The Lock Artist

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The Lock Artist
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First edition
Author Steve Hamilton
CountryUnited States
Genre Crime fiction
Media type Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-312-38042-7

The Lock Artist is a standalone crime novel by American novelist Steve Hamilton. It was first published in 2010 by Minotaur Books. The story centers on a young man with a talent for lock picking.

The Lock Artist has won several awards, including the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel and the 2011 Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association, commending the book's appeal to young adult readers.

In 2012 Shane Salerno acquired the film rights. [1]

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