Michael Koryta's picture
Followed by 17 of our members

Michael Koryta


USA flag

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.
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : Envy the Night
Barry Awards Best Novel winner (2015) : Those Who Wish Me Dead


Michael Koryta recommends
thumb
The Terror of Living (2011)
Urban Waite
"Readers will be following Urban Waite for years to come."
thumb
Pitch Dark (2011)
Steven Sidor
"Pitch Dark is a propulsive, layered and brutal read... A reader can't hope for more than to discover a writer possessed of both true talent and true passion. Discover Steven Sidor."
thumb
Purgatory Chasm (2011)
(Conway Sax, book 1)
Steve Ulfelder
"Holds a hot, ominous idle just until Ulfelder engages gears and hits the gas, pinning you back against the seat, hopeless to leave before the end of the ride. One of those rare debuts that leaves you immediately eager to see what is next."
thumb
Burnt Offerings (2012)
Michael Lister
"If you like crime writing with depth, suspense, and sterling prose, you should be reading Michael Lister. BUNRT OFFERINGS is a compelling blend of fascinating forensics, sinister twists, full-blooded characters, and beautiful writing. Beneath it all is a core that offers far more than thrills--a meditation on faith, psychology, and the human struggle."
thumb
The Hatching (2016)
(Hatching, book 1)
Ezekiel Boone
"It's been too long since someone reminded us that spiders are not just to be feared, but also may well spell doom for mankind. Fortunately, Ezekiel Boone has upped the ante on arachnophobia. This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling."
thumb
Bluebird, Bluebird (2017)
(Highway 59, book 1)
Attica Locke
"Attica Locke is a must-read author who writes with power, grace, and heart, and Bluebird, Bluebird is a remarkable achievement. This is a rare novel that thrills, educates, and inspires all at once. Don't miss it."
thumb
Saint of Wolves and Butchers (2018)
Alex Grecian
"Alex Grecian is a consummate storyteller, and The Saint of Wolves and Butchers may be his finest work to date. Diabolical plotting, compelling characters, and razor-honed prose drive this thriller of old secrets and high stakes across eras and a beautifully rendered American landscape. Don't miss it."
thumb
The Anomaly (2018)
Michael Rutger
"THE ANOMALY is my type of story -- terrific writing from a confident storyteller who lets the suspense build; a tense tale based on a true story of old mystery; a wilderness adventure, and a beautifully chilling twist. What more could you want? Sure to be in the mix with the best thrillers of the year, it's a thrilling and haunting read from first page to last."
thumb
The Darkest Time of Night (2018)
Jeremy Finley
"The Darkest Time of Night is a gripping and graceful thriller that conjures moody atmosphere and haunting circumstances into a rich read. Perfect for fans of the X-Files, Whitley Strieber, and Stranger Things, author Jeremy Finley delivers the goods in this compelling novel that will have you turning pages -- and turning up the lights."
thumb
The Disappearing (2018)
Lori Roy
"Lori Roy has been on my must-read list since her debut. There's a reason she's already won two Edgar Awards -- exemplary plotting, clever twists, and compelling characters -- but for me it is her voice that holds the most power. She writes with an ingenious, whispering menace and a masterful understanding of the way the past works on the present, and on the human heart. The Disappearing is her finest work to date."
thumb
The Girl From Blind River (2018)
Gale Massey
"With this dazzling debut, Gale Massey arrives as a rare talent, a writer's writer who should be read by the masses. The Girl From Blind River is a swift and thrilling story anchored by compelling characters and scored by graceful prose. The novel is both timeless and timely, and is sure to be one of the must-reads of 2018."

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors