On the SO COLD THE RIVER Movie

On the SO COLD THE RIVER Movie

SO COLD THE RIVER will be available in select theaters Friday, and to anyone with either a smart TV or on-demand cable or satellite on Tuesday, and I hope some of you have a chance to give it a look. This one is a passion project for me – the idea for the book came...
Tampa Bay Times on WHERE THEY WAIT

Tampa Bay Times on WHERE THEY WAIT

Do you ever watch horror films and shout at the screen, “Don’t go in there!” Where They Wait had me wanting to shout at Nick, “Throw away that phone!” But we never do, do we? Click here to read the review
Michael Koryta recommends 6 books for spooky season

Michael Koryta recommends 6 books for spooky season

Michael Koryta, the best-selling author of 16 crime thrillers, writes horror fiction under the pseudonym Scott Carson. His latest Carson novel, Where They Wait, is a Halloween-worthy tale that has inspired him to name his own seasonal favorites. Click here to read...
New York Times on WHERE THEY WAIT

New York Times on WHERE THEY WAIT

“Mindfulness apps are frightening beasts, but a mindfulness app that delves deep inside the psyche to control dreams? Pure horror. The premise of WHERE THEY WAIT, Scott Carson’s compulsively readable psychological horror novel, rests upon anxiety and a need to...
Publishers Weekly on WHERE THEY WAIT

Publishers Weekly on WHERE THEY WAIT

“Superior prose (“The elevator doors sealed across her like gravedigger’s dirt”) enhances a craftily twisted plot, which sticks its landing.” Click here to read the starred review
Booklist on WHERE THEY WAIT

Booklist on WHERE THEY WAIT

“Carson does not disappoint in his new technology-inspired horror novel.” Click here to read the full review

Bookstore News

It’s always nice to have good bookstore news, and this month I’ve got two pleasant developments. In Maine, Sherman’s Booksellers has reopened in Rockland. The Camden store was an early covid casualty, one that was a real blow to me and I’m sure to many in the...
On the THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD Movie

On the THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD Movie

It has been suggested to me – or demanded of me, with threat of bodily harm – that it would be prudent to offer a few words from the author about the pending movie. Seems easy. It really does. Just say a few words about the movie version of your book… Whew. Not so...

THE CHILL Audiobook

THE CHILL is now available as an audiobook! Download your copy here: Audible: https://adbl.co/2SNROps Apple Books: https://apple.co/39rcuJ7 Google...

Principal Photography Wraps on Horror Thriller So Cold the River

BADEN SPRINGS, Ind., March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Principal photography just concluded on the horror thriller So Cold the River, a feature adaptation of New York Times-bestselling author Michael Koryta’s novel. Written and directed by Paul...
Tampa Bay Times on WHERE THEY WAIT

Tampa Bay Times on THE CHILL

Koryta has been winning awards for his crime fiction since he was 21; with The Chill he’s making his assured mark in another genre. Click here to read the review

New York Journal of Books on THE CHILL

The Chill is a great tale, not of man’s inhumanity to man, but of man’s inhumanity to nature. Now, nature, with some supernatural assistance, strikes back. Click here to read the review

ERNEST HEMINGWAY IN THE YELLOWSTONE HIGH COUNTRY by Chris Warren

This is a book recommendation for anyone who is a Hemingway fan or who has ever had the good fortune to pass through Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana. (Or Sheridan and Cody, Wyoming, but I always prefer to give Montana the credit.) I had the privilege of getting to...

Reading Favorites 2019 — So Far

It’s been a great year of reading here at Camp Koryta. If you’re searching for an end-of-summer read, check out some of my favorites from this year below, or scan previous recommendations from the newsletter! I’ve got everything from mysteries to...

IF SHE WAKES: Signed Copies

Signed copies of IF SHE WAKES will be available at Michael’s upcoming tour events, but if you won’t be able to get to one of them, you can preorder a signed copy from these fine retailers: Murder by the Book  (Include a comment on the order form that you...