Andrew Pyper is an author and creative writing instructor with nine novels to his name, including The Demonologist, which won an International Thriller Writers Award and was selected for The Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books and Amazon’s 20 Best Books, and The Killing Circle, which was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Four of his novels are in development for television or feature films.

Andrew’s latest thriller, The Homecoming, has been described as “bizarre and innovative,” “chilling and creepy,” and “brilliant.” After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a mysterious property to hear the reading of his will. There, they are shocked to discover the will’s terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must all remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. In a starred review, Booklist praises it as a “weird, wonderful, audacious new novel… an abyss of shattered memories, disquieting dreams, and an evil that borders on the surreal… Brilliantly constructed and absolutely mesmerizing, this could very well be the best book yet by the author.”

Andrew lives in Toronto.

Appearing in: 21. Power of the Pitch: Find Your Story’s Narrative Hooks, 28. Spills, Thrills, and Reading Wills: The Fiction of Fear