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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.

Other books by Andrew Pyper

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.

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.

Camp Sacred Heart

Camp Sacred Heart

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

David and Laurence fall into a sudden and deep friendship at summer camp. But when Laurence suggests a trip to the ominous Rock one night, everything changes. 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.

Breaking And Entering

Breaking And Entering

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

A strange sound crashes through the narrators dreams on the eve of his fathers funeral. Someone has broken into the house, and hell do anything to prevent the intruder from leaving.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.

Author Shows A Little Kindness

Author Shows A Little Kindness

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

Mary knows she needs to change her lifeand when change does come, its sweeping and exhilarating, giving her, at last, a chance at happiness. 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.

X-Ray

X-Ray

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

I could say that my boyfriend beats me, but I prefer to call them fights. Fights he wins, of course, but thats still the way I see them. An X-ray technician takes a long, hard look at her abusive relationship. 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.

1001 Names And Their Meanings

1001 Names And Their Meanings

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

A young father with a drinking problem and no job is prevented from seeing his daughter by a restraining order. But when her mothers postcards are no longer enough, he boards a train, longing to meet his child.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.

Magnificent

Magnificent

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

After the death of his father, a man moves his mother into the city from their family farm; he soon realizes how deeply her husbands death has affected her.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.

The Guardians

The Guardians

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2011

Don't all kids think there's a haunted house in their neighbourhood? Can you remember yours? What if, as a child, you knew something bad really had happened in that house? What if you actually saw it? Then you tried to forget it for the next thirty years. And then, one day, you had to go back inside that house? Andrew Pyper's THE GUARDIANS is a ghost story for grown-ups. Prepare to enter the Thurman House on Caledonia Street. You have been warned...

The Killing Circle

The Killing Circle

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2009

A spine-chilling, mind-twisting new psychological thriller in which a writing circle is haunted by a serial killer, from the acclaimed author of Lost Girls Who is the Sandman: dream figure or killer? When Patrick Rush, journalist, single father and failed novelist, decides to join a creative writing circle, it seems a fertile time for the imagination. In the city of Toronto, a murderer is striking at random, leaving his victims' bodies mutilated and dismembered, and taunting the police with cryptic notes. Influenced by the atmosphere of menace and fear, the group begin to read each other their own dark, unsettling tales. One, Angela, tells a mesmerizing story about a child-stealer called the Sandman. Patrick, though, finds fantasy and reality becoming blurred. Is the maniac at large in fact the Sandman? What does Angela really know? And is he himself being stalked by the killer? But it is only when his own son is snatched that Patrick understands what he must do: embark on a horrifying journey into the unknown and track down the elusive figure known as the Sandman.

Trade Mission

Trade Mission

Author: Andrew Pyper Format: eBook Release Date: 18/02/2003

On the heels of his acclaimed bestselling debut Lost Girls, Andrew Pyper brings his darkly musical language, chilling suspense, and psychological complexity to a story of survival in the Amazon jungle. On the delirious eve of the new millennium, Marcus Wallace and Jonathon Bates, two twenty-four-year-old overnight dot-com millionaires, are on a trade mission in Brazil. Their product is Hypothesys, a virtual "e;morality machine"e; that promises to help people "e;make the best decisions of their lives."e; But when the decision is made to take an ecotour up the Ro Negro deep into the Amazon jungle, the Hypothesys team members are forced to make choices for themselves -- choices that carry fatal consequences. In the dead of night, their boat is boarded by paramilitaries who kill the Brazilian crew and kidnap Wallace and Bates, their two older colleagues, and their enigmatic interpreter, Crossman. Blindfolded and thrown into a pit for a prison, they must fight to find the will to survive. But when the increasingly unstable Wallace engineers a violent escape, their own natures emerge as a threat potentially more dangerous than the boundless jungle that surrounds them, or the gunmen who relentlessly pursue them. A rare combination of literary skill, contemporary insight, and outstanding storytelling, The Trade Mission is an electrifying read that confirms Andrew Pyper's mastery of psychological suspense.