Roanoke Ridge (Book 1 in the Creature X Series)

by J.J. Dupuis

Laura Reagan ventures into the Oregon woods in search of her mentor, who vanished amidst a rash of Bigfoot sightings.

When Bigfoot researcher Professor Berton Sorel goes missing in the temperate rainforest of Roanoke Ridge, Oregon, help is summoned in the form of his former star pupil, Laura Reagan, online science populist and avowed skeptic. But what begins as a simple search-and-rescue operation takes a drastic turn when a body is discovered—and the body isn’t the professor.

Caught in the fallout of the suspicious death, perplexed by a sudden wave of Bigfoot sightings, and still desperately searching for Professor Sorel, Reagan reluctantly admits two things: one, that her old mentor was right about there being secrets hidden in Roanoke Ridge, and two, that it’s up to her to uncover them.

Publication: Spring 2020

Dundurn Press

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  • North America (English and French): Dundurn Press

“A fun, engaging read, written with lots of informed insider insight on a fascinating field—and with some neat cameos from the real world of Sasquatch research and investigation.”
–Dr. Darren Naish, palaeozoologist, University of Southhampton

“With Roanoke Ridge, J.J. Dupuis gives us a mystery centring around that primal human need to believe that something is out there. The book is mischievous, zany, and fast-paced, and it skewers our pop-culture lust the whole way through.”
–Jeff Parker, author of Where Bears Roam the Streets

“Brilliant … indeed an excellent book.”
–Maureen Jennings, author of the Murdoch Mystery series