Scott Carson (AKA Michael Koryta)

Scott Carson will sign and discuss The Chill (Atria $27).

Scott Carson is the pen name for a New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter. He lives in New England--just above a dam.

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.  

Event date: 

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
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The Chill: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982104597
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 11th, 2020

I just loved The Chill. Scott Carson, aka Michael Koryta, has written an excellent supernatural thriller. One hundred years ago, a town is drowned after the building of a dam. Now, a century later, that dam and its workers are coming back for revenge.

Superbly told, atmospheric, I loved it.  

P.S.  Build your house above a dam.

Highly recommended, my top 10 for 2020 already has a spot filled.  - Sally

How It Happened Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316293891
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 29th, 2019

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Rise the Dark Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316293860
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 1st, 2018

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Last Words Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316122689
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 5th, 2016

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Those Who Wish Me Dead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316122573
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Back Bay Books - July 14th, 2015

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The Prophet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316122597
Availability: Special Order
Published: Back Bay Books - August 13th, 2013

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