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Michael Koryta's novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Quill and Barry awards. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he published his first novel at the age of 21. His work has been translated into 19 languages.


'A man in love with the woman who shot him. Who could possibly resist that story? Not me. Read on, and discover one of the scariest and most touching horror tales in years.' -- James Patterson 'His latest plot ticks all the boxes ... an enjoyable blockbuster' -- Financial Times 'Gangsters, a silent but heroic drifter with second sight, and a whopper of a Florida hurricane. How can you go wrong?' -- Stephen King on THE CYPRESS HOUSE 'Koryta is a writer to watch' -- Spectator '[Koryta] possesses an unusual gift - the ability to write a sure-fire bestseller' -- News of the World 'Koryta builds tension deftly and discreetly ... an intricate and satisfying thriller with a very human heart to its evil' -- Observer on THE CYPRESS HOUSE 'Never less than gripping and with the element of the supernatural blending strangely seamlessly with the murderous reality' -- The Times on THE CYPRESS HOUSE 'Koryta's story positively breathes a sense of dread. You want to turn your head away but, of course, you can't. It's too good.' -- Daily Mail on THE CYPRESS HOUSE 'Koryta is one of the best of the best' -- Michael Connelly 'A masterpiece of genuine chill with a cracking finish' -- Daily Mail on SO COLD THE RIVER 'Mixing the supernatural into crime novels is a tradition that goes back to Poe and Conan Doyle, and this tale shows just how effective it can be ... A thrilling read' -- Mail on Sunday on SO COLD THE RIVER 'A freshly imagined and elegantly constructed variation on the dead-of-night ghost story ... Readers are swept along by Koryta's narrative voice' -- New York Times Book Review 'A chilling supernatural thriller by rising literary star Michael Koryta' -- Wall Street Journal 'Red alert for mystery and thriller fans who like a touch of the supernatural: Michael Koryta walks this line better than anyone else I know. Fine, gripping writing that's firmly grounded in police work and the lives of real people ... and that whispering fear always lurking.' -- Neil McMahon, author of Lone Creek and L. A. Mental 'From page one of THE RIDGE, Michael Koryta has the reader leaning forward, racing down the page, driving deeper and deeper into his creepy, pulpy tale to find out what bad thing is going to happen next. As in SO COLD THE RIVER, Koryta delivers a midwestern ghost story based on place--another roadside attraction from his haunted heartland. Reader, heed my advice: hold his hand tight. You don't want to get caught out here alone in the woods, in the night, in the dark.' -- Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone 'Koryta delivers another supernatural thriller with punch ... Part ghost story, part murder mystery, all thriller, this fast-paced and engaging read will have readers leaving the night light on long after they have finished the book.' -- Library Journal 'The excellent Michael Koryta has established a formula of his own... one that mixes likeable protagonists with imaginative out-of-the-way settings and a dose of the supernatural' -- Mail on Sunday

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