Lost Girls (1999)

Lost Girls

Title: Lost Girls

Awards: Shamus Award Nominee for Best First PI Novel (2001), Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel (2000), Chosen as a Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year in 1999; The New York Times Book Review Notable Book in 2000; and as A London Evening Standard Notable Book in 2000. 

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English Publication History:

January 1st, 1999 by Harper Flamingo Canada (ISBN: 9780002255028)

April 13th, 2000 by Harper Perennial (ISBN: 9780006480761)

April 21st, 2000 by Macmillan (ISBN: 9780333766590)

May 9th, 2000 by Delacorte Press (ISBN: 9780385334464)

June 5th, 2001 by Dell (ISBN: 9780440235460)

June 5th, 2001 by Pan (ISBN: 9780330390408)

December 18th, 2007 by Dell (ISBN: 9780307423139)

June 29th, 2010 by HarperCollins (ISBN: 9781443401043)

April 25th, 2013 by Orion Fiction (ISBN: 9781409138877)

November 5th, 2013 by Simon Schuster (ISBN: 9781476764511)

Audio Publication History:

May 9th, 2000 by Brilliance Audio (ISBN: 9781567403725)

March 28th, 2001 by Brilliance Audio (ISBN: 9781587882906)

Dutch Publication History:

Verdwenen meisjes

March 6th 2012 by Anthos Literaire Thrillers

(ISBN: 9789041410498/ISBN: 9789041421951)

Italian Publication History:

Le ragazze scomparse

March 25th, 2005 by Garzanti (ISBN: 9788811677611)

June 5th, 2001 by Garzanti (ISBN: 9788811662259)

German Publication History:

Die Nachhilfestunde

November 1st, 2000 by Ullstein TB-Vlg (ISBN: 9783548680026)

May 1st, 2002 by Ullstein Taschenbuch (ISBN: 9783548253909)

May 1st, 2002 by Ullstein (ISBN: 9783548255705)

French Publication History:

November 9th, 2011 by Archipel (ISBN: 9782809805710)

November 9th, 2011 by Archipel (ISBN: 9782809808551)

October 1st, 2012 by Contemporary French Fiction (ISBN: 9782757824023)

Japanese Publication History:


March 1st, 2001 by Hayakawa Publishing  (ISBN: 9784152083371)


Bartholomew Christian Crane is a criminal defense attorney who wins. Thirty-three, silver-tongued, and driven by a moral code that preaches, “There are no such things as lies, only misperceptions,” Barth is ripe for the first murder trial of his career. Two fourteen-year-old girls have gone missing and are presumed dead in a depressed northern Ontario town. The girls’ teacher – now Barth’s client – is the prime suspect. Booking himself into the seedy Empire Hotel, Barth begins work on a trial that quickly slides into a nightmarish tableau of psychological terror, where the distinction between dream and reality is as fine as the lines of coke he relies on for inspiration. He feels an uneasy connection to the victims, who presumably lie in the bottom of the lake just outside town . . . the same lake that is believed to be haunted.

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Quill & Quire – May, 1999 – Interview about writing Lost Girls

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Toronto Star – May, 1999 – Interview about writing Lost Girls

Toronto Star, May 1999

The Scotsman – May 6th, 2000 – Interview about writing Lost Girls

The Scotsman, May 2000

Sunday Express – May 15th, 2000 – Interview about writing Lost Girls

Sunday Express, May 2000

Design Week – August 11th, 2000 – Designing the cover

Andrew Pyper’s thriller, Lost Girls