February 13, 2014
Writing one great book is difficult enough. Writing a second that’s as good as the first is a hurdle that few writers manage to cross successfully. But Lyle Blackburn has done just that. The reviewers loved his first book, The Beast of Boggy Creek, and they are just as enthusiastic about Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster. In Cryptomundo, David Weatherly wrote: “Just as he did with the Legend of Boggy Creek, Blackburn gets to the roots of the Lizard Man reports, interviewing witnesses, going to the locations and generally leaving no stone unturned. It is, in fact, Lyle’s trekking through the Lizard Man’s territory that gives the book its driving energy, creating a page turner that any mystery novelist would be jealous of.” The blogger at Monsters and Magic calls the book “a stand out,” and writes: “Lizard Man is a fascinating read that will leave the reader with not only a thorough knowledge of the topic but also a real taste of the mystery surrounding the case.” And Lon Strickler of Phantoms & Monsters called it ”…an expertly crafted allegory that is informative as well as entertaining.” We are certain that you will love Blackburn’s latest tour de force as well.
October 25, 2013
What would Lyle Blackburn do for an encore? That question on everyone’s mind now has an answer. The second stop on the cryptozoological roadmap for the author of the bestselling book The Beast of Boggy Creek is almost a thousand to the east of Fouke, Arkansas: specifically Bishopville, South Carolina, home of a real-life “creature from the black lagoon.” Blackburn’s new book, Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster, is the story of a hair-raising, seven-foot-tall, scaly humanoid creature seen by numerous witnesses, investigated by local law officials, and covered by national news media. Now you can follow Lyle Blackburn and his partner, Cindy Lee, as they revisit the sighting locations, speak to the living eyewitnesses, and consider all possible theories in their search for the truth behind the Lizard Man encounters. Nick Redfern calls the book “an enthralling, chillingly atmospheric, and deeply revealing look at a strange and controversial legend.” Don’t miss it!