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Steve Hamilton's 'The Lock Artist' wins Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011

19-Oct-2011 • Literary

Press Release
On the evening of Friday 7 October, Steve Hamilton scooped the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of 2011 with his undeniably gripping novel, The Lock Artist. Published in paperback this year, The Lock Artist has already garnered acclaim through word of mouth recommendations and online discussions and now, Ian Fleming Publications in association with the Crime Writer's Association, are delighted to award Steve Hamilton with our much coveted annual prize.

Without giving too much away, the judges were impressed with an intriguing sympathetic central character plunged into a terrifying life of crime and a narrative that proved gripping from start to finish.

The judges commented: "Hamilton has real narrative flair, keeping two time schemes going and producing plenty of twists...".

This really is a story to be discovered for oneself. If you're a thriller fan looking for a new book to sink your teeth into, or if you're new to the genre and after an excellent example of a literary thriller, you need look no further than Steve Hamilton's The Lock Artist.

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