The Killing Circle (2008)


Title: The Killing Circle

Awards: Shortlisted for the 2009 Evergreen Award and the RUSA 2009 Reading List award and was selected by The New York Times for its Notable Crime Fiction list of 2008.

Advanced Readers Copy: YES

English Publication History:

September 16th, 2008 by Thomas Dunne Books (ISBN: 9780312384760)

September 16th, 2008 by Minotaur Books (ASIN: B001GQ2BBI)

August 5th, 2008 by Doubleday Canada (ISBN: 9780385663694)

February 1st, 2009 by HarperTorch (ISBN: 9780007165087)

February 5th, 2009 by HarperCollins (ISBN: 9780007351497)

March 18th, 2009 by Doubleday Canada (ASIN: B0031TZALQ)

August 25th, 2009 by Seal Books (ISBN: 9781400026081)

September 29th, 2009 by Picador (ISBN: 9780312429034)

October 15th, 2009 by Harper (ASIN: B002TU1Q66)

November 2nd, 2010 by Anchor Canada (ISBN: 9780385663700)

French Publication History:

Le Marchand de Sable va passer

November 3rd, 2010 by L’Archipel (ISBN: 9782298042238)

June 3rd, 2011 by Points (ISBN: 9782757823798)

Spanish Publication History:

Plagio Mortal

January 1st, 2010 by Maeva (ISBN: 9788492695157)

Portuguese Publication History:

O Círculo da Morte

June 2nd 2009, by Editorial Presença (ISBN: 9789722341547)

Italian Publication History:

Il ladro di sogni

March 1st, 2009 by Piemme (ISBN: 9788838488078)

Dutch Publication History:

De moordkring

July 5th, 2008 by Anthos (ISBN: 9789041411419)

Czech Publication History:

Zloděj příběhů

March 4th, 2014 by Jota (ISBN: 9788074625671)

German Publication History:

Die Stunde des Sandmanns

November 15th, 2009 by Goldmann (ISBN: 9783442470037)

Japanese Publication History:

Kiringu Sākuru

November 15th, 2009 by Shinchōsha (ISBN: 9784102173619)


What are the repercussions of calling another story your own? Patrick Rush, journalist, single father, and failed novelist, joins a creative writing circle in an inspiring atmosphere of menace and fear. Throughout Toronto, a murderer strikes randomly, leaving bodies mutilated and dismembered, and taunting the police with cryptic notes.

The group reads each other their own dark, unsettling tales. Angela tells of child-stealer Sandman. Patrick, though, finds fantasy and reality blurring. Is the maniac at large the Sandman? What does Angela really know? And does the killer stalk his pursuer? Only when his son is snatched does Patrick journey toward the elusive figure.

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Related Articles/Interviews:

Penguin Random House – August 5th, 2008 – Book trailer

Penguin Random House – August 5th, 2008 – Book trailer

Penguin Random House – August 5th, 2008 – Book trailer


Literary Photographer – September 13th, 2008 – write up regarding a bookstore reading Andrew gave.

Andrew Pyper – The Killing Circle – Reading

University of Toronto Magazine – September 14th, 2008 – Interview about writing The Killing Circle

Death Becomes Him

The 69 Page Test – September 23, 2008 – discussing the events on page 69

National Post – January 12, 2009 – Interview about writing The Killing Circle

HENRY SENE YEE DESIGN – October 23rd, 2009 – write up on designing the cover of The Killing Circle