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Beneath The Book Tower (Alex McKnight short story)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  142 ratings  ·  5 reviews
From Edgar Award-Winning Author Steve Hamilton, "Beneath the Book Tower" is the first ever short story featuring Alex McKnight, showing a different side of the man readers have come to love.

Before the tragic event that made him seek refuge in a remote corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight was a Detroit police officer. It’s a warm summer night, and Alex is ou
ebook, 32 pages
Published May 17th 2011 by Minotaur Books
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Anyone who is a fan of Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight series will love this short story which tells of the incident which led him up to Paradise Michigan and the birth of the series. It is a long time coming as we hear bits and pieces through out his books.

FYI to Goodreads, you have Alex's last name spelled wrong!! It is MCKNIGHT not MCNIGHT!!!
A nice quick read that gives you a look at Alex McKnight's life back when he was still a Detroit police officer. I liked the couple of comments that are made by him and his partner that relate to the later stories. I wish it would have been a little longer, but it is short story after all.
I only list this story to comment on how thrilled I am that "Misery Bay" comes out in 10 days! This story is not a 5 but the excitement I have for the next in the series definitely helps me round up! Love Alex McKnight and Steve Hamilton!
Start this series with "A Cold Day in Paradise."
Pleasant little story with a twist. McKnight must really be a Detroiter, the places/names all correct. Stumbled across the story when I was searching for Book Tower and Louis Kamper memorabilia. Never heard the batman angle, though.
a poignant glimpse into the Detroit that Alex McKnight patrolled, late on the third shift, to protect and serve.
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