Books by Ian Hamilton

THE WATER RAT OF WANCHAI by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 6, 2014

"Once she does, buyer beware this elegantly ruthless debt collector."
A prequel to the Ava Lee series takes the jet-setting accountant into foreign lands and considerable danger. Read full book review >
THE RED POLE OF MACAU by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Hamilton (The Disciple of Las Vegas, 2013, etc.) delivers colorful snapshots of Hong Kong and Macau, a well-paced plot, and a smart and capable heroine who'll make you see accounting in a whole new light."
A forensic accountant proves once again that a cool head, a steady nerve and a thorough training in martial arts can shift the balance in an uneven fight. Read full book review >
THE WILD BEASTS OF WUHAN by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 25, 2013

"The fast pace and powerful protagonist add thrills to what might otherwise seem a low-stakes story—though the rampant product placement and morally questionable wrap-up will make this second installment in the series the last for some readers."
A strong heroine is challenged to discover the details of an intercontinental art scheme. Read full book review >
THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Swashbuckling Ava who, like Modesty Blaise, seems best suited to comic-book action, is slated for a second appearance. Unless superheroines on caffeine are your dish, you can safely give Ava a miss."
The debut of a lesbian forensic accountant with Bruce Lee skills and a much-stamped passport. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF 20TH CENTURY ESSAYS by Ian Hamilton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A welcome anthology, to be kept near at hand and cracked open whenever time permits."
A collection of English-language essays from over the last century, assembled by Hamilton (Walking Possession, 1996, etc.) with an eye for urgency and import. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Hamilton's book reviews and ``literary articles'' cover a broad span of time and a wide range of interesting and uninteresting subjects. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

A surprisingly original study of the literary estates of many famed writers, and a look at the tangled relationship between estate management and biography. Read full book review >