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Glen Erik Hamilton

Glen Erik Hamilton’s debut novel, Past Crimes, was one of the most lauded books of 2016, winning three Best First Novel awards—the Anthony, the Macavity and the Strand Magazine Critics Award—and was a finalist for three more: the Edgar and the Barry awards for Best First Novel and the Nero Award for Best American Mystery. Reviewers have called it “outstanding” (Library Journal, starred review) and “accomplished” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and Lee Child declares it “a home run off the first pitch.” Hard Cold Winter and Every Day Above Ground, the next books in the series that features Van Shaw, a former Army Ranger who was raised by his career-criminal grandfather to be a thief and now is trying to put his illicit past behind him, were published by William Morrow and have garnered similar praise. The fourth book in the series is Mercy River (published in 2019 by Morrow in the US and by Faber & Faber in the UK), a novel Publishers Weekly declares in a starred review, “Excellent…Hamilton successfully integrates a whodunit plot into an action-packed thriller peopled with fully realized characters.”

Mercy River