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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children 14,099 copies, 1,045 reviews
Hollow City 5,303 copies, 251 reviews
Library of Souls 3,230 copies, 119 reviews
Tales of the Peculiar 992 copies, 27 reviews
A Map of Days 914 copies, 20 reviews
The Conference of the Birds 380 copies, 8 reviews
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook 251 copies, 8 reviews
Scatterbrained (Author) 111 copies, 2 reviews
Hollow City: The Graphic Novel 90 copies, 2 reviews

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Ransom Riggs (born February 3, 1979) is an American writer and filmmaker best known for the book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Riggs was born in Maryland in 1979 on a 200-year-old farm, and grew up in Florida, where he attended Pine View School for the Gifted. He studied English literature at Kenyon College, where he was a good friend of John Green. He later studied film at the University of Southern California.

His work on short films for the Internet and blogging for Mental Floss got him a job writing The Sherlock Holmes Handbook which was released as a tie-in to the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film.

Riggs had collected curious vernacular photographs and approached his publisher, Quirk Books, about using some of them in a picture book. On the suggestion of an editor, Riggs used the photographs as a guide from which to put together a narrative. The resulting book was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which made The New York Times Best Seller list, and was adapted into the 2016 film of the same name.

Another book inspired by old photographs, Talking Pictures, was published by HarperCollins in October 2012.

The second novel in the Miss Peregrine series, Hollow City, was released in January 2014, with the third installment, Library of Souls, following in September 2015. A spin-off book of short stories, Tales of the Peculiar, was released in September 2016. The fourth novel in the series, A Map of Days, was released in October 2018. The fifth novel in the series, The Conference of the Birds, was released in January 2020.

Riggs married author Tahereh Mafi in 2013. They lived in Santa Monica, California and later moved to Irvine, California. Their first child, a daughter, Layla (means "night" in arabic), was born on May, 30, 2017.
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