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Night Work
Night Work
Author: Steve Hamilton
Meet Joe Trumbull. Two years ago his fiancee, Laurel, was brutally murdered...and the killer was never caught. Joe, a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, New York, won't ever forget his first true love. But as time passes, he is willing to give another woman, Marlene Frost, a chance--and hopes a brand-new relationship with a beautiful, chari...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312355005
ISBN-10: 0312355009
Publication Date: 8/26/2008
Pages: 352
Edition: First Edition
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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a fair mystery
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Just recently stumbled onto this author and I am so glad that I did! This is now the 3rd book of his I have read and so far I think this one is his very best! Very exciting, edge of your seat reading!!! Curl up on the couch with this one...I think you will enjoy it.
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Steve Hamilton keeps getting better and better, this is an amazing stand-alone novel. He takes a break from his Alex McKnight series and blows this one out of the park. Great plot, great twists, and very suspenseful. I would definitely recommend this book.