Hitting shelves May 2019!

IF SHE WAKES by Michael Koryta. Pre-order now your copy today: Amazon: bit.ly/IfSheWakes_amazon B&N: bit.ly/IfSheWakes_BN Tara Beckley is a college senior assigned to chaperone a visiting engineer to a conference. It’s supposed to be a simple task in a safe...

Best Thrillers of 2018

Michael’s HOW IT HAPPENED was named one of the best thrillers of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews! http://bit.ly/2K9CmxI

A Generous Surprise

What a great way to start the month—with an endorsement from Stephen King on HOW IT HAPPENED!
Oprah’s Summer Reading List…

Oprah’s Summer Reading List…

…includes HOW IT HAPPENED! O Magazine named Michael’s latest release one of the best books of summer! Read more: https://bit.ly/2xMAE2N

Haunted By a Real-Life Crime

Check out The Big Thrill’s interview with Michael on his latest release HOW IT HAPPENED:  https://bit.ly/2Hj8LyY

The NYT Got Goosebumps

Here’s a taste of the New York Times’ review of HOW IT HAPPENED: “Where are the bodies? That’s the pertinent question posed by Michael Koryta in his cool and cunning novel HOW IT HAPPENED, which is loosely based, he has said, on a murder he covered as a...

GMA’s Summer Beach Reads

Thanks Good Morning America for picking HOW IT HAPPENED as one of the best beach reads for the summer along with The Immoralists by Chloe Benjamin, The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll, A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, Vox by...

HOW IT HAPPENED Displays First-Rate Style

Bookreporter reviews HOW IT HAPPENED, saying: “Koryta is at the top of his game in HOW IT HAPPENED. His style remains first rate. There’s a description of a Port Hope ne’er-do-well about two-thirds of the way through the book that is only a paragraph long but makes...

Stephen King & Trooper Koryta

Today Stephen King will receive the PEN America Literary Service Award, and considering how many times I’ve re-read ON WRITING in my career—let alone his incredible fiction—and considering the outstanding work of his foundation, I’d say that’s an awfully deserved...

It’s Impossible to Put Down

London’s Daily Mail chimes in on HOW IT HAPPENED, saying: “Koryta just keeps getting better… This beautifully drawn story, with captivating characters, is impossible to put down.” Read the review: https://dailym.ai/2s1GlUo

Summer’s Best Page Turner

The Chicago Tribune says HOW IT HAPPENED “may be the summer’s best page-turner” adding: “The book casts its spell in revealing the whys and wherefores of the killings. Koryta, who has introduced supernatural elements into several novels, plays...

The Impact of Newspapers on HOW IT HAPPENED

I wrote HOW IT HAPPENED, a crime novel about a double-murder in a coastal Maine fishing town, in 2017, a year when the state’s homicide toll was 20. That was an increase. In 2016, the state had seen 18 murders. It was a statistic I pointed to in the book, a real-world...

It Started with a Confession

“Michael Koryta really makes us feel Rob Barrett’s emotional wounds, the deep tragedy of the bright young lovers killed as their lives were just starting, and the pain of the families whose hope rested in them. But he just as lovingly describes the unsung...

Preview the Audiobook

Here’s a preview of the HOW IT HAPPENED audiobook (which releases tomorrow, May 15!) narrated by the award winning Robert Petkoff and Christine Lakin. Audible: https://amzn.to/2wF4sho iTunes: https://apple.co/2wDbljh

A Case that Keeps Haunting

The Wall Street Journal reviews the “absorbing and action-filled” HOW IT HAPPENED. Sign into WSJ to read the review: https://on.wsj.com/2KjEIcn  HOW IT HAPPENED is available May 15 in stores,  or for pre-order now: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sTQzd7...

A Well-Crafted Mystery

The Tampa Bay Times calls HOW IT HAPPENED a “a well-crafted mystery” and says of Michael:   “He’s adept at using setting to frame a story, whether it’s the steamy Florida coast (The Cypress House) or chilly Indiana caves (So Cold the River). In How...

Pre-Order A Signed HOW IT HAPPENED

Looking for a signed copy of HOW IT HAPPENED? Check out The Poisoned Pen Bookstore and Murder by the Book to pre-order your copy: Poisoned Pen https://bit.ly/2IE2hPE MBTB https://bit.ly/2Idod56

You Won’t Forget HOW IT HAPPENED

The Washington Post calls How It Happened “an ingenious new thriller and a book you won’t soon forget.” Check out the review (contains spoilers): https://wapo.st/2KBQX4N Pre-order your copy: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sTQzd7 B&N: http://bit.ly/2sU5pQY Indie...

Thriller of the Month

Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have named Michael’s How It Happened as one of their thriller picks for the month of May! Pre-order your copy now! Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sTQzd7 B&N: http://bit.ly/2sU5pQY
Meet Bob Hammel

Meet Bob Hammel

I had the special privilege of introducing Bob Hammel at a library dedication in his honor last night, which gave me the chance to reflect on a lot of history as I approach the release of my 13th book – none of which would have happened without Bob’s generosity and...