Author, Ian Hamilton of the Ava Lee Series Coming To Bracebridge


Have you read any of the Ava Lee Series of novels? Then you’ll want to attend the Muskoka Authors Association meeting on Thursday, November 15. Author, Ian Hamilton will be the guest speaker. With the publication of The Imam of Tawi-Tawi, earlier this year, the series is now eleven books and counting.

Hamilton’s books have been published in seven languages, and in more than 20 countries. They have made multiple best-seller lists and have been short-listed for many awards including the Barry, the Lambda, and Arthur Ellis. The first book in the series, The Water Rat of Wanchai, won the Arthur Ellis for the best first novel. The Water Rat was also chosen as the Amazon book of the year, and one the top five books of the year by theQuill and Quire Magazine. The Toronto Star chose The Water Rat and The Disciple of Las Vegas, the 2nd book in the series, as two of its top five books in the same year. BBC Culture recently chose Ian as one of the top ten crime/mystery/thriller writers from the last thirty years that you had to have on your bookshelf.

Hamilton is contracted to write at least three more books in the Ava Lee series as well as  a new series based on Uncle, one of the most popular characters in the Ava Lee series. The first Uncle book will be released in the summer of 2018.

All eleven Ava Lee books have been optioned for film and television. The first book, The Water Rat, is scheduled to go into full production in the fall of 2018 as an international co-production.

Location: St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 Mary Street, Bracebridge. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Fee: MAA Members: Free, Non-Members: $20

Please register online at or contact David Patterson at 705-999-1313 or email,


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