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:

A Well-Crafted Mystery

The Tampa Bay Times calls HOW IT HAPPENED a “a well-crafted mystery” and says of Michael:   “He’s adept at using setting to frame a story, whether it’s the steamy Florida coast (The Cypress House) or chilly Indiana caves (So Cold the River). In How...

Pre-Order A Signed HOW IT HAPPENED

Looking for a signed copy of HOW IT HAPPENED? Check out The Poisoned Pen Bookstore and Murder by the Book to pre-order your copy: Poisoned Pen MBTB