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Michael Koryta


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aka Scott Carson

In 2003, Michael Koryta became the youngest winner of the annual St. Martin's Press / Private Eye Writers of America 'Best First Private Eye Novel' contest.

Michael lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he attended Indiana University, earning a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Previously an award-winning newspaper reporter, he now works for a detective agency in Bloomington and also teaches for the Indiana University School of Journalism.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Lincoln Perry
   1. Tonight I Said Goodbye (2004)
   2. Sorrow's Anthem (2006)
   3. A Welcome Grave (2007)
   4. The Silent Hour (2009)
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Markus Novak
   1. Last Words (2015)
   2. Rise the Dark (2016)
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Novels
   Envy the Night (2008)
   So Cold the River (2010)
   The Cypress House (2011)
   The Ridge (2011)
   The Prophet (2012)
   Those Who Wish Me Dead (2014)
   How it Happened (2018)
   If She Wakes (2019)
   Never Far Away (2021)
   An Honest Man (2023)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Apex Predator (2013)
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Michael Koryta recommends
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The New Couple in 5B (2024)
Lisa Unger
"Lisa Unger keeps finding new ways to prove she's among the best in the business. Packed with heart, tension, and fever-dream fear, The New Couple in 5B delivers domestic suspense with a gleaming Gothic edge that would make the great Ira Levin proud."
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The House of Last Resort (2024)
Christopher Golden
"Christopher Golden is one of those rare writers with range and consistency. I'll follow him anywhere. From its eerie, exotic setting to its claustrophobic creepiness, The House of Last Resort delivers!"
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Distant Sons (2023)
Tim Johnston
"Tim Johnston returns in dazzling form with DISTANT SONS, an intricate, haunting novel sure to resonate with fans of Dennis Lehane, Peter Heller, and James Lee Burke. Johnston's plot is tense and his pacing swift, but he's after bigger game here, with questions of identity, intentions, and legacies merging in a tale that will linger long after it is finished. He's also one of the finest prose stylists in the game, stacking polished sentences with a master's touch. Don't miss this one."

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Anthologies containing stories by Michael Koryta
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MatchUp (2017)
edited by
Lee Child

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Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : Envy the Night
Barry Awards Best Novel winner (2015) : Those Who Wish Me Dead
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2020) : If She Wakes


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