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Koryta, Michael

Works: 84 works in 530 publications in 11 languages and 28,161 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror fiction  Short stories  Noir fiction  Paranormal fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Horror tales  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3611.O749, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Koryta
Most widely held works by Michael Koryta
So cold the river by Michael Koryta( Book )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After he is hired by Alyssa Bradford to research the life of her 95-year-old billionaire father-in-law, Eric Shaw visits the man's hometown. There he discovers a restored hotel that has a checkered past and a newly reawakened evil bent on revenge
The ridge by Michael Koryta( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, a lighthouse at the top of a hill called Blade Ridge has lit up the surrounding woods. But when the lighthouse keeper is found dead, strange things begin happening to the people and animals in the area
The Cypress House by Michael Koryta( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Arlen Wagner awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but are soon stranded at the Cypress House--an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady--directly in the path of an approaching hurricane. But the storm isn't the only approaching danger
Matchup by Lee Child( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects stories written by best-selling thriller authors,11 women and 11 men partnered in male-female literary pairings, in anthology that includes contributions by such favorites as Sandra Brown, John Sandford and Eric Van Lustbader
Rise the dark by Michael Koryta( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rise the dark. These were the last words written in Lauren Novak's notebook before she was murdered in a strange Florida village. They've never meant anything to the police or to her husband, investigator Markus Novak. Now the man he believes killed her, Gardland Webb, is out of prison and draws Markus to the scene he's avoided for so long: the lonely road where his wife was shot to death beneath the cypress trees and Spanish moss in a place called Cassadaga. In Red Lodge, Montana, a senseless act of vandalism shuts the lights off in the town where Sabrina Baldwin is still trying to adjust to a new home and mourning the loss of her brother, who was a high-voltage linesman just like her husband, Jay. As the spring's final snowstorm calls Jay deeper into the mountains, chasing the destruction to the electrical grid, Sabrina is abducted by Garland Webb, Lauren's purported killer. Drawing them all together is a messianic killer who understands that you can never outpace your past. You can only rise against the future"--Jacket
The silent hour by Michael Koryta( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Parker Harrison--a convicted killer and former client of a unique programme for paroled murderers--asks private investigator Lincoln Perry to find the daughter of a deceased Mafia don, Perry decides to take the request at face value until he discovers that the bones of the woman's husband were discovered at the exact same time Harrison began his quest to locate her
A welcome grave by Michael Koryta( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the murder of prominent attorney Alex Jefferson, Cleveland private detective Lincoln Perry is called in by the victim's widow to help locate Jefferson's estranged son, only to find himself the prime suspect in the killing of the missing man
Tonight I said goodbye by Michael Koryta( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an up-scale cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston's father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his grand daughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports. There are rumours of gambling debts and extortion, and a group of Russians with ties to organised crime who don't appreciate being investigated - a point they make clear with baseball bats. With some assistance from newspaper reporter Amy Ambrose, Perry and Pritchard believe they are making swift progress. But then they are warned off the investigation by a millionaire real estate tycoon and the FBI. Just when they feel they are closing in on a possible source of answers, another murder forces them to change direction in the case
Sorrow's anthem by Michael Koryta( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective Lincoln Perry becomes involved in a personal investigation when his best friend, Ed Gradduk, on the run from police accusing him of arson and murder, dies in a violent confrontation with the Cleveland police
Hap and Leonard by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seven short stories highlights the adventures of liberal "good ol' boy" Hap Collins and conservative, black, gay Leonard Pine as they get into trouble in East Texas
So cold the river by Michael Koryta( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It started with a beautiful woman and a challenge. As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job even though there are few clues to the man's past? just the name of his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary history? a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once mingled, and hot springs whose miraculous mineral water cured everything from insomnia to malaria. Neglected for years, the resort has been restored to its former grandeur just in time for Eric's stay. Just hours after his arrival, Eric experiences a frighteningly vivid vision. As the days pass, the frequency and intensity of his hallucinations increase and draw Eric deeper into the town's dark history. He discovers that something besides the hotel has been restored? a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to regain its lost glory. Brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, So Cold the River is a tale of irresistible suspense with a racing, unstoppable current
The prophet by Michael Koryta( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers in a small Midwestern town, one the high school's beloved football coach on the verge of a state championship, one scraping by as a bail bondsman, whose sister was abducted and murdered when they were teenagers have been divided since that day. Now a new killing with ties to each of them has forced a painful and adversarial reunion. In a masterful return to mystery fiction, Michael Koryta has written a deeply haunting and suspenseful novel
The ridge by Michael Koryta( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local Kentucky reporter must convince people that an age-old local legend has come to life after he receives a suicide note from the builder of a homemade lighthouse in the middle of the woods
Last words by Michael Koryta( Recording )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On the same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. Garrison is much like any place in America, proud and fortified against outsiders. For Mark to delve beneath the town's surface, he must match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone: a man who seemed to have lost his mind--a man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well
Those who wish me dead : a novel by Michael Koryta( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When thirteen-year-old Jace witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity, and hidden in a wilderness skills program. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a quest to reach him. The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace dead are no longer far behind
Rise the dark by Michael Koryta( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Investigator Mark Novak says that he was asleep when his wife died. His relentlessness as an investigator has been his professional calling card and curse, but he couldn't bear to ever investigate what happened to his wife two years before, until now
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So cold the river
Alternative Names
Michael Koryta American writer

Michael Koryta Amerikaans romanschrijver

Michael Koryta écrivain américain

코리타, 마이클 1982-

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