They Bite

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Kensington Publishing Corp., Sep 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 400 pages
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From the shadowy worlds of myth and legend. . .From the pages of bestsellers and the silver screen. . . They're searching for you. And they're hungry.

Every culture and country has its demons--and since earliest times we've tried to capture these supernatural predators through the power of storytelling. But they refuse to be tamed. . .

Join Bram Stoker Award winners Maberry and Kramer on a chilling journey into the nature of the beast. This compendium of creepy creatures tracks the monsters of our imagination from the whispered fireside tales of old to the books, comics, and films that keep us shivering on the edges of our seats with delight and fascination.

Biting commentaries by the modern masters of the macabre--John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Holly Black, Kevin J. Anderson, Ray Garton, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Simon Clark, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and dozens of others--help make this the ultimate guidebook to the horrific roots and modern-day expressions of our darkest fears.

With 8 pages of color illustrations by leading artists of the supernatural
 

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User Review  - goydaeh - LibraryThing

They Bite, the follow-up to Maberry and Kramer's Stoker-winning Cryptopedia is a, well, I'm not sure... The authors' introduction calls it a guidebook, but the title's expository sections flip-flop ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Vampires in All Their Guises
Hell Hounds and Monster Dogs
Werewolves and WolfMen
Cryptids and the Science of Cryptozoology
The Unquiet Dead
Hellfire and Demons
Tricksters and Seducers
Copyright

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Jonathan Maberry was born on May 18, 1958. His early books dealt mainly with martial arts and self defense. He then wrote a number of books on the folklore and beliefs of the occult and paranormal including Vampire Universe: The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us and Hunger for Us, Zombie CSU, and They Bite. His first novel, Ghost Road Blues, won the 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His other works include The Pine Deep Trilogy, the Joe Ledger series, and the Rot and Ruin series. He is also a freelance comic book writer.

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