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Anansi Spring 2021

Bonnie Jack
A Novel
By (author): Ian Hamilton



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Jun 01, 2021
$22.95 CAD


8in x 5.25 in | 330 gr

Page Count:

304 pages
House of Anansi Press Inc
House of Anansi Press
FICTION / Family Life / General
  • Short Description
From the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling Ava Lee series, a bold and captivating new novel about a search for lost family and the cost of keeping secrets.

From the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling Ava Lee novels, a bold and captivating new novel about a search for lost family and the cost of keeping secrets.

As a boy, Jack Anderson was abandoned by his mother in a Glasgow movie theatre. Now living in the United States and facing his impending retirement, Jack and his wife Anne travel to Scotland to track down his long-lost sister. Their journey takes them from their home in a quiet Boston suburb to the impoverished mill towns of Ayrshire, the gray cobbled streets of Glasgow, and the majestic Scottish Highlands. Along the way, Jack gets entangled in local affairs and must confront uncomfortable truths about family, legacy, and the wife he thought he knew.

Bonnie Jack, the first stand-alone novel by acclaimed author Ian Hamilton, is a compelling story about the importance of family, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to protect the ones we love.

- Ian recently signed with Alexandra Machinist of ICM, agent to Kevin Kwan, among others. The focus at ICM will be a television deals for the Ava Lee series, and increasing Ian’s international reputation and fanbase.
- Ian continues to build his fanbase on Facebook, Twitter, and his own website, which was recently redesigned: http://ianhamiltonbooks.com/
- The Ava Lee series has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and has been endorsed
by Linwood Barclay, Taylor Stevens, Barbara Peters, and Richard Katz.
- Previously published in the U.S., Ian Hamilton has also been published in eight territories worldwide.

IAN HAMILTON is the acclaimed author of fourteen books in the Ava Lee series, four in the Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung series, and the standalone novel Bonnie Jack. National bestsellers, his books have been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize. BBC Culture named him one of the ten mystery/crime writers who should be on your bookshelf. The Ava Lee series is being adapted for television.


“Hamilton, author of the Ava Lee mystery series, turns in a stellar performance in this stand-alone … Hamilton pulls us into the story with carefully crafted characters, and keeps us involved by increasing the complexity of the tale: introducing a mystery here, uncorking a shocking revelation there. The book is a departure from the author’s more traditional mystery fiction, but his fans will find much here that is familiar: realistic dialogue, characters they can care about, and a gripping story.” Booklist

“Mystery fans will enjoy the twists and turns of this engaging tale about what money can and can’t buy.” — School Library Journal


“[Ian Hamilton is] a lively writer with an attentive eye for the details of complicated suspense.”London Free Press

“Hamilton has a unique gift for concocting sizzling thrillers.” — Edmonton Journal

“Hamilton knows how to keep the pages turning.” — NOW Magazine

“If you want a great read and an education in high-level business dealings, Ian Hamilton is an author to watch.” — Toronto Star

“It’s a measure of Hamilton’s quality as a thriller writer that he compels your attention even before he starts ratcheting up the suspense.” —Regina Leader Post

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