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:

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: iTunes:

A Case that Keeps Haunting

The Wall Street Journal reviews the “absorbing and action-filled” HOW IT HAPPENED. Sign into WSJ to read the review:  HOW IT HAPPENED is available May 15 in stores,  or for pre-order now: Amazon: