North of Nowhere (Alex McKnight Series #4)

North of Nowhere (Alex McKnight Series #4)

by Steve Hamilton

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ISBN-13: 9781250029249
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Alex McKnight Series , #4
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 138,395
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Steve Hamilton's first Alex McKnight novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won both an Edgar and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His stand-alone novel, The Lock Artist, was named a New York Times Notable Crime Book, received an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and then went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel, making him only the second author (after Ross Thomas) to win Edgars for both Best First Novel and Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing, and now lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife and their two children.

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North of Nowhere (Alex McKnight Series #4) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
smoochys More than 1 year ago
The story starts the way all of the McKnight books do....he's reluctantly pulled into doing something he doesn't want to do. The story is told very cleverly and the ending is a total surprise. This is a worthy read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
plot+went+south+quickly
mhall01 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Alex McKnight rarely ventures out from his home these days, even to spend time at his friend Jackie's Glasgow Inn. Even as he lets Jackie force him out one night for a poker game at a stranger's house, Alex is certain it's a bad idea. And when the genial atmosphere rapidly deteriorates, he starts to think maybe he was right. Then three masked, armed robbers burst through the door, and things get a whole lot worse. Soon Alex's three closest friends are implicated in the robbery, and Alex finds himself the object of hostile attention from the victim. As events spin out of control, it becomes clear that somebody is not telling the truth, and has put them all in terrible danger...
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tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
A reader can always count on vivid descriptions of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Lake Superior, the weather, and similar environmental factors. To some degree, these all play a role in this tale. However, human greed and stupidity are the major components of the plot, which begins with Alex McKnight suffering from an apparent fit of depression. (It should perhaps be noted that this novel was written over a decade ago, now available for the first time in paperback.) His friend, Jackie Connery, who runs the Glasgow Inn, Alex’s usual hangout. drags him out of his cabin to fill in a slot in a poker game, which is soon invaded by three masked men who rob the host’s safe and destroy a collection of artifacts. From this beginning, Alex becomes more and more involved in discovering the reason for the home invasion and with the help of his ex-partner (he still insists he is no longer a PI despite the fact that he continues his predilection for investigating every little thing) seeks to solve the mystery. Written with Steve Hamilton’s accustomed smoothness, the novel moves forward with the usual complications. As it progresses, the reader is kept off balance, and the conclusion is most unexpected. Recommended.
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MexicoDan More than 1 year ago
One of the best in the Alex McKnight series.
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corvettemary More than 1 year ago
The Alex McKnight series is awesome. Great stories!!
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ThewordfromHerd More than 1 year ago
I am always looking to find a replacement for my beloved John McDonald who wrote among his numerous novels, the Travis McGee "color" mystery's. He wrote the "Long Lavender Look", "Pale Gray for Guilt","Free Fall in Crimson", and so many more, 21 in all before he passed away in 1986. I truly enjoy Sue Grafton and her female detective, Kinsey Milhone, but I haven't quite found that substitute for the quirky but always thinking beach bum, Travis McGee. In Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight we have the retired cop, from bullet wounds (with one still inside) and mental scars from the traumatic way he and his partner were taken down, but who is still strong enough to smell out trouble and work out a break down the walls approach to a solution. Sometimes it gets real messy, but hang in there it's coming. It's never slow and I became so involved in the second novel with all the moving around the area that I "Mapquested" it so I could see the lay of the land. Now I want to go there sometime and get the feel of this very "outback" country in the North of America. It has the perfect settings for the exact elements he is looking for as a writer. There are weather extremes, remote locations, a kind of backwoods law of the jungle,and enough connections to fill the six degrees of separation requirement plausibly. For me it is "grabber" reading. Once I'm in the first chapter, I'm hooked and look forward to spending the next couple of hours devouring his every word. If you like Travis McGee, I think you'll like Alex McKnight, another outstanding "Mac" detective for mystery lovers.
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I must say the book has its moments. Action sequences are highlights. However, some of the dialog seems forced and hard to believe. My namesake character is still one of the best in Noveldome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dew: She leaps over her sister, then scratched (with claws sheathed) her sisters back "That was the best one" She meowed panting. Lynx: "I agree" she meowed