The Demonologist (2013)


Title: The Demonologist

Awards: Chosen as Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Mysteries & Thrillers of Spring 2013; An Indie Next Pick for March 2013 by the American Booksellers Association; Book-of-the-Month Club Selection; Amazon Top Ten Best of the Month Pick; one of’s Best Books of 2013; a Globe and Mail Best Book of 2013; Nominated for the 2014 Libris Award for Author of the Year (Canada); Shortlisted for the 2014 Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year; Winner of the ITW (International Thriller Writers) 2014 Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel; Nominated for the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel (USA); and Shortlisted for the Sunburst Award (Canada)

Advanced Readers Copy: YES

English Publication History:

March 5th, 2013 by Simon & Schuster (ISBN: 9781451697414)

March 7th, 2013 by Orion (ASIN: B00BXKONH2)

April 11th, 2013 by Orion (ISBN: 9781409122586)

August 7th, 2013 by Thorndike Press (ISBN: 9781410459664)

October 10th, 2013 by Orion (ISBN: 9781409139423)

January 7th, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Canada (ISBN: 9781451697544)

January 16th, 2014 by Orion (ISBN: 9781409120797)

March 11th, 2014 by Simon Schuster (ISBN: 9781451697421)

January 1st, 2015 by Simon & Schuster (9781476790367)

Audio Book Publication History:

March 5th, 2013 by Simon Schuster Audio (ISBN: 9781442361614)

December 1st, 2013 by Oakhill Publishing (CD) (ISBN: 9780857358165)

French Publication History:

Le Demonologue

June 1st, 2016 by Archipel (ISBN: 9782809819144)

German Publication History:

Le Demonologue

June 1st, 2017 by l’Archipel (ISBN: 9782809818888)

Portuguese Publication History:

O Demonologista

April 20th 2015, by DarkSide Books (ISBN: 9788566636406)

Spanish Publication History:

El demonólogo

September 13th, 2016 by Espasa (ISBN: 9788467048346)

Czech Publication History:


February 19th, 2014 by Jota (ISBN: 9788377854570)

Slovakian Publication History:


February 18th, 2014 by IKAR (ISBN: 9788055137551)

Greek Publication History:

Ο δαιμονολόγος

October 13th, 2013 by Κλειδάριθμος (ISBN: 9789604615698)

Bulgarian Publication History:


December 9th, 2013 by Бард (ISBN: 9789546554475)

Dutch Publication History:

De zwarte kroon

June 13th, 2013 by Anthos (ISBN: 9789041422781)

Italian Publication History:

Il paradiso perduto

September 26th, 2013 by Fanucci (ISBN: 9788834723586)

March 31st, 2015 by True Crime (ISBN: 9788866882060)

Polish Publication History:


July 14th, 2014 by Wydawnictwo Zysk i S-ka (ISBN: 9788377854570)

Chinese Publication History:


November 1st, 2017 by Beijing Times Chinese Bookstore (ISBN: 9787807690795)


July 27th, 2017 by 大塊文化出版股份有限公司 (ISBN: 9789862138076)

Turkish Publication History:


January 5th, 2016 by Doğan Kitap (ISBN: 9786050931662)

Japanese Publication History:

Datenshi no kodo.

November 28th, 2014 by Shinchosha (ISBN: 9784102173626)

Russian Publication History:


January 1st, 2015 by Эксмо (ISBN: 9785699812035)


A stolen child.

An ancient evil.

A father’s descent.

And the literary masterpiece that holds the key to his daughter’s salvation.

Professor David Ullman is among the world’s leading authorities on demonic literature, with special expertise in Milton’s Paradise Lost. Not that David is a believer—he sees what he teaches as a branch of the imagination and nothing more. So when the mysterious Thin Woman arrives at his office and invites him to travel to Venice and witness a “phenomenon,” he turns her down. She leaves plane tickets and an address on his desk, advising David that her employer is not often disappointed.

That evening, David’s wife announces she is leaving him. With his life suddenly in shambles, he impulsively whisks his beloved twelve-year-old daughter, Tess, off to Venice after all. The girl has recently been stricken by the same melancholy moods David knows so well, and he hopes to cheer her up and distract them both from the troubles at home.

But what happens in Venice will change everything.

First, in a tiny attic room at the address provided by the Thin Woman, David sees a man restrained in a chair, muttering, clearly insane . . . but could he truly be possessed? Then the man speaks clearly, in the voice of David’s dead father, repeating the last words he ever spoke to his son. Words that have left scars—and a mystery—behind.

When David rushes back to the hotel, he discovers Tess perched on the roof’s edge, high above the waters of the Grand Canal. Before she falls, she manages to utter a final plea: Find me.

What follows is an unimaginable journey for David Ullman from skeptic to true believer. In a terrifying quest guided by symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise Lost, David must track the demon that has captured his daughter and discover its name. If he fails, he will lose Tess forever.

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