Umboi Island: A Creature X Mystery (2022) – J.J. Dupuis

Three Creature X novels in, J.J. Dupuis comes across as a more relaxed and confident author this time round. And while the monster aspect of the story is mostly sidelined to cater to a jungle adventure, Dupuis does some worldbuilding as Laura Reagan continues her television series on cryptozoology, introduces a possible new ongoing villain,…

Lake Crescent: A Creature X Mystery (2021) – J.J. Dupuis

Lake Crescent, J.J. Dupuis’ follow up to his first Creature X Mystery, Roanoke Ridge, feels leaps and bounds beyond his first novel. Leaving behind Oregon, and the hunt for Bigfoot, his protaganist, Laura Reagan, who now hosts a cryptid hunting show that she is determined to infuse with science moves to Robert’s Arm, Newfoundland, hoping…

Roanoke Ridge: A Creature X Mystery (2020) – J.J. Dupuis

The search for truth and proof combine in a fast-paced, enjoyable read from Toronto’s J.J. Dupuis in Roanoke Ridge. Classified as A Creature X Mystery, the novel combines a mystery (though easily solved) with a healthy dose of, and balanced look at, cryptozoology. One cryptid in particular is at the heart of this story, that…