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Michael Koryta is a polymath. Why, he has been a private eye, journalist, screenwriter, and lectured journalism classes! Contextually, he is a tricenarian American writer. He has written acclaimed series and revered standalone novels. He is notable for writing especially The Lincoln Perry literary series.

Order of Lincoln Perry Series

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1Tonight I Said Goodbye 2004Description / Buy
2Sorrow's Anthem 2006Description / Buy
3A Welcome Grave 2007Description / Buy
4The Silent Hour 2009Description / Buy

Order of Markus Novak Series

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1Last Words 2015Description / Buy
2Rise the Dark 2016Description / Buy
3The Last Honest Horse Thief 2018Description / Buy

Order of Michael Koryta Standalone Novels

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1Envy the Night 2008Description / Buy
2So Cold the River 2010Description / Buy
3The Cypress House 2011Description / Buy
4The Ridge 2011Description / Buy
5The Prophet 2012Description / Buy
6Those Who Wish Me Dead 2014Description / Buy
7How It Happened 2018Description / Buy
8I'm Still Here 2019Description / Buy
9If She Wakes 2019Description / Buy
10The Chill ( As: Scott Carson) 2020Description / Buy
11Never Far Away 2021Description / Buy
12Where They Wait (As: Scott Carson) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Michael Koryta Short Stories/Novellas

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1The Apex Predator (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy
2Short Story (Short Story) ( With: Karin Slaughter) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012Description / Buy
2Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box) 2012Description / Buy
3The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012Description / Buy
4The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille) 2012Description / Buy
5An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012Description / Buy
6Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012Description / Buy
7The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013Description / Buy
8Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013Description / Buy
10The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2013Description / Buy
11The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014Description / Buy
13Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014Description / Buy
14The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014Description / Buy
15The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014Description / Buy
16The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014Description / Buy
17It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014Description / Buy
18The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott) 2015Description / Buy
21Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015Description / Buy
22Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015Description / Buy
23Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015Description / Buy
24From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015Description / Buy
25The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016Description / Buy
26Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016Description / Buy
27Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler) 2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016Description / Buy
29The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall) 2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018Description / Buy
32Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief 2018Description / Buy
35The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly) 2018Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen)2012Description / Buy
2The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry)2014Description / Buy
3Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box)2012Description / Buy
4An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)2012Description / Buy
5Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link)2012Description / Buy
6Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson)2018Description / Buy
7The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman)2012Description / Buy
8The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor)2013Description / Buy
10The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner)2013Description / Buy
11Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell)2013Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook)2014Description / Buy
13It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane)2014Description / Buy
14The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow)2014Description / Buy
15Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey)2014Description / Buy
16The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson)2014Description / Buy
17The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye)2014Description / Buy
18The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine)2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry)2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott)2015Description / Buy
21From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart)2015Description / Buy
22Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina)2015Description / Buy
23Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter)2016Description / Buy
24Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady)2015Description / Buy
25Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates)2015Description / Buy
26The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)2016Description / Buy
27The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall)2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey)2016Description / Buy
29Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler)2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale)2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd)2018Description / Buy
32The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly)2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler)2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief2018Description / Buy
35The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille)2012Description / Buy

Michael Koryta Anthologies

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1 Seize the Night2015Description / Buy
2 Detours2016Description / Buy
3 MatchUp2017Description / Buy
4 Hark! the Herald Angels Scream2018Description / Buy
5 When a Stranger Comes to Town2021Description / Buy
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Lincoln Perry, a Cleveland-based private detective, is the featured protagonist in the “Lincoln Perry” series of books authored by Michael Koryta. The earliest book portraying character Lincoln Perry was initially published in 2004 titled Tonight I Said Goodbye, and this series of novels is archived under contemporary crime fiction genre.

Lincoln Perry, a youth adult, is a sleuth and a former policeman. After he is done with his stint as a cop, Perry teams up with Joe Pritchard. Pritchard, who is a retiree, is also a former cop but smarter than Perry. The duo is now operating an investigative agency.

The first book in this page-turner whodunit series, Tonight I Said Goodbye, starts by revisiting a seemingly suicide incident involving Wayne Weston, a Cleveland-resident and private eye. Bizarrely, both the spouse and baby of the deceased cannot be accounted for hard on the heels of the suspicious death. Prompted by Weston’s parent, Perry and Pritchard embark on a sleuthing mission. The duo realizes that they is more than meets the eye shortly thereafter. They not only have scant background information but also rub shoulders with Russian mafia in virtue of a gambling connection.

Helpful tips, assistance from authoritative sources and their relentless sleuthing notwithstanding, an unpredictable murder is a fly in the ointment. His crafting of the series is masterly and an out-and-out proof of his aptitude for writing, and, subsequently, won Michael Koryta The St. Martin’s Press/PWA award in the Best First PI Novel category.

Michael Koryta Awards

Since the time Michael Koryta put pen to paper in his early twenties, nominations and rewards have come in his train. In 2003, Koryta’s 2004 book, Tonight I Said Goodbye, was awarded by The St. Martin’s Press in conjunction with The Private Eye Writers of America (the PWA), in their Best First PI Novel category. In 2005, the debut was also among the nominees for the Edgar Awards in the Best First Novel (authored by Americans) category.

Michael Koryta, who is an alumnus of Indiana University, received the desirable Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the institution. In the years 2008 and 2010, his 2007 novel titled A Welcome Grave and the 2009 novel titled The Silent Hour were nominated for the Shamus Awards, respectively. Both books were in the Best PI Hardcover Novel categories. The 2008 novel called Envy the Night was among the finalists for the Barry Awards (2009) in the Best Novel category. Koryta’s 2011 book, The Cypress House, has also been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards’ Best Horror group.

Envy the Night won the Los Angeles Times Book Awards in the Mystery-cum-Thriller group. Read on other nominations. The Ridge was a favorite for both The International Thriller Writers Awards’ Best Hardcover Novel group and Macavity Awards in the Best Mystery section. The Cypress House was another favorite for the Gold Dagger Award (2011). Those Who Wish Me Dead, published in 2014, clinched the Barry Award (2015) in the Best Thriller category.

Michael Koryta Movies

Incidentally, there is no film adaptation in the market at the moment. However, plans are in the advanced stage–contractual agreements are over– of adapting nine books authored by Michael Koryta for the silver screen. The Lincoln Perry series of books has been earmarked for film adaptation. Other standalone books are the The Ridge (published in 2011), The Prophet (produced in 2012), the 2011 book titled So Called the River, and award-winning Those Who Wish Me Dead. The latter is being worked on by 20th Century Fox.

Best Michael Koryta Books

Many books authored by Michael Koryta have featured in notable bestseller listings. But the best of his books are those which have been runners-up or clinched awards. Tonight I Said Goodbye is a worthy read. The Ridge ticks all the boxes. This book is set in Blade Ridge upon Kentucky where, ironically, the person who built a lighthouse has died suspiciously, evoking a worrying local tale. A Welcome Grave, which is the third in the Lincoln Perry series, is a book worth your time. Hereby, Lincoln Perry’s archenemy, Jefferson, is killed; the investigators have closed in on Perry because he is a person of interest.

Other Book You May Like

Consistent readers of the literary work published by Michael Koryta also looked out for the following. The first is White Devil authored by Justin Evans; this paranormal book concerns a teenage American, who has an ill-fated life, schooling in a British school. Another worthwhile book is called Spiral by Paul McEun; this thriller is about a researcher-cum-laureate whose suspicious death seemingly resulted from being sacrificed at the altar of quest for battle supremacy. The Painted Darkness penned by Brian James Freeman is yet another one; this supernatural novel is about a painter whose childhood is marred by an indescribable phenomenon which inspired his drawing pursuit.

When Does The Next Michael Koryta book come out?

Michael Koryta doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is When a Stranger Comes to Town and was released on April, 20th 2021.

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