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Glen Erik Hamilton

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Glen Erik Hamilton writes crime thrillers. His novels have been called “outstanding” (Publishers Weekly), “perfect mix of serious crime and caper movie” (Criminal Element), and “a must-read series” (Mystery Scene Magazine).

Hamilton's debut novel Past Crimes won the Anthony, Macavity, and Strand Magazine Critics Awards, and was also nominated for the Edgar®, Barry, and Nero Awards. Kirkus called Past Crimes “an exciting heir to the classic detective novel.” Each of his subsequent books in the Van Shaw series have earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and more, and been published in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, and Japan.

Glen grew up aboard a sailboat in Seattle,
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Essential Business: A Van Shaw Story


 ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

Van Shaw looked down at the streets of Seattle from thirty stories above and counted the seconds between pedestrians.  Whenever a new person appeared from around a corner or emerged from a building, he restarted the count at one.  His personal best after a full hour of watching was twenty-six.Twenty-six ticks was a long time for any stretch of downtown blocks to be completely em Read more of this blog post »
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