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Past Crimes

(2015)
(The first book in the Van Shaw Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Book
Van Shaw was raised by his Irish immigrant grandfather Donovan to be a thief - to boost cars, beat security alarms, and crack safes. But at eighteen, Van broke all ties to that life and joined the military, serving as an Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, after ten years of silence, Dono has asked his grandson to come home to Seattle.

Van is curious and a little unnerved by his grandfather's request. But when he arrives at Dono's house, Van discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot wound to the head. With a lifetime of tough history between him and the old man, the battle-tested Ranger knows he'll be the first suspect.

To clear his name and avenge his grandfather, Van plunges back into a violent, high-stakes world where right and wrong aren't defined by the law . . . and where the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A debut novel from a gifted writer with a sure hand. As much fun to read as Lee Child's Jack Reacher." - J A Jance


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Used availability for Glen Erik Hamilton's Past Crimes

Hardback Editions

March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Past Crimes: A Van Shaw Novel (Van Shaw Novels)
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
ISBN: 0-06-234455-2 / 978-0-06-234455-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Past Crimes (A Van Shaw mystery)
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
ISBN: 0-571-31459-7 / 978-0-571-31459-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Past Crimes: A Van Shaw Novel (Van Shaw Novels)
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
ISBN: 0-06-234456-0 / 978-0-06-234456-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Past Crimes (A Van Shaw mystery)
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
ISBN: 0-571-31458-9 / 978-0-571-31458-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Past Crimes: Van Shaw, Book 1
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   


August 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Past Crimes: Van Shaw, Book 1
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Past Crimes: Van Shaw, Book 1
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Past Crimes
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
ISBN: 1-5100-0708-3 / 978-1-5100-0708-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Past Crimes: A Van Shaw Novel
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Past Crimes: A Van Shaw Novel
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Past Crimes (A Van Shaw mystery)
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Past Crimes: A Van Shaw Novel
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA