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Past Crimes

(2015)
(The first book in the Van Shaw Mystery series)
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Book
The Anthony, Macavity, and Strand Critics award-winning debut from Glen Erik Hamilton

When his estranged grandfather is shot and left for dead, an Army Ranger must plunge into the criminal underworld of his youth to find a murderer and uncover a shocking family secret in this atmospheric and evocative debut thriller.

Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at eighteen he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military - abandoning his illicit past and the career-criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now, after ten years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle. But when Van arrives, he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head. With a lifetime of tough history between him and the old man, Van knows he's sure to be the main suspect.

The only way he can clear his name is to go back to the world he'd sworn to leave behind. Tapping into his criminal skills, he begins to hunt the shooter and uncover what drove his grandfather to reach out after so long. But in a violent, high-stakes world where right and wrong aren't defined by the law, Van finds that the past is all too present . . . and that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.

Edgy and suspenseful, rich with emotional resonance, gritty action, and a deep-rooted sense of place, Past Crimes trumpets the arrival of a powerful talent in the mold of Dennis Lehane, Robert B. Parker, and John D. MacDonald.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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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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
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Paperback Editions

2012 : 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
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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   Amazon CA   


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
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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   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Past Crimes (A Van Shaw mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Glen Erik Hamilton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


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