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Michael Koryta

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Michael Koryta (pronounced Ko-ree-ta) is the New York Times-bestselling author of 11 suspense novels. His work has been praised by Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, Daniel Woodrell, Ron Rash, and Scott Smith among many others, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. His books have won or been nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Edgar Award, Shamus Award, Barry Award, Quill Award, International Thriller Writers Award, and the Golden Dagger. They've been selected as "best books of the year" by publications as diverse as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, O the Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People, Reader's Digest, iBooks, and Kirkus Review ...more

Average rating: 3.73 · 28,486 ratings · 4,252 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Those Who Wish Me Dead

3.87 avg rating — 5,872 ratings — published 2014 — 23 editions
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So Cold the River

3.47 avg rating — 4,222 ratings — published 2010 — 36 editions
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The Prophet

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The Cypress House

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Envy the Night

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Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 11.32.08 PMThanks to everyone who came out to events last week, or bought a book or downloaded an ebook -- Rise the Dark is a national bestseller thanks to you, appearing last night on theUSA TODAYbestseller list.

USA Today doesn't drop off titles over time, which is especially exciting because it means Rise the Dark is sharing a list with Harper Lee, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dr. Seuss.

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date: October 22, 2012 07:00PM
location: Four Green Fields, 205 West Platt Street, Tampa, FL, The United States
description: A discussion with Dennis Lehane and Michael Koryta. Moderated by Colette Bancroft of the Tampa Bay Times.
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“...what still blew them all away was time itself, the days and months and the years, oh yes, the years. They went faster than anything man had the capacity to invent, so fast that for a while they fooled you into thinking they were slow, and was there any crueler trick than that?”
Michael Koryta, So Cold the River

“You have bound us, Kimble imagined saying, to an evil world. Where’s the love in that? And in that scenario, God always answered, Temporarily bound you, yes. Now, during your time in that evil world, did you do anything to help?”
Michael Koryta, The Ridge

“You became what you wanted to become. That's what Ezra believe. You could become it if you tried hard enough, could take what you really were and change it, force-feed yourself a new life until it became your old life, too, blurred together until a better self emerged.”
Michael Koryta, Envy the Night


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message 1: by Melissa (last edited Feb 05, 2014 03:54PM)

Melissa Eisenmeier Would you be interested in doing an author signing or book launch party at my bookstore when Those Who Wish Me Dead comes out?

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