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Andrew Pyper - Author

About the Author

Andrew Pyper was born in Stratford, Ontario, in 1968. He received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. He is the author of four bestselling novels, including THE GUARDIANS and LOST GIRLS. He is also the winner of the ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD.

 

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Featured books by Andrew Pyper

The Damned

The Damned

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Ashleigh and Danny Orchard are twins, not that you'd ever tell by looking at them - Danny distant and shy, Ash beautiful and accomplished. But there's a secret in the Orchard house: Ash is a monster, a psychopath who can feel only through bringing others pain. When Ash and Danny are caught in a fire on their 16th birthday, both of them die. But only Danny comes back. Since then, Ash has haunted Danny, denying him any form of normal life ...or love. When Danny meets Willa and her son Eddie he glimpses the life he could have without Ash. To stop her from ruining his new-found happiness, Danny must venture into the frightening underworld of Detroit, where he will unearth the mystery of the night his and Ash's fates changed for ever. Dark and compelling, THE DAMNED is a story of how heaven and hell aren't about death, but about the decisions we make in life.

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Other books by Andrew Pyper

The Homecoming

The Homecoming

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

'A smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving novel' GILLIAN FLYNN on Andrew Pyper's The Demonologist EVERY FAMILY HAS SECRETS. It is only after their father dies that Aaron, Bridge and Franny learn how wealthy he was. But they must fulfil a request in his will to get any inheritance: spend a month in a cabin, deep in the mountains, with no contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree. BUT SECRETS CAN BE A REAL KILLER. The isolation soon makes them question what their father was trying to tell them. And why they have memories of the cabin, though none of them have been there before. The only thing they are sure of is that something is calling to them from the darkness of the woods. And before the month is through, they will discover just how deadly secrets can be. For fans of The Haunting of Hill House, Twin Peaks and Stephen King, Andrew Pyper returns with this gripping novel about the dark side of family. *** PRAISE for ANDREW PYPER *** 'Brilliant thriller . . . readers will be invested in the thoughtfully constructed characters. Fans of Josh Malerman's Bird Box will be pleased' Publishers Weekly on The Homecoming (* Starred Review) 'One assumes the book was written beneath a full moon . . . Pyper's petrifying imagination comes through in the details. The Homecoming creates a battle between the reader's faith in what they know about their own histories and the leery possibility of treachery emerging out of nowhere . . . Pyper's craftsmanship knows no limit when it comes to making the reader confront their own inescapable fears' Globe and Mail 'Weird, wonderful, audacious . . . Brilliantly constructed and absolutely mesmerizing, this could very well be [Pyper's] best book yet' Booklist 'Genuinely terrifying, don't-read-late-at-night stuff. Thrilling, compelling and beautifully written' SJ Watson, bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep 'Pyper's style flips back and forth from gallows humour to Grand Guignol horror...you'll want to keep all the lights on as you read this one' Independent on Sunday on Lost Girls 'With impressive skill and confidence...Pyper has created an intricate puzzle, playing with elements of the courtroom drama, the detective story and country Gothic...As a debut novel, Lost Girls is remarkable and compelling. But more than that, it is a novel that goes some way towards reinventing the literary ghost story as a modern-day going concern' The Times on Lost Girls 'Sentence by sentence there's little to fault: the moody unease of small-town Canada is maintained and a creeping horror revealed' Guardian on Lost Girls 'A best-seller in the author's native Canada...it's easy to see why...extremely compelling' Sunday Telegraph on Lost Girls 'This is an excellently written novel, brilliant in its evocation of an atmosphere which, at first mildly sinister, progressively thickens and darkens' Evening Standard on Lost Girls

The Only Child

The Only Child

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' DAILY MAIL A psychotic patient with two impossible claims. A leading forensic psychiatrist on the edge. It's not just Dr. Dominick's career that's in danger... Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country's most dangerous psychotics. But today's client - a man with no name, accused of the most twisted crime - struck her as different from the others, despite the two impossible claims he made. First, that he is more than two hundred years old and personally inspired Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson in creating the three novels of the nineteenth-century that define the monstrous in the modern imagination. Second, that he's her father. To discover the truth behind her client, Dr. Dominick must embark on a journey that will threaten her career, her sanity, and ultimately her life. Taut, terrifying and impossible to put down, The Only Child is perfect for fans of Lauren Beukes and Stephen King. Praise for Andrew Pyper: 'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' - DAILY MAIL 'A smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving novel' - GILLIAN FLYNN, author of Gone Girl 'Pyper is a master architect of dread' - LAUREN BEUKES, author of The Shining Girls 'Genuinely terrifying' - SJ WATSON, author of Before I Go To Sleep 'Readers will undoubtedly make comparisons to Stephen King' LIBRARY JOURNAL

The Only Child

The Only Child

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' DAILY MAILA psychotic patient with two impossible claims. A leading forensic psychiatrist on the edge. It's not just Dr. Dominick's career that's in danger... Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country's most dangerous psychotics. But today's client - a man with no name, accused of the most twisted crime - struck her as different from the others, despite the two impossible claims he made. First, that he is more than two hundred years old and personally inspired Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson in creating the three novels of the nineteenth-century that define the monstrous in the modern imagination. Second, that he's her father. To discover the truth behind her client, Dr. Dominick must embark on a journey that will threaten her career, her sanity, and ultimately her life. Taut, terrifying and impossible to put down, The Only Child is perfect for fans of Lauren Beukes and Stephen King. Praise for Andrew Pyper: 'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' - DAILY MAIL 'A smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving novel' - GILLIAN FLYNN, author of Gone Girl 'Pyper is a master architect of dread' - LAUREN BEUKES, author of The Shining Girls 'Genuinely terrifying' - SJ WATSON, author of Before I Go To Sleep 'Readers will undoubtedly make comparisons to Stephen King' LIBRARY JOURNAL

The Damned

The Damned

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Ashleigh and Danny Orchard are twins, not that you'd ever tell by looking at them - Danny distant and shy, Ash beautiful and accomplished. But there's a secret in the Orchard house: Ash is a monster, a psychopath who can feel only through bringing others pain. When Ash and Danny are caught in a fire on their 16th birthday, both of them die. But only Danny comes back. Since then, Ash has haunted Danny, denying him any form of normal life ...or love. When Danny meets Willa and her son Eddie he glimpses the life he could have without Ash. To stop her from ruining his new-found happiness, Danny must venture into the frightening underworld of Detroit, where he will unearth the mystery of the night his and Ash's fates changed for ever. Dark and compelling, THE DAMNED is a story of how heaven and hell aren't about death, but about the decisions we make in life.

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The Damned

The Damned

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Taut, terrifying and impossible to put down - the new novel from the bestselling author of THE DEMONOLOGIST and THE LOST GIRLS. Perfect for fans of Lauren Beukes, Stephen King and Gillian Flynn. Ashleigh and Danny Orchard are twins, not that you'd ever tell by looking at them - Danny distant and shy, Ash beautiful and accomplished. But there's a secret in the Orchard house: Ash is a monster, a psychopath who can feel only through bringing others pain. When Ash and Danny are caught in a fire on their 16th birthday, both of them die. But only Danny comes back. Since then, Ash has haunted Danny, denying him any form of normal life ...or love. When Danny meets Willa and her son Eddie he glimpses the life he could have without Ash. To stop her from ruining his new-found happiness, Danny must venture into the frightening underworld of Detroit, where he will unearth the mystery of the night his and Ash's fates changed for ever. Dark and compelling, THE DAMNED is a story of how heaven and hell aren't about death, but about the decisions we make in life.

Damned

Damned

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist, called smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, comes a spine-tingling supernatural thriller about a survivor of a near-death experience haunted by his beautiful, vindictive twin sister.Hell have to go to hell and back Danny Orchard wrote a bestselling memoir about his near-death experience in a fire that claimed the life of his twin sister, Ashleigh, but despite the resulting fame and fortune hes never been able to enjoy his second chance at life. Ash wont let him. In life, Dannys charming and magnetic twin had been a budding psychopath who privately terrorized her familyand death hasnt changed her wicked ways. Ash has haunted Danny for twenty years and now, just when hes met the love of his life and has a chance at real happiness, she wants more than ever to punish him for being aliveso she sets her sights on Dannys new wife and stepson. Danny knows what Ash really wants is him, and hes prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the ones he loves. The question is: will he make it back this time?

Lost Girls

Lost Girls

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2013

'THE SHINING mixed with THE SIXTH SENSE...truly scary' Maxim In a small lakeside town, a teacher is accused of murdering two teenaged girls. Lawyer Bartholomew Crane assumes it's an open and shut case - after all, no girls' bodies have ever been found and there is little evidence against the teacher. But the deeper he digs into the past, the more unnerved he becomes. Strange visions haunt his imagination; telephones ring in the dead of night; the gargoyles above his hotel's entrance seem to be watching him. And sometimes, out of the corner of his eye, he can see two identically dressed girls following wherever he goes...

Demonologist

Demonologist

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2013

Fans of The Historian wont be able to put down this spellbinding literary horror story in which a Columbia professor must use his knowledge of demonic mythology to rescue his daughter from the Underworld.Professor David Ullmans expertise in the literature of the demonicnotably Miltons Paradise Losthas won him wide acclaim. But David is not a believer. One afternoon he receives a visitor at his campus office, a strikingly thin woman who offers him an invitation: travel to Venice, Italy, witness a phenomenon, and offer his professional opinion, in return for an extravagant sum of money. Needing a fresh start, David accepts and heads to Italy with his beloved twelve-year-old daughter Tess. What happens in Venice will send David on an unimaginable journey from skeptic to true believer, as he opens himself up to the possibility that demons really do exist. In a terrifying quest guided by symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise Lost, David attempts to rescue his daughter from the Unnameda demonic entity that has chosen him as its messenger.

Dime Bag Girl

Dime Bag Girl

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

A teenage boy falls hard for an enigmatic, troubled girl whose father is still reeling from her mothers unexplained absence. They create their own safe little world, driving around in her Plymouth Dusterhigh, happy, but knowing it cant last.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Call Roxanne

Call Roxanne

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

Driving north to a hospital, a father and son stop at a gas station, where the son finds the enigmatic message Call Roxanne954-5412 scribbled on the bathroom wall. This triggers thoughts of what if: What if he calls Roxanne? What difference would it make?The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

When his father remarries and finds god, Hemingway leaves home and finds shelter at The Project, a house shared by musicians, actors and filmmakers. Andrew Pyper explores the space between childhood and adulthood, and the anonymity of city life.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Kiss Me

Kiss Me

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

When a terrible accident changes the protagonists physical appearance, he spirals into depression. Can he come to terms with his new reality before he pushes away his lover? The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Sausage Stew

Sausage Stew

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

Everyone has to live with secrets. This one just happens to be your first. One winter night in the heart of Montreal, a snap decision changes the course of a young mans life.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

House Of Mirrors

House Of Mirrors

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

The world distorts for a few terrifying moments when a five-year-old boy gets separated from his mother at a country fair.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Earliest Memory Exercise

Earliest Memory Exercise

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

When participants in a group-therapy session are asked to describe their first memories, long-buried demons and emotions flood out. Its a valuable exercise for everyone except the storys narrator.The thirteen stories in Andrew Pypers intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching outand often failing to touchone another in a time of both privilege and fracture.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.