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
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
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
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 keeping you guessing until the end.
Timothy S. Johnston, award-winning author of The Tanner Sequence series
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