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The New York Times Loves Last Words

NTYThe New York Times already loves LAST WORDS! Check out Marilyn Stasio’s review online, where she describes Michael’s latest work, “There are authors who keep writing the same book, over and over. Michael Koryta is not one of those authors. An inventive storyteller who’s also a skilled stylist, he’s constantly experimenting…even on a literal level, Koryta’s descriptions possess an unearthly beauty.”

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Scaring Stephen King!

2015 will feature a lot of new releases. In addition to the new book, LAST WORDS, which will be released on August 18, Little, Brown and Co. will be reissuing THE PROPHET and THE RIDGE in mass market paperback and THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD in trade paperback. (more…)

First review — starred Booklist

Those Who Wish Me Dead, June 3, 2014 Release

“Koryta, a widely praised veteran of cross-genre tales, has upped his game with this stand-alone’s seamless blend of western-wilderness thriller and mainstream crime fiction, with a prickly dab of horror. Ethan Serbin, an elite survival-skills instructor during his Air Force career, now runs a similar program for troubled teens in the Montana wilderness. (more…)