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Suspense Night Featuring Megan Abbott, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Michael Koryta, Ace Atkins, and Reed Farrell Coleman
Left Bank Books, Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7pm
St. Louis County Library
Join us for an evening with five outstanding mystery and suspense writers who will each read from recent work and discuss their craft. This event brings together top writers from across the country, including Michael Koryta (The Prophet), Ace Atkins (Wonderland), Reed Farrel Coleman (Onion Street), Megan Abbott (Dare me), and Hank Phillippi Ryan (The Other Woman).
Location: Street: St. Louis County Library Additional: 1640 S. Lindbergh City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63124 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
DENNIS LEHANE and MICHAEL KORYTA
Inkwood Books, Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7pm
We are proud to join with the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading to present award winning bestselling authors Dennis Lehane and Michael Koryta together at Four Green Fields Irish Pub. Both authors will share stories in conversation with St. Petersburg Times book editor COLETTE BANCROFT, followed by booksigning.
Tickets are free with purchase of a copy of either Lehane’s newest novel, Live by Night (on sale October 2 - reserve your copies any time) or Koryta’s The Prophet from Inkwood. Reserving books and tickets ahead of time is strongly recommended (813-253-2638 or firstname.lastname@example.org) as space is limited. Please note that while tickets guarantee your chance to meet the authors and have your books personally autographed, tickets do not guarantee seats. Dennis Lehane's ninth novel, Live by Night, is the compelling tale of Joe Coughlin, youngest son of a prominent police captain, on his dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime, from petty thief in Jazz Age Boston to wildly successful rumrunner in Ybor City, with a fancy Hyde Park home. The riveting epic has a rich cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough guys and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. The spoils, thrills, and notoriety are tempered by the dark side of living by night, in this tour de force that once again proves Lehane is, as Bancroft says,“one of the big dogs of contemporary crime fiction”. “Lehane…has done his homework on local history. He evokes Ybor City's multicultural, ardently political past as well as its criminal legends, like those tunnels under the streets that bootleggers and drug dealers used… Lehane is a past master of suspense and action, and his turn here from characters who solve crimes to those who commit them offers him rich territory…Live by Night takes on big subjects - race, class, money, religion, friendship, family, violence - by embedding them in irresistible storytelling about a compelling, conflicted and mordantly funny man.” Tampa Bay Times “This is an utterly magnetic novel on every level…set against an exquisitely rendered historical backdrop.” Booklist (starred review) “Masterful. . . . Lehane has created a mature, quintessentially American story that will appeal to readers of literary and crime fiction alike.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) “...the novel builds to a powerful series of climaxes, following betrayal upon betrayal, which will satisfy Lehane’s fans and deserves to extend his readership as well. Power, lust and moral ambiguity combine for an all-American explosion of fictional fireworks.” Kirkus Reviews Dennis Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, but now makes his home in St. Petersburg most of the year. He has written eight other novels, A Drink Before the War; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island;and The Given Day. Michael Koryta’s latest novel, The Prophet, is a gripping story of the lingering effects of survivors of victims of violent crime, with destinies altered by guilt and blame. Though they haven’t spoken in years, brothers Adam and Kent Austin still live in the small town where their younger sister was abducted and murdered when they were teens. Guilt-ridden Adam is a bail bondsman working too close to the criminal fringes, while religiously rehabilitated Kent is the beloved high school football coach. When another teen girl is found murdered with circumstances eerily connecting the crime to the Austin brothers, they’re forced to confront their buried rage and grief as they unite to stop a killer. Hailed as one of the best young suspense writers at work today, Koryta has written his greatest novel ever - an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that proves why Michael Connelly has named him "one of the best of the best." “Friday Night Lights meets In Cold Bloodin this powerful tale…It's a brilliantly paced thriller that keeps its villains at a tantalizing distance, a compelling family portrait, a study in morality that goes beyond the usual black-and-white judgments, and an entertaining spin on classic football fiction. A flawless performance.” Kirkus Reviews Michael Koryta has won several prestigious awards and nominations for the Edgar, Quill, Shamus and Barry awards, and his work has been translated into nearly 20 languages. A former PI and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice, and currently lives in St. Petersburg, and Bloomington, Indiana.
Location: Street: Four Green Fields Additional: 205 West Platt Street City: Tampa, Province: Florida Postal Code: 33606 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Noir at the Bar featuring Michael Koryta, George Weir & Jesse Sublett
BookPeople, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7pm
MysteryPeople Presents Noir at the Bar
Featuring Michael Koryta Jesse Sublett George Weir
at Opal Divine's (700 West 6th St.)
The only thing most crime fiction fans love as much as books is drinking, so it only makes sense that someone would combine both. Started in Philadelphia a few years, Noir At The Bar has made its way across the country from St, Louis to LA. MysteryPeople hosted the first ever Noir At The Bar in Austin, and we're excited to do it again at Opal Divine's.
We have three great authors on deck tonight:
Michael Koryta is the author of seven previous novels, including Envy the Night, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery/thriller, and the Lincoln Perry series, which has earned nominations for the Edgar, Shamus, and Quill awards and won the Great Lakes Book Award. He'll be reading from his new book, The Prophet.
George Weir is a Native Texan living with his wife, Sallie, in Austin who writes Texas-based crime and mystery novels. His first published work was "Duckweed", a contribution to Lone Star Noir, Akashic Books, 2010. He is the author of the Bill Travis mystery series. His forthcoming Long Fall From Heaven, with Milton T. Burton, will be in print in March 2013.
Austin musician and author Jesse Sublett will read his work featured in Lone Star Noir. Jesse will also entertain us with some of his tunes.
So come out to Opal's (700 West 6th St.) at 7PM and help us with our new tradition - Austin's Noir at the Bar.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Murder By The Book, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 6:30pm
Michael Koryta will sign and discuss The Prophet (Little Brown; $25.99).
Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is the author of many novels, some of which have won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Great Lake Books Award, and St. Martin's Press/PWA Best First Novel prize, while also earning nominations for the Edgar, Quill, Shamus and Barry awards. In addition to winning the Los Angeles Times prize for best mystery, his novel Envy the Night was selected as a Reader's Digest condensed book. His work has been translated into nearly twenty languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice. He currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.
Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2pm
Michael Koryta Let’s say hello to one of today’s best young thriller writers when author Michael Koryta stops with his new title, The Prophet. A tangled bond of rage and grief between brothers may either further choke a chance for reconciliation or weave together a united force to stop a killer on the prowl. SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 at 2:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Poisoned Pen, A Mystery Bookstore, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5pm
Michael Koryta reads from The Ridge.
Signs the third in his thriller series: The Ridge (Little Brown $24.99). Michael joins author Steve Hamilton, bringing together two winners of the PWA/St Martins Press Best First Private Eye contest who have gone on to stellar careers! In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. For years the lighthouse has been considered no more than an eccentric local landmark-until its builder is found dead at the top of the light, and his belongings reveal a troubling local history. For deputy sheriff Kevin Kimble, the lighthouse-keeper's death is disturbing and personal. Years ago, Kimble was shot while on duty. Somehow the death suggests a connection between the lighthouse and the most terrifying moment of his life. Audrey Clark is in the midst of moving her large-cat sanctuary onto land adjacent to the lighthouse. Sixty-seven tigers, lions, leopards, and one legendary black panther are about to have a new home there. Her husband, the sanctuary's founder, died scouting the new property, and Audrey is determined to see his vision through. As strange occurrences multiply at the Ridge, the animals grow ever more restless, and Kimble and Audrey try to understand what evil forces are moving through this ancient landscape, just past the divide between dark and light. The Ridge is the new thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta, further evidence of why Dean Koontz has said "Michael Koryta's work resonates into deeper strata than does most of what I read" and why Michael Connelly has named him "one of the best of the best." (aripoisonedpen)
Poisoned Pen, A Mystery Bookstore, Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7pm
Michael Koryta signs Cypress House.
A journey to Florida's coast becomes an inescapable nightmare in the newest supernatural thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta. Arlen Wagner has seen it in men before--a trace of smoke in their eyes that promises imminent death. He is never wrong. When Arlen awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but soon are stranded at the Cypress House--an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady--directly in the path of an approaching hurricane. The storm isn't the only approaching danger, though. A much deadlier force controls the county and everyone living in it, and Arlen wants out--fast. But Paul refuses to abandon Rebecca to face the threats alone, even though Arlen's eerie gift warns that if they stay too long they may never leave. From its chilling beginning to terrifying end, The Cypress House is a story of relentless suspense from "one of the best of the best" (Michael Connelly). (aripoisonedpen)
Murder By The Book, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 6:30pm
Michael Koryta—Envy the Night
Left Bank Books, Monday, August 11, 2008 at 7pm
Michael Koryta , Envy the Night.
It has been seven years since Frank Temple III joined the rest of the world in learning his father’s bloody
secret: The U.S. marshal maintained a covert career as a contract killer, a double-life that ended in suicide
to avoid prosecution and prison.When Davin Matteson, the man who’d lured his father intot he killing
game only later to give him up to the FBI, returns to the isolated Wisconsin lake that was once sacred
ground for their families, Frank decides it’s homecoming he can’t allow. While Matteson is nowhere to be
found, his old cabin is indeed occupied—by a strange, beautiful woman and a man with a gun. When a pair
of assassins from Miami arrive on their heels, Frank knows Matteson can’t be far behind. (booksense)
The Mystery Company, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 7pm
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