is on, Joe needs to find the murderer that killed three women and probably his dead fiancée as well.


An easy, short read without lots to think about, written in first person. All in all I am not very impressed and it didn't take long until I figured out who the killer is. While Joe goes into his old cases and tells us what these kids did and what they were, it just felt like the author needed to fill some more pages. In the end this is still a pretty thin Hardback.
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