Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Ian Hamilton - Author

Here is an author that I have loved all his books, and the first book I discovered from an ad on the TTC many years ago.  Of course, when you mention Forensic accounting to me, you will get my attention because I love digging into accounting issues. The series follows Ava Lee, a Forensic accountant, as she pursues bad debts.

Now, Ian Hamilton has been writing these books for many years (since 2011) and I am always happy to see when there is a new book coming out. He makes you feel like you are so part of the adventure of Ava Lee and those around her.   Ian now has another series that is about one of the original people in the first series, so that is nice. This second series is Uncle Chow Tung and the fourth book was just released on July 5, 2022.

I know in the Ava Lee series there are 14 books as well as a prequel and in early 2023 there will be the 15th book in the series. If you are like me and like some mystery and adventure, I would say this is a series that is worth trying. Yes, for someone with an accounting background, it makes it more interesting during some investigations. Ava Lee tours parts of the world, and you get to be part of her adventures.

Ian Hamilton knows how to catch your attention and take you on an adventure with each book, and leaves just enough unanswered that you can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I know that there have been times that just waiting for the next book has been difficult because I just want to see what happens next and where the story goes.

I had the opportunity to meet Ian Hamilton during one of his book launches at a book store in downtown Toronto, and it was wonderful getting to meet him. Getting the opportunity to tell him about how I found out about his books and how a simple ad on a TTC train got me very interested in his books. He was happy to see how an ad that there weren’t sure if it would work turned out to work, at least for me.

If you are like me and enjoy digging into accounting issues and some adventures and mystery, I would say that you have to pick up the first Ava Lee book and read it. I don’t think you will be disappointed because the adventures are wonderful, and the stories will catch your attention.

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