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    • ISBN:9780340998229
    • Publication date:02 Sep 2010

So Cold The River

By Michael Koryta

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The first supernatural thriller from the internationally acclaimed prize-winning author Michael Koryta.

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Michael Koryta's novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Quill and Barry awards. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he published his first novel at the age of twenty-one. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

Visit Michael Koryta's website at www.michaelkoryta.com and follow Michael on Twitter @mjkoryta

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  • ISBN: 9781848947221
  • Publication date: 09 Feb 2010
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Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple — Michael Connelly
A supernatural mystery that intensifies the suspense by thickening the atmosphere . . . a superior specimen, with its eerie tale of a lovely valley in Indiana . . . Koryta sets a beautiful scene, resplendent with dreamy images of phantom railroad trains and ghosts who wear bowler hats and play the violin — New York Times Book Review
An icy, terrifying winner. SO COLD THE RIVER puts an October chill in your blood by the end of the first chapter. It's not much longer before you've turned on all the lights and rechecked all the window locks. Few novelists warrant mention alongside Stephen King or Peter Straub. Michael Koryta, however, earns comparison to both. — Dennis Lehane
This book builds like a summer storm. Beautiful to watch until it shakes the house and knocks out the lights, leaving you alone in the dark. Another masterful work from Michael Koryta, SO COLD THE RIVER is guaranteed to put the cold finger down your spine. — Michael Connelly
Michael Koryta's West Baden Springs Hotel has joined Stephen King's Overlook Hotel in the listings of 5-star places to stay in The Lonely Planet's Guidebook to Hell. Like King's 'Overlook', Kortya's West Baden Springs is a real spa-hotel with real history. But if you stay there, for God's sake, don't drink the water! . . . Fright-inducing fiction worthy of our time, attention, and real enjoyment — Dan Simmons, author of The Terror and Drood
Fast-paced and action-packed, SO COLD THE RIVER is good, unclean fun. Like Joe Hill, Michael Koryta is infusing the old-school supernatural horror novel with new blood. Drink up! — Stewart O'Nan, author of A Prayer for the Dying
A great story, but what held me was the lean, clean prose and the sharp presentation of scenes and dialogue. Michael Koryta is a good story teller and a wonderful stylist. — Joe R. Lansdale
Michael Koryta is a gifted storyteller. His writing reminded me of the great Ruth Rendell - eerie, suspenseful, and pleasantly wicked. — Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan
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