I announce my latest book, Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies, and More , released in March 2011 by Prometheus Books which has published about a dozen of my titles—all still in print.
The new book is introduced with a blurb by Kendrick Frazier, distinguished editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine:
Joe Nickell is the master solver of major popular mysteries, and here he directs his formidable investigative and literary talents to a topic that endlessly fascinates us all—manlike monsters more or less in our own image. No one does such investigations better than Nickell, and I congratulate him on another superb effort in bringing clear thinking and strong evidence to bear on questions usually swamped in speculation and wishful thinking.
Covering everything from the Abominable Snowman to zombie slaves, the book tracks the worldwide phenomenon of man-beasts, exploring their historical, geographical, and cultural reaches, even bringing folkloric and iconographic evidence to bear. Along the way we encounter “monster” men (dwarfs and giants, including the Cardiff Giant and Gigantopithecus), feral children, Bigfoot and “Bigsuit,” a frozen Sasquatch, Loys Ape, Australia’s Yowie, China’s Yeren, and so on and on.
Come along as we track werewolves to an Austrian castle, search for vampire graves in Vermont, seek Chupacabras in Argentina, and morph into a zombie to study such creatures in popular culture. We’ll investigate the Flatwoods Monster, Mothman, and Roswell aliens, meet mermaids and swamp creatures, and much, much more.
Tracking the Man-Beasts is available in paperback ($19) or as an Ebook ($11.99). (Remember, whoever buys one of my books becomes a friend; two, a close, personal friend; and three or more, an honorary family member!) To order any of my titles, please go the Books section of my website, www.joenickell.com , and click where appropriate. (Sorry, the publishers don’t take wooden nickels.)