Books by Denise Hamilton

Denise Hamilton is a Los Angeles-based writer-journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Cosmopolitan, Der Spiegel, and New Times. During her ten years with the Los Angeles Times, she worked as a suburban reporter and also co


DAMAGE CONTROL by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Don't be scared. Hamilton's take on the career-woman-in-distress formula is considerably gentler and glossier than Eve Diamond's adventures."
The creator of hard-nosed journalist Eve Diamond (Prisoner of Memory, 2006, etc.) tries something considerably more soft-boiled in this tale of an L.A. crisis manager whose latest assignment forces her to confront ghosts from her troubled past. Read full book review >
PRISONER OF MEMORY by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"As always, the search for the truth will mean digging deep into the suspects' lives. Readers may wonder, however, why the reporter's stories increasingly turn out to be all about Eve."
Now that she's cleaned up the City of Angels (Savage Garden, 2005, etc.), Hamilton's bulldog reporter plunges into the history of the Cold War and her own family. Read full book review >
SAVAGE GARDEN by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2005

"The most streamlined, even conventional, of Eve's four cases to date."
A diva doesn't show up for the biggest opening night of her life. Read full book review >
LAST LULLABY by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 2004

"Beneath the overplotted intrigue is a starkly powerful tale of parents desperate for the children they can never protect from a boundlessly treacherous world."
A furiously boiling tale of schemers smuggling drugs, children, and more. Read full book review >
SUGAR SKULL by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2003

"Despite the overloaded plot and the often overscaled emotions, few readers will be able to resist her V.I. Warshawski with a tape recorder and a California tan."
Forget about the murder of Isabel Chevalier, the headstrong teenager whose dalliance with Finch Marino and his squatter friends left her dead in a filthy basement and her father sunk in grief. Read full book review >
THE JASMINE TRADE by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"EWSLUGLA Times alum Hamilton's first novel is a furiously boiling stew of familiar ingredients: it lacks Edna Buchanan's eye for the offbeat story but is spiced by an unflinching look at dysfunctional families, upscale-Asian-American style."
Among the million stories, from drive-by shootings to education initiatives, battle-hardened Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond has to file every year, the carjacking murder of Marina Lu doesn't stand out at first. Read full book review >