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