PASSPORT Magazine names "The Wild Beasts of Wuhan" Airplane Read of the Month

PASSPORT Magazine has named the The Wild Beasts of Wuhan their Airplane Read of the Month. Readers will effortlessly pick up a few choice nuggets of knowledge about the worlds of art and finance while breezing through the pages. What's most impressive though, is how, beneath the surface of his swift-flowing storyline, Hamilton deftly etches the subtle […]

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Ava Lee Featured on The Bottom Line

Ava Lee's been featured in the September issue of the Bottom Line magazine. Here's an excerpt: The popularity of Ava Lee, who is about to make an appearance in her sixth book later this year and another in 2015, may be rubbing off on the accounting profession. "Ava Lee is making accountants cooler," said Hamilton. […]

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Ava Lee featured in Maclean's Magazine

 Maclean's Magazine is running a feature on me and the Ava Lee series.  There’s a commonality to the questions Ian Hamilton has faced as his series of thrillers featuring Ava Lee has grown ever more popular. There’s the question of brand mania: readers lose track of the number of times Lee mentions her addiction to Starbucks Via instant coffee. […]

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Ava Lee series picked up by Picador USA - first release, February 2013

Picador USA has inked a deal with Ian Hamilton for the first four books in the Ava Lee series. The first book to be released February 2013 is the Disciple of Las Vegas. This mystery thriller takes has Ava Lee chasing down $50 million that as disappeared into thin air from the accounts of one […]

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The Water Rat of Wanchai Wins Arthur Ellis Award for Best New Crime Novel

The Water Rat of Wanchai, the first Ava Lee novel, won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel last night during the awards banquet in Toronto. The awards celebrate the best crime and mystery writing in Canada. "What a tremendous honour," said Hamilton. "It is wonderful to receive this kind of validation from […]

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Ian Hamilton Named a Finalist for an Arthur Ellis Award

On April 20, 2012, the Crime Writers of Canada announced the finalists for the 29th annual Arthur Ellis Awards, which celebrate the best in crime writing of the past year. Ian Hamilton was named as a finalist in the Best First Novel category for The Water Rat of Wanchai. Other finalists include Norm Foster for Watching […]

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CBC Bookie Awards - Vote Today for the Water Rat of Wanchai!

The Water Rat of Wanchai has been shortlisted for a CBC Bookie Award for Best Mystery/ Thriller! As this is a Reader's Choice Award, we need all Ava Lee fans to vote, and vote often. Bookmark the link to the CBC Website. You can only vote once per day in each category, but you can […]

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Award winning screenwriter, Karen Walton, to adapt The Water Rat of Wanchai for the big screen

Strada Films is looking to create a film franchise based on the Ian Hamilton book series that has sold widely internationally. TORONTO - Karen Walton has been tapped by Strada Films to turn the Ava Lee crime novel series by Canadian writer Ian Hamilton into possibly the next The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo book […]

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