Media Mentions & Reviews

  • 5/22/2013 – Word Vagabound (blogger book review)

City of Woe by Christopher Ryan

“So, what are you getting when you pick up City of Woe?  A fast-paced, engaging, well-plotted, and smoothly written mystery with a bit of supernatural garnish, featuring fantastic, lifelike characters that jump off the page, and excellent dialogue…”

  • 4/19/2013 – Hackensack Chronicle/ (newspaper/web)

Hackensack High School teacher wins award for debut novel

“Though Ryan’s prequel to “City of Woe,” entitled “Bad Reputation,” will be released this summer, he is already working on a sequel…”

  • 3/16/2013 – Succotash Reviews (blogger book review)

City of Woe by Christopher Ryan

“This was so well written I would not have believed it was Ryan’s first [book]…”

  • 3/2/2013 – The Reading Circle WP88.7FM (radio interview)

Interview with Marc Medley – Click here

  • 2/19/2013 – The Bookcast (podcast interview)

Price, McBain, Move Over. Ryan Owns NYC Now

“We definitely need to see more from Chris Ryan…”

  • September 2012 – The County Seat (newspaper)

Hackensack Teacher Publishes Thriller

“The detectives are written in such a way that the reader expects to run into them on the streets…”

  • 9/30/2012 – Literary R&R (blogger book review)

Review: City of Woe by Christopher Ryan

“This novel should be named “City of WHOA!” I found myself holding my breath, repeatedly, waiting for the story to play out. Non-stop suspense is the rule for this story, and it never wavers…”

  • 9/9/2012 – Just Another Rabid Reader (guest blog)

Does the author see youth changing literature or literature changing youth? what role does media play?

“Does youth change literature? Hell yeah. Does literature change youth? Starting today, I’ll be going back into class again to do my very best to make sure it does…”

  • 8/23/2012 – Twin-Boro News/ (newspaper/web)

New Milford author takes his readers to a ‘City of Woe’

“‘The goal is to thrill first,’ Ryan said, ‘and then challenge readers to consider what they believe…'”