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The Silent Hour
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About the Author

MICHAEL KORYTA's first novel, Tonight I Said Goodbye, was published when he was just twenty-one. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he began working as a newspaper reporter and for a private investigator while still in high school. Tonight I Said Goodbye won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Contest for first novel and the Great Lakes Book Award for best mystery, and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best first novel. His other novels include Envy the Night (winner of the 2008 mystery/thriller Los Angeles Times Book Prize), The Silent Hour, and Those Who Wish Me Dead. His novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR MICHAEL KORYTA The Silent Hour "Koryta spins a dark tale of broken dreams and second chances in his stunning fourth mystery to feature PI Lincoln Perry." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The inventive plot surprises right up to the end, and in Perry, Koryta has created a classic tough detective--a man with enough dark passages in his own past to recognize them in others, a bulldog who just can't let go until the ending of the story is told, no matter how close to hell it takes him." --St. Petersburg Times "Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader's bookshelf." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Koryta writes with maturity and grace, delivering clipped, crisp prose and crackling suspense." --Booklist "Koryta is definitely one of the best of the new generation of U.S. mystery writers." --The Globe and Mail (Canada) "The plot is intricately woven and moves forward slowly with intuitive leaps of faith. As a protagonist, Perry is completely human, with knowledge, ability and insecurities. The twists in the story are so unexpected that the reader can only scratch his or her head in awe and wonderment." --Crimespree magazine Koryta spins a dark tale of broken dreams and second chances in his stunning fourth mystery to feature PI Lincoln Perry. Publishers Weekly (starred review) The inventive plot surprises right up to the end, and in Perry, Koryta has created a classic tough detective--a man with enough dark passages in his own past to recognize them in others, a bulldog who just can't let go until the ending of the story is told, no matter how close to hell it takes him. St. Petersburg Times Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader's bookshelf. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Koryta writes with maturity and grace, delivering clipped, crisp prose and crackling suspense. Booklist Koryta is definitely one of the best of the new generation of U.S. mystery writers. The Globe and Mail (Canada) The plot is intricately woven and moves forward slowly with intuitive leaps of faith. As a protagonist, Perry is completely human, with knowledge, ability and insecurities. The twists in the story are so unexpected that the reader can only scratch his or her head in awe and wonderment. Crimespree magazine " Koryta spins a dark tale of broken dreams and second chances in his stunning fourth mystery to feature PI Lincoln Perry. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" The inventive plot surprises right up to the end, and in Perry, Koryta has created a classic tough detective--a man with enough dark passages in his own past to recognize them in others, a bulldog who just can't let go until the ending of the story is told, no matter how close to hell it takes him. "St. Petersburg Times" Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader's bookshelf. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)" Koryta writes with maturity and grace, delivering clipped, crisp prose and crackling suspense. "Booklist" Koryta is definitely one of the best of the new generation of U.S. mystery writers. "The Globe and Mail (Canada)" The plot is intricately woven and moves forward slowly with intuitive leaps of faith. As a protagonist, Perry is completely human, with knowledge, ability and insecurities. The twists in the story are so unexpected that the reader can only scratch his or her head in awe and wonderment. "Crimespree magazine"" CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR MICHAEL KORYTA The Silent Hour "Koryta spins a dark tale of broken dreams and second chances in his stunning fourth mystery to feature PI Lincoln Perry."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The inventive plot surprises right up to the end, and in Perry, Koryta has created a classic tough detective--a man with enough dark passages in his own past to recognize them in others, a bulldog who just can't let go until the ending of the story is told, no matter how close to hell it takes him."--St. Petersburg Times "Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader's bookshelf."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Koryta writes with maturity and grace, delivering clipped, crisp prose and crackling suspense."--Booklist "Koryta is definitely one of the best of the new generation of U.S. mystery writers."--The Globe and Mail (Canada) "The plot is intricately woven and moves forward slowly with intuitive leaps of faith. As a protagonist, Perry is completely human, with knowledge, ability and insecurities. The twists in the story are so unexpected that the reader can only scratch his or her head in awe and wonderment."--Crimespree magazine

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