In Search of Lake Monsters
by Peter Costello, Bernard Heuvelmans (Preface), Loren Coleman (Introduction)
Trade Paperback, 372 Pages
$18.95, ISBN: 9781938398322
This pioneering classic in the field of cryptozoology covers not only the Loch Ness monster, but lake monsters from all over the world-from the Ogopogo of Canada and the "Patagonian Plesiosaur" of Argentina, to Idaho's "Slimey Slim"' and Sweden's "Storsjo," along with the "Bunyip" of Australia and the strange monsters of South Africa. Peter Costello provides a detailed and fascinating overview of lake monster lore-and gives a convincing explanation of the identity of these elusive denizens.
This new edition contains a new Afterword by the author, an Introduction by Loren Coleman, and a Preface by Bernard Heuvelmans, the "father of cryptozoology," who wrote: "Peter Costello authoritatively surveys the whole subject, supporting his arguments with a substantial bibliography, and displaying both the elegance of the born writer and the sense of humor essential to every occasion."
About the Author:
Peter Costello is an author, critic, and editor. He was born and educated in Dublin, but is a graduate of the University of Michigan in the USA. He is the author of many books in the connected fields of history and biography. His recent account of the creator of Sherlock Holmes as real-life sleuth, Conan Doyle Detective, has achieved international success. He is currently based in Ireland, where he is the Literary Editor of a weekly national newspaper.
One of "The Best Cryptozoology Books of 2015." — Cryptozoo News
Introduction (2014): A Conversation with Peter Costello by Loren Coleman
Preface by Bernard Heuvelmans, D.Sc., F.Z.S.
1 The Start of the Search: An Introduction
2. The Loch Ness Enigma: A Real Monster?
3. The Loch Ness Enigma: In Eclipse
4. The Loch Ness Enigma: Under Survey
5 Highland Water Horses: Scotland
6 Pooka and Piast: Ireland
7 Soe-Orm and Skrimsl: Scandinavia
8 The Storsjo Animal: Dr Olsson Investigates
9 Slimey Slim and Others: United States
10 Ogopogo and Others: Canada
11 The Patagonian Plesiosaur: South America
12 The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate: Western Asia
13 Dragons and Dinosaurs: Eastern Asia
14 Waitoreke and Bunyip: Australasia
15 More Mysterious Monsters
16 The Long-Necked Seal: A Solution
17 Some Sea-Serpent Reports
18 The Perennial Monster
The Loch Ness Monster’s Song
Appendix: I ARIC Report on the Dinsdale Film
Table I: Sightings of the Loch Ness Animals
Table 2: Photographs and films of the Loch Ness
Table 3: Captures and Strandings