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  • Author:
    Scott Brick,Michael Koryta
  • ISBN:
    1441758569
  • ISBN13:
    978-1441758569
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  • Publisher:
    Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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    4.4
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A Welcome Grave proves the promise. Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple. Despite Koryta's youth, his haunting writing and logical, sophisticated plotting rival that of established stalwarts like Loren Estleman.

A Welcome Grave proves the promise. With stories like this, his Lincoln Perry is going to be around for a long, long time. - Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author. 'With the publication of A Welcome Grave, it's time to stop referring to Michael Koryta as a boy wonder and just focus on the sheer wonder of his storytelling.

Lincoln Perry becomes a murder suspect when the person he hates more than anyone in the world (his ex-fiance's . Mr. Koryta is a talented writer, and I am looking forward to reading more of his works. I think "A welcome grave" is Mr. Koryta at his best.

Lincoln Perry becomes a murder suspect when the person he hates more than anyone in the world (his ex-fiance's husband) is tortured and killed. Lured into the case by the promise of easy cash, Perry is suddenly wanted by cops in two states in connection with two deaths. It's hard to blame the cops: all the signs point to him, because he's being framed.

So begins A Welcome Grave, the third novel by award-winning mystery writer Michael Koryta, featuring private investigator Lincoln Perry. Once a rising star on the Cleveland police force, Perry ended his career when he left one of the city's prominent attorneys, Alex Jefferson, bleeding in the parking lot of his country club--retribution for his affair with Perry's fiancée. 117 books - 24 voters. Mysteries Wrapped In Enigmas. 184 books - 52 voters. Once a rising star on the Cleveland police force, Perry ended his career when he left one of the city's prominent attorneys, Alex Jefferson, bleeding in the parking lot of his country club--retribution for his affair with Perry's fiancée

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So begins A Welcome Grave, the third novel by award-winning mystery writer Michael Koryta, featuring private investigator Lincoln Perry. Once a rising star on the Cleveland police force, Perry ended his career when he left one of the city’s prominent attorneys, Alex Jefferson, bleeding in the parking lot of his country club-retribution for his affair with Perry’s fianc?e. Now Jefferson is dead, the victim of a brutal murder, and his widow has called upon Perry for a favor he knows he shouldn’t accept but can’t turn down: to find Jefferson’s estranged son, partial beneficiary of the dead man’s.

Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is an American author of contemporary crime and supernatural fiction. His novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, and have won or been nominated for prizes and awards such as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, the Barry Award, the Quill Award, and the International Thriller Writers Awards.

Building on the skill that prompted the Toronto Sun to call him ''one of America's best young mystery writers,'' Michael Koryta makes A Welcome Grave an intense exploration of the lengths to which a desperate man is forced to go to clear his name and solve a crime. This is a thrilling new book that justifies the critical acclaim and solidifies his role as an emerging talent among today's top writers. Sometime after midnight, on a moonless October night turned harsh by a fine, windswept rain, one of the men I liked least in the world was murdered in a field near Bedford, just south of the city. . . The detectives went looking for suspects -- people whose histories with Jefferson were adversarial and hostile. At the top of that list, they found me. So begins A Welcome Grave, the third novel by award-winning mystery writer Michael Koryta featuring private investigator Lincoln Perry. Once a rising star on the Cleveland police force, Perry ended his career when he left one of the city's prominent attorneys, Alex Jefferson, bleeding in the parking lot of his country club -- retribution for his affair with Perry's fiancee. Now Jefferson is dead, the victim of a brutal murder, and his widow has called upon Perry for a favor he knows he shouldn't grant but can't turn down: to find Jefferson's estranged son, partial beneficiary of the dead man's fortune. The case is simple enough, a routine ''locate,'' and he'll be paid plenty of money for the work. The encounter should be simple, too: a brief exchange of information and maybe an empty condolence before Perry gets back into his truck and returns home. Instead, he's loaded into a police car and taken to a rural jail while Jefferson's son is zipped into a body bag. Perry soon learns that Jefferson's millions are the target of a thirst for revenge that hasn't been satisfied by blood. As a pair of deadly assailants push deep into the investigator's life, they bring with them police from two states who are determined to see Perry in jail.

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Lincoln Perry becomes a murder suspect when the person he hates more than anyone in the world (his ex-fiance's husband) is tortured and killed. Lured into the case by the promise of easy cash, Perry is suddenly wanted by cops in two states in connection with two deaths. It's hard to blame the cops: all the signs point to him, because he's being framed.

With his Yoda, partner Joe Pritchard, still on the mend from gunshot wounds suffered in their last case, young Perry is investigating a case on his own for the first time.

It almost costs him his life.

As in the previous books of this terrific series, the characters leap off the page, the dialogue sings, the prose is often gorgeous and the plot is very strong.

Experienced crime fiction readers might be able to predict where this book is going. And it could be argued that characters seem to get whacked on their noggins by guns one or two too many times.

However, it's hard to say that this book is anything less than a must-read. Five stars for Michael Koryta, my favorite new (to me) writer.
Marilore
This book is the third in Kortya's fine series about Lincoln Perry, a Cleveland private investigator.

Once again he weaves together strong local Cleveland color as well from southern Indiana to tell a Ross MacDonald-esque story of family greed, desires, and repressed secrets.

As his writing progresses, his plots have become even more multi-layered than in his fine debut work and its follow up. The villains are darker and the violence is greater. Complicating this book is that Perry is the most likely suspect in both locales for a couple of murders, and the local law enforcement officials have no interest in his side of the story. That tension between cop and PI has been done many times before, but not recently to such good effect.

It's a wonderful thing to contemplate work this good from someone in his twenties and just how scary good he might become. Can't wait for his next work!
Mushicage
OK people. Let's get past the fact that the author of three outstanding novels is only twenty-three years old. Let's look at his writing and when you do that, his genius is timeless.

The thing about this novel that enthralled me is how the protagonist of the book, Lincoln Perry, kept getting drawn deeper and deeper into the murder investigations in two locations notwithstanding the fact that he was innocent of either murder or the ones that followed.

There is a murderous manipulator at work in this story and how he goes about controlling events and getting the police to chase all the wrong suspects is both frustrating to the reader and infuriating to Lincoln Perry.

Do not pass up on anything this talented young man has written. They are keepers.
fetish
This is the third of the Koryta books that I've read and I have enjoyed every one of them. Other reviewers have referenced the plot line, the character development and how it is even stronger than in the first two novels, and so on. There is almost little to add but I'm going with this.

When the winner of the Kentucky Derby goes on to the Preakness and wins out over all the others but by a larger margin, and then goes to the Belmont and repeats it but by an even larger margin, the world knows it has a champion.

Koryta is young and he is a champion. Each of his works is just, well, better than the one before and what is amazing is that everyone of them reflects superb story telling and writing.

I, for one, am thrilled that Michael Koryta is so very young. He's going to be with us for a long, long time and that is great news for readers of this genre.

I look forward to next year's gift and I am especially anxious to follow the development in Lincoln Perry's personal life with Amy. I admit that I would like to see something that ties in her professional job with a Perry problem while, at the same time, allowing for the evolution of their relationship.

Tough assignment there? Not for Michael Koryta.
Wnex
A great mystery thriller that even will leave you rooting for a "bad guy!"

PI, Lincoln Perry's ex-fiance wants to hire him. The job - find out who murdered her husband and locate her estranged stepson. From the moment Perry sets out to find the stepson and give him the news he has inherited a small fortune, things go wrong. Within days, Perry becomes a "person of interest" himself for the murder. The closer Perry thinks he is getting to solving the mystery, the more he is dragged into a tangled webs of lies, deceit and murder.
Arcanefire
This is one of the best thrillers I had in years. It's a real page turner - I couldn't put the book down at all. It kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the entire novel. Mr. Koryta is a talented writer, and I am looking forward to reading more of his works. I think "A welcome grave" is Mr. Koryta at his best. Highly recommended.
Frostdefender
One of the best books I've read in ages. Kortya has a rare gift that puts him up there with the best authors. I can't wait to read book 4.
Sorrow's anthem is the sound of sirens...police and fire and emergency vehicles that come together all too often in this story.
Lincoln Perry and his partner Joe are investigating deaths and a rash of fires in Lincoln's home town. As the investigators go through many fire scenes and barely escape injury themselves, Lincoln renews old friendships and discovers past tragedies that affect many people in his life. A fascinating story, fast paced.