What Makes GONE GIRL Go?

If you’re among the dozen or so people who haven’t read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl yet, you really should.  There hasn’t been a thriller with its kind of word-of-mouth popularity for quite a long while, and it’s all deserved.  It’s the kind of book that has “crossed over” so many sub-markets and sub-genres that it’s prompted a lot of discussion as to why.  What, exactly, makes Gone Girl go?

I’ve written a blog for my UK publisher, Orion, answering this very question.  You can check it out at the Murder Room…

How Gillian Flynn Out-Highsmiths Highsmith

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Thanks to whatever gods, mortals or demons…

…who’ve helped put The Demonologist on the Maclean’s Fiction Bestseller List in Canada for a 5th straight week!

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The Demonologist on the Globe and Mail List for 4th Week!

Pleased as all heck to see The Demonologist on the Globe and Mail Canadian Fiction Bestseller List for a fourth straight week (and the #1 hardcover)!

And in other news, the zipper on my jeans just broke.  Coincidence?  Yeah.  Probably just coincidence.

Globe and Mail – Canadian Fiction Bestseller List, April 6, 2013

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Project Bookmark Canada

I’ve written a blog that’s up today supporting Project Bookmark Canada (link below).  It’s an initiative that my dad would support (you’ll have to read the blog to understand why), I support (obviously), and I think you should support too (the blog makes the case for this, though it’s naturally up to you).

Anyway, click through and see what it’s all about.  Very cool, methinks.

Oh, and if you make a donation, you could win a copy of The Demonologist!

Project Bookmark Canada

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Two Straight Weeks at #2!

Holy smokers.

The Demonologist is #2 on the Maclean’s Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List for a second straight week!  (Four weeks straight on the list, and four weeks straight as the #1 Canadian hardcover).

I’m so thrilled I think I’m going to shave.  (My face).  With a new razorblade!

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A Second Printing in the US!

I heard last night that The Demonologist is to get a Second Printing by Simon & Schuster in the US!  Which means that, if you want a First Edition (and all the enormous investment upside that such a purchase entails)…now’s the time to get in.

(Personally, I’ve banked my entire retirement savings on First Edition hardcovers.  Foolish?  We’ll see.  Oh yes.  We’ll see…)

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The Demonologist at #2!

Excited – and very grateful – to see The Demonologist on the Maclean’s Fiction Bestseller List here in Canada for a third straight week…at #2 this week!!

Thinking I might go wild and head up the street for a slice of pizza to celebrate.  That’s right, I’m that kind of crazy.

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Meanwhile, in Cocktail Justification News…

The Demonologist is on the Globe and Mail Bestseller List for a second straight week!

It’s at #8 (up from last week) and #4 among hardcovers.  It’s also #5 on the Canadian Fiction list, and #1 among Canadian hardcovers.

Cheers!  And many thanks.

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Twitter Chatting

Let’s talk!  But let’s use our phones to do it!

I’m looking forward to answering questions, offering unsolicited advice and sounding off in all directions on Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 to 8:00 PM EST when I’m doing a Twitter chatwith Open Book: Toronto.  Please stop by to lurk (is that what we call “reading” now?) to ask a question about The Demonologist or share a (necessarily brief) spooky tale.

Oh, my handle is @andrewpyper.

Twitter Chat with Andrew Pyper – Open Book: Toronto

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More Bestseller News

The Demonologist has made all the major bestseller lists in Canada in its first week!  Thanks to all the booksellers who have introduced the book to readers, and to those readers who decided to take the plunge.

In addition to being #3 on the Maclean’s Hardcover Fiction List, the book was #9 on the Globe and Mail Fiction List (which includes all formats, including original paperbacks) and #6 on the Canadian Fiction List (all formats, including reprint paperbacks) and #8 on the Toronto Star National Fiction List.

It’s been a great weekend here – we had much-loved friends in from out of town – and while we would have celebrated anyway, there were a few more reasons to do so this time.

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