Steve Hamilton, UM alum, wins top Edgar 2011 Mystery Award
Hamilton, 50, who won a Hopwood for fiction before graduating in 1983, was born and raised in Detroit. He had previously won an Edgar for his Alex McKnight series. In his stand-alone The Lock Artist, Michael Smith writes from prison trying to unravel the childhood trauma that has left him mute. He is a magnet for a number of evil forces who want to exploit his gifts as a master safecracker.
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