Michael Koryta's Blog
March 5, 2018
Read what Publishers Weekly has to say about Michael's HOW IT HAPPENED, available May 15.
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Have you pre-ordered HOW IT HAPPENED? Kirkus has given it a starred review, calling the book:
"Flawless, unpredictable storytelling streaked with his usual dark undercurrents. Crime fiction doesn't get any more enjoyable."
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February 25, 2018
"Award-winning and best-selling master of suspense Koryta introduces a bold and determined character in his thirteenth novel (after Rise the Dark, 2016). Rob Barrett, an FBI interrogation specialist, offers to take on a case in a sleepy coastal town in Maine because he has connections in the area. He believes the vividly detailed confession of a heroin-addicted ex-con, Kimberly Crepeaux, who admits complicity in the disappearance of a local young couple, whom Kimberly claims were murdered in a drug-fueled hit-and- run. His investigation finds no evidence to support her wild story, and what he does find contradicts it in every detail. Despite bureau censure and attempts on his life, Barrett perseveres with the assistance of an interesting assortment of townies and law-enforcement officials. Barrett’s rediscovered lost love, Liz Street, is a keeper. Koryta excels at action set in remote places, and fans of William Kent Krueger and C. J. Box will enjoy this one."
—Booklist, on HOW IT HAPPENED; available now for pre-order and in stores May 15.
February 23, 2018
A remarkable achievement that rises high above the genre."
—New York Times bestseller Nelson DeMille on HOW IT HAPPENED
February 15, 2018
The Mysterious Bookshop in New York is the oldest mystery bookstore in the country, and a favorite destination for readers and writers alike. They also do some wonderful publishing projects, and I was honored to have a chance to participate in the latest, writing an original novella featuring Markus Novak for their bibliomystery series. Learn more about The Last Honest Horse Thief.
September 5, 2017
May 10, 2017
I write to music, and sometimes certain songs take on the feel of a soundtrack to me, adding layers to the characters and story. That's never been more true than with The Prophet, when the music of Matthew Ryan and Brian Fallon, in particular, drove that book along. Read more...
March 23, 2017
Michael teamed up with Karin Slaughter for Lee Child's latest anthology, MatchUp.
Their story features a young Jeffrey Tolliver crossing paths with the team of Joe Pritchard and Lincoln Perry in a 1993 case—and Kirkus Reviews liked the result!
December 26, 2016
What a year 2016 has been for Rise the Dark! Here are a few of the "best of" lists that feature this electrifying read. Read More
September 30, 2016
Yesterday we discovered that a paperback edition of Rise the Dark was available for sale on the book’s homepage on Amazon. Apparently, it had been available since September 2. This was intriguing, because the paperback edition won’t be out for a year, and that seemed awfully early for a pre-order page. READ MORE.