The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath

Written by Rick Yancey

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A truly blood-curdling yet fun story that will set the reader’s heart racing. Will is a monster-hunting apprentice but when he and his boss discover there is more than one strange monster that feeds through its chest, they must face the monster threatening to consume the world and find the rest of them before it is too late.


The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath by Rick Yancey

A gruesome gothic-horror adventure about a monster-hunting scientist and his apprentice. Will Henry is an assistant to a doctor with a most unusual speciality: monster hunting! In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown used to late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will's world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi - a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest - and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to consume our world and find the rest of the monsters before it is too late...

About the Author

Rick Yancey

Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.

Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.

Rick lives with his wife, Sandy, his three sons, two dogs and one lizard.

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336 pages


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Simon & Schuster Children's an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2009




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