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Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-Men
by Nick Redfern

Paraview Pocket Books, 2004
ISBN: 0743482549
Cryptozoology, 272 pages
Trade paperback, $14.00

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They sought out the strange.
They investigated the inexplicable.
They had one hell of a hangover.

On an odyssey of oddities that would take them all to the very limits of their imagination (and inebriation), bestselling author Nick Redfern teamed up with professional monster-hunters Jonathan Downes and Richard Freeman. For six weeks in the summer of 2001, the intrepid-yet-hard-partying trio rampaged across the remote wilds of Great Britain in hot pursuit of werewolves, lake monsters, giant cats, ghostly devil dogs, and ape-men. Their adventures led them deep into ancient forests, into the dark corridors of a mansion hiding a wild man, and to the shores of the legendary Loch Ness -- along the way encountering all manner of curious characters, including witches, government agents, and eyewitnesses who claim to have seen monsters firsthand. And only at journey's end did the hard questions posed at the start of their quest begin to reveal some mind-bending answers. That monsters truly do exist in our world. And that we are responsible for their existence!

Whether you're seeking a glimpse into the bizarre reaches of reality, or just looking for a good time, Three Men Seeking Monsters is a uniquely gonzo trek with a trio of adventurers who pushed themselves to the edge -- and went right over it.

“Picture three British ‘blokes’ -- a bald-headed punker (the author), a Goth herpetologist who dresses like a pirate, and a six-foot-six-inch, 400-pound behemoth who wears a Sherlock Holmes cap -- in a recreational vehicle and six weeks off to investigate monsters, and you have grasped the essence of this one. Despite an insatiable thirst that leads them to many pubs along the way, Redfern and his companions manage to get within chasing distance of two or three ... folkloric critters. Their explanation for what takes place is almost as bizarre as the beasts themselves, but this is a lively and entertaining crypto-zoological road trip.” -- Booklist

“Redfern and two paranormally inclined pals… take the reader for a rollicking, often alcohol-infused ride in a camper … ‘chasing monsters around the British countryside.’ …At the end of their quest, Redfern and his colleagues weren’t disappointed--nor will like-minded readers be after finishing this cheerful excursion into the occult fringe.” -- Publishers Weekly

“Draw a pint of Newcastle and envision, if you will, Hunter Thompson, Iggy Pop and Keith Richards joining the cast of ‘The X-Files.’ Hell, suppose they take OVER the ‘X-Files,’ running amok in the sinister underbelly of Britain, tracking down assorted werewolves, sea serpents and other intriguing beasts of curious origin and authenticity. So reads, essentially, the compelling, true and often hysterical new book… Three Men Seeking Monsters is so fluidly and wittily written, and titular blokes are so interesting and eccentric, that the book succeeds as much in that Kerouak fashion as it will appeal to the Strange Tales sort of fan.” -- Dallas A.M. Journal Express

  Nick Redfern

is the author of the bestselling books A Covert Agenda: The British Government's UFO Top Secrets Exposed, The FBI Files: The FBI's UFO Top Secrets Exposed, and Cosmic Crashes: The Incredible Story of The UFOs That Fell to Earth. He has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including Military Illustrated, Eye-Spy, and the London Daily Express. His latest book is Paraview Pocket Books’ Strange Secrets: Real Government Files on the Unknown. Born in England, Redfern now lives in Texas.

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