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By Andrew Pyper

“Brilliantly written … rich in texture and rife with atmosphere that’s beautifully described… A terrifying thriller.”
New York Post

“Dazzling… compulsively readable… I don’t know what’s more seductive about Lost Girls, author Andrew Pyper’s scabrously witty, darkly musical language or the psychological pull of his plot.”
The Boston Globe


Pyper_Lost GirlsLost Girls is an audacious, literary thriller that catches the reader off guard at every turn, a single mystery that fractures into many, a story of ghosts both real and imagined. Veined with dark humor and cinematic in its vividness, it’s a novel that dares to take us into dangerous territory, where crimes may be committed by mind and memory.

The New York Times Book Review

“As compelling a novel as I’ve read this year.”
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

“An unusual and compelling novel… with great skill, Pyper brings his material together to a genuinely surprising climax.”
Chicago Tribune

“Debut novelist and lawyer Pyper writes his murder mystery in a Tom Wolfe style of luxuriant hyperbole, portraying outrageous yet believable characters. His fast-paced present tense is well suited to the antic, first-person narrative of the coke-addicted Crane. Patrons may have to wrest a copy from librarians dipping into this Canadian best seller during lunch hour.”
Library Journal

“Toronto resident Pyper’s spell-binding debut succeeds on so many levels–as a mystery, a legal thriller, a literary character study… Compulsively appealing.”
Publishers Weekly

“A debut to remember and a real treat for crime-fiction fans.”


HarperCollins Canada, 1999

Bantam/Doubleday, US

MacMillan, UK

Garzanti Libri, Italy

Ambo-Anthos, The Netherlands

Hayakawa Shobo, Japan

Econ Ullstein List, Germany


A Globe and Mail Notable Book selection, 1999

New York Times Book Review Notable Book, 2000

A London Evening Standard  Notable Book, 2000

Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel

Otto Penzler pick on

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