Excellent news for fans of cryptozoology in general and lake-monsters in particular. Anomalist Books have just released a new edition of Peter Costello's classic study, In Search of Lake Monsters.
And here's what Anomalist Books has to say about In Search of Lake Monsters and Peter Costello:
"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 '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.'
"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."