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Lake Crescent

A Creature X Mystery

by J.J. Dupuis

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list price: $17.99
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category: Fiction
published: Jul 2021
ISBN:9781459746480
publisher: Dundurn Press
Description

A TV documentary crew explores murky waters in search of legendary lake monster Cressie, only to dredge up a body instead.

Laura Reagan, host of the cryptozoological documentary series Creature X, and her team are in Newfoundland shooting an episode about Cressie, a legendary giant eel. Things don’t start off great: scientific evidence is scarce, stories keep changing, and the locals are throwing a wrench into the production. But what began as a simple TV shoot takes a drastic turn when the crew pulls a body from the depths of Lake Crescent.

For Laura, unravelling the cold case means unearthing long-buried secrets about the most prominent citizens of the remote town of Robert’s Arm. With time running out, she and her team must put the pieces together and expose the killer before more blood is spilled.

About the Author

J.J. Dupuis is the author of Roanoke Ridge and Lake Crescent, the first two books in the Creature X Mystery series. When not in front of a computer, he can be found haunting the river valleys of Toronto, where he lives and works.

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Contributor Notes

J.J. Dupuis writes fiction, poetry, and satire. When not in front of a computer, he can be found haunting the river valleys of Toronto, where he lives and works.

Editorial Reviews

Dupuis nicely captures the feeling of Robert's Arm with its quirky residents and slowly builds tension as what begins as a fish tale develops into a gripping murder mystery. With luck, Laura and her friends will be back soon.

— Publishers Weekly

Set against the stunning and mercurial backdrop of rural Newfoundland, the book is part zoological expedition, part murder mystery, all while deliciously delving into local Canadian lore — a thoroughly gripping read from the first page to the last.

— Vivian Lin, screenwriter of Hudson and Rex and Killjoys

What starts as a hunt for the lake monster Cressie, quickly turns into an enjoyable whodunnit with a plot that brings to mind both Raymond Chandler and Neil Gaiman.

— Eduard Habsburg-Lothringen, Hungarian-German writer and diplomat

Going both behind the camera and on location, Lake Crescent is an intelligent mystery novel that balances facts and intrigue with finesse.

— Foreword Reviews

A mysterious and interesting romp into Canadian cryptid history! Readers — especially Atlantic Canadians — will enjoy this 'deep dive' into the legend of Cressie, the mythical eel-like serpent that supposedly inhabits Lake Crescent in Newfoundland and Labrador. Lake Crescent: A Creature X Mystery by J.J. Dupuis will keep you guessing until the end.

— Timothy S. Johnston, award-winning author of The Tanner Sequence series

This was a fun book ... A definite recommendation for fans of the genre who might like a little more science sprinkled on top.

— A Librarian on Elm Street

J.J. Dupuis crafts a mystery that's atmospheric and layered, where myth and legend clash with real-world stakes. Lake Crescent pulled me under and kept me eager to know more.

— Samantha K. Garner, author of The Quiet is Loud

Murder, pirate treasure, and lake monsters — how can you go wrong? This smart and atmospheric mystery explores the murky depths where science and legend collide. Laura Reagan navigates through a world of small-town treachery, trying to unravel age-old secrets of monsters and men alike. The mysteries keep coming the deeper she goes. With beautifully written descriptions, Dupuis plunges the reader right into the heart of the action. Laura Reagan is hunting monsters but it'll be the reader who gets hooked.

— A.G. Pasquella, author of the Jack Palace series

Dupuis peppers his novel with fascinating research into Indigenous stories [and] evolutionary mutations ... Lake Crescent is a fantastic instalment to the Creature X Mystery series.

— Literary Treats

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