New Website Launch and more Ava Lee Updates

Welcome to my new web site. It was time for a revamp, and this goes beyond my expectations. I hope you find it informative, easy to access, and simple to use. And I promise to keep it fresh and updated, including doing a monthly blog. As I write this in mid-May, we are still beset […]

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Ava Lee available in Audiobooks in US

Good news audiophiles! Ava Lee is now available in audio format in the US. Narrated by the talented Jennifer Ikeda, The Disciple of Las Vegas and The Wild Beasts of Wuhan can now be downloaded and enjoyed on your smartphone, tablet or computer. The audio was produced as a digital only title and is sold through […]

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My Yorkville: a guide by Ava Lee

I know that with its glitz and international corporate residents it may seem strange that I refer to Yorkville as a neighbourhood. But it’s always been one. Originally it was the self-governing Yorkville Village until it was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1883, and it has somehow retained at least some of that […]

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NOW Magazine Reviews The Two Sisters of Borneo

NOW Magazine has just reviewed The Two Sisters of Borneo and it's a good one: Ian Hamilton’s great new Ava Lee mystery has the same wow factor as its five predecessors. The plot is complex and fast-paced, the writing tight, and its protagonist is one of the most interesting female avengers to come along in […]

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Ava Lee ebook: The Dragon Head of Hong Kong – Part IV

From the desk of Ian Hamilton At the root of any business partnership is trust. You don’t need friendship—in fact, that can get in the way of getting things done­—but partners have to believe that they are working towards the same end and that they have each other’s backs covered. When trust erodes, the dissolution […]

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Ava Lee ebook: The Dragon Head of Hong Kong – Part III

From the desk of Ian Hamilton Exporting to China in the l990s was not for the faint of heart. Getting products there was the easy part. Getting paid was a tad more difficult. In an ideal world, you would have demanded to be paid in advance. Except that didn't happen unless you were Chinese and […]

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Ava Lee ebook: The Dragon Head of Hong Kong – Part II

From the desk of Ian Hamilton It is difficult for westerners to really comprehend the rate of growth in a country like China, and a city like Shenzhen is so far removed from our experiece that it could exist on a different planet. Thirty years ago, Shenzhen had a population of less than a hundred […]

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Ava Lee ebook: The Dragon Head of Hong Kong - Part I

One of the joys of writing the Ava Lee series is visiting with old friends. There are more than fifteen recurring characters across the span of the books, and in The Dragon Head of Hong Kong six of them make their first appearance. Given Ava's age and her lack of experience, her relationships with the […]

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The Dragon Head of Hong Kong: The Ava Lee Prequel

I’ve always had a story arc in my mind for Ava and Uncle, but it was one that moved their lives forward, never back. It was never part of my plan to write a prequel. Then in September 2012, at the Kitchener, Ontario literary event called Word on the Street, I was approached by a […]

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