Born and raised in Detroit, Steve Hamilton graduated from
the University of Michigan where he won the prestigious
Hopwood Award for fiction. His novels have won numerous
awards and media acclaim beginning with the very first in
the Alex McKnight series, A Cold Day in Paradise,
which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's
Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished
Writer. Once published, it went on to win the MWA Edgar
and the PWA Shamus Awards for Best First Novel, and was
short-listed for the Anthony and Barry Awards. The awards
didn't stop there but he's too modest to crow about them.
Hamilton currently lives in upstate New York with his wife Julia and their two children.