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Down goes The Cypress House! More event chaos…


The rescheduled Indianapolis event at Big Hat Books has been cancelled, I just learned. New date pending.

Cleveland, I’ll see you on February 25.

And Houston…please say you’ll see me Monday? I think it’s time to retreat to another corner of the country. I’ll study the tactics of the Midwest in February, look for a weakness, and come roaring back.

Cleveland Rescheduled

The winter storm continues to make its impact. The signing at Crocker Park in Cleveland has been cancelled for tomorrow night. It has been rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 25. Please make note of the change, and I hope to see you Clevelanders out in late February! Many thanks.

Events rescheduled due to weather!


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER

Due to a forecast that sounds like a kinder, gentler version of the Apocalypse in the Midwest this week, both stores and publisher have agreed that it would be best to reschedule some events, as we want to not only see people in attendance, but to see them travel safely! Please note the following changes:

Bloomington, Indiana, Tuesday, Feb. 1, Barnes & Noble. This event has been moved to Saturday, February 5, at 1 p.m. Hope to see you on a sunny Saturday instead. If you brave the elements on Tuesday (please don’t) then leave your name and desired inscription with the great staff at this store and I’ll sign the book on Saturday.

Indianapolis, Indiana, Wednesday, Feb. 2, Big Hat Books. This event has been moved to Saturday, February 5, at 6 p.m.
Also, a reminder that the Saturday signing in Ann Arbor has been cancelled. We are in the process of finding a replacement date, and I apologize.

As of now, Cleveland’s signing at Barnes & Noble Crocker Park remains scheduled, pending weather developments.

Thanks to you all for your patience, and travel safe. And remember — if the roads are a pain, most of your favorite bookstores will ship right to your door! Nothing better on a snowy night than reading an eerie thriller by candlelight. Keep it in mind. This one is event set in Florida — will warm your ice-covered home with tropical breezes, I promise.

Some nice mentions of the book over the last week:

Entertainment Weekly keeps me at a perfect 3.0 grade average in my history with them: “The Cypress House picks up steam, building to a seriously tense and twisted final act. With its evocative Gulf Coast setting, the book makes for a warm beach read in midwinter.” B

The New York Times Book Review’s Marilyn Stasio includes THE CYPRESS HOUSE in her crime fiction roundup, and remarks on “Koryta’s knack for putting a supernatural spin on the angst depicted in classic noir fiction.”

The Columbus Dispatch: “(Koryta) paces the novel masterfully, allowing it to steam for a while, simmer as threads from the past are added to the mix, then come to a rolling boil for the last 100 pages. When violence enters the picture, and it often does, Koryta lets the horror speak for itself rather than exploiting it. His knowledge of the Gulf Coast landscape helps with the novel’s credibility but never intrudes on the action…..Koryta is quickly taking his place among the top American writers of supernatural suspense.”

The Cypress House tour announced

Preliminary dates and locations are below. Hope to see you out there!

10/23: St. Petersburg, FL
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES FESTIVAL OF READING

11/20: Miami, FL
MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL

1/20: St. Petersburg, FL
ECKERD COLLEGE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

1/24: Tampa, FL
6:00 PM, INKWOOD BOOKS

1/25: Sarasota, FL
2:00 PM, CIRCLE BOOKS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY EVENT

1/26: West Palm, FL
6:30 PM, CLASSIC BOOKSHOP WITH WELLINGTON LIBRARY

1/27: Miami, FL
8:00 PM, BOOKS & BOOKS

2/1: Bloomington, IN
7:00 PM, BORDERS

2/2: Indianapolis, IN
6:00 PM, BIG HAT BOOKS

2/3: Cleveland, OH
7:00 PM BARNES & NOBLE – Crocker Park

2/7: Houston, TX
6:30 PM MURDER BY THE BOOK

2/8: Phoenix, AZ
7:00 PM, POISONED PEN BOOKSTORE

2/9: San Diego, CA
7:00 PM, MYSTERIOUS GALAXY

2/10: Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM, MYSTERY BOOKSTORE

2/11: San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM, BOOK PASSAGE

2/12: San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM, M IS FOR MYSTERY

2/13: San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM, BOOKS INC BERKELEY

On to the next one…


Already? Yes, the new book is sneaking up on me pretty quickly, and I’ll have plenty to say about The Cypress House — which was perhaps my favorite writing experience thus far — in the future. For now I’ll show you the gorgeous cover, and I am deeply honored to share the following quotes about the book, which releases on Jan. 24.

The Cypress House is a unique and entertaining blend of noir and paranormal suspense, with a tightly controlled supernatural thread as believable as the gunplay. Mr. Koryta is at the start of what will surely be a great career. He’s now on my must-read list.”
Dean Koontz

The Cypress House is a dazzling blend of suspense, the supernatural, and superb storytelling. What a gifted writer. Michael Koryta is the real deal.” –Ron Rash, author of Serena

“Michael Koryta is one of our new dynamos in the world of books, and in The Cypress House he spreads his range, wedding suspense with the supernatural in the eeriness of 1930s Florida. He uses the psychology of place to penetrate the human heart and delivers his tale of hurricanes and love and hauntings with great narrative force. Koryta’s becoming a wonder we’ll appreciate for a long time.” Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone

“Michael Koryta has fashioned a great character in his reluctant prophet, Arlen Wagner, a good man who ends up with an awful lot of blood on his hands before the denouement of this deliciously dark tale. Koryta is a fantastic storyteller, and the many admirers of his previous novel, So Cold the River, will find similar chilly pleasures awaiting them here.” –Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan and The Ruins

“Michael Koryta’s command of story, character, and language put him in an elite group of writers at work today: Elmore Leonard, Michael Connelly and Lee Child to name a few. He is one of the very best writers out there. Don’t try to label him, or stick him in a genre; that would be a disservice. Just read him, and soon you’ll be saying Michael Koryta is among the best there is. And even that praise falls miserably short.”
Ridley Pearson author of In Harm’s Way

“Koryta is superb with mood and setting…the simmering tension erupts into a rolling boil by the bloody, spooky, and satisfying ending.”
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