Barry Lyga - Author

About the Author

Barry Lyga is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers, its sequel Game, and his debut, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. He now knows way too much about how to dispose of a human body. Barry lives and writes in New York City. His website is barrylyga.com.

Featured books by Barry Lyga

Game

Game

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Jasper Dent has a special talent. He knows how killers think. Because his father is America's most notorious serial killer. And he taught Jasper every trick he knows. A series of gruesome murders in New York gives Jasper the chance to prove that he's not his father's son. It's time to hunt a killer. But the game has just begun...

Other books by Barry Lyga

Bang

Bang

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2018

A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood. Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend--Aneesa--to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out. Unflinching and honest, Bang is as true and as relevant as tomorrow's headlines, the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed.

Wolverine Wolverine Young Readers Novel Young Readers Novel

Wolverine Wolverine Young Readers Novel Young Readers Novel

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Game

Game

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Bang

Bang

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2017

A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood. Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend--Aneesa--to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out. Unflinching and honest, Bang is as true and as relevant as tomorrow's headlines, the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed.

Bang

Bang

Author: Barry Lyga Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2017

"e;Fans of 13 Reasons Why will find a lot to like in Lyga's latest."e; --Entertainment WeeklyThis is Where it Ends, Hate List, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock readers will appreciate this heartbreaking novel about living with your worst mistake, from New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga.Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun.Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend, Aneesa, to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this.Now he needs a gun to get out.Unflinching and honest, Bang is the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed, as true and as relevant as tomorrow's headlines.

After the Red Rain

After the Red Rain

Author: Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, Robert DeFranco Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2015

A post-apocalyptic novel with a cinematic twist from New York Times bestseller Barry Lyga, actor Peter Facinelli, and producer Robert DeFranco. On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to mega-cities, and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard for. But one day, she comes across a beautiful boy struggling to cross the river. A boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet. A boy with an unusual name...Rose. But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart by the murder of the Magistrate's son, and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do they know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.

After the Red Rain

After the Red Rain

Author: Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2015

A postapocalyptic novel with a cinematic twist from New York Times bestseller Barry Lyga, actor Peter Facinelli, and producer Robert DeFranco. On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard for. But one day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river--a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet. But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate's son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.

Blood Of My Blood

Blood Of My Blood

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Jasper Dent can't escape his family. Wherever he goes, whatever he does, his father's reputation hangs over him. Because Billy Dent's not like other dads. He's a serial killer. And now he's got Jasper's girlfriend in his clutches. Billy must be stopped, against all the odds. Jasper knows he's the only one who can do it, the only one smart enough and quick enough to find him. After all, it's in his blood.

Blood of My Blood

Blood of My Blood

Author: Barry Lyga Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2014

The final book in this thrilling, terrifying series by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga is perfect for fans of Dexter.Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod. Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy. But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "e;Like father, like son?"e; Who is the true monster?The chase is on, and beyond Billy there lurks something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King.

Game

Game

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Jasper Dent has a special talent. He knows how killers think. Because his father is America's most notorious serial killer. And he taught Jasper every trick he knows. A series of gruesome murders in New York gives Jasper the chance to prove that he's not his father's son. It's time to hunt a killer. But the game has just begun...

Lucky Day

Lucky Day

Author: Barry Lyga Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

This is the story of the small town sheriff who captured one of the world's most ruthless and cunning murderers. A prequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller, I Hunt Killers.It all started with Dead Girl #1 and Dead Girl #2, the first killings in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod in decades. Two murders: just a coincidence, or something more sinister? One thing's for sure--it was definitely inconvenient in a year when Sheriff G. William Tanner, a mourning widower, had to run for reelection. With a trail gone cold, it's only luck that links the murders to the most notorious serial killer in memory. And in a town like Lobo's Nod, the killer must be someone Tanner already knows....

Game

Game

Author: Barry Lyga Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

The second book in this thrilling, terrifying series by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga is perfect for fans of Dexter.Billy grinned. "e;Oh, New York,"e; he whispered. "e;We're gonna have so much fun."e; I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.In an effort to prove murder didn't run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo's Nod to solve a deadly case. And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz's door asking for help, he can't say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple--and its police force--running scared. So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer's murderous game.Both the stakes and the body count are higher in this suspenseful and unstoppable sequel from acclaimed author Barry Lyga.

I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers

Author: Barry Lyga Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2013

You're seventeen years old and your father is the most notorious serial killer America has ever produced. He brought you up. Taught you everything he knows. Everyone in your ordinary American town knows who you are. So even though Dear Old Dad is safely behind bars, when the killing starts all over again, you are the first person the police come to see... They don't know whether it's nature or nurture. And neither do you...

I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers

Author: Barry Lyga Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

The first book in this thrilling, terrifying series by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga is perfect for fans of Dexter. It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field.Except for the body.Jazz is a likable teenager. A charmer, some might say.But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, "e;Take Your Son to Work Day"e; was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could--from the criminals' point of view.And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod. Again.In an effort to prove murder doesn't run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows?From acclaimed author Barry Lyga comes a riveting thriller about a teenager trying to control his own destiny in the face of overwhelming odds.

Brookdale and Beyond

Brookdale and Beyond

Author: Barry Lyga Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2011

Welcome to the Barry Lyga Sampler!In this e-book, youll find excerpts from four of Barrys young adult novels, collectively referred to as the Brookdale books, since they share a common setting in the fictional town of Brookdale, Maryland. Each excerpt here features a short introduction by Barry, as well as a snippet of an interview about the book. Weve also included some free short stories. And as a special treat for you, those who have downloaded this sampler, we are proud to present the first chapter of Mangaman, Barrys first graphic novel, with art by the illustrious Colleen Doran!We hope you enjoy this look at Barrys work. To buy any of the novels (including Mangaman), visit your local bookstore or favorite online bookseller. Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com, www.facebook.com/barrylyga, and www.twitter.com/barrylyga.

Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

Author: Barry Lyga Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2007

Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboys new little brother or sister.Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel hes been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, andmost important of alla way out of the crappy little town he lives in and away from all the people who make it hell for him. When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. But Kyra has secrets, too. And they could lead Fanboy to his dreams . . . or down a path into his own darkness.From the Compact Disc edition.

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