Heretofore: Unknown

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 24th, 2007

Lee Murphy Heretofore: Unknown

George Kodiak Rides Again

I want to thank Craig Woolheater and my friends at Cryptomundo for allowing me this opportunity to announce the release of my third book in the on-going adventures of cryptozoologist George Kodiak, HERETOFORE: UNKNOWN (Defining Moments 2007).

I know many of you are already familiar with the “Kodiak Books” series which began with WHERE LEGENDS ROAM in 2000, about the Sasquatch, and followed up in 2002 with NAITAKA, which is about Canada’s Ogopogo.

In this installment Kodiak comes to Louisiana after the body of an unusual animal, believed to be the Honey Island Swamp Monster, is found inside the family mausoleum of a resident Voodoo priestess who has also died under mysterious circumstances. After dissecting the animal leaves Kodiak without a specific identity for it, he delves into the New Orleans Voodoo community to find out why this woman was keeping the animal inside her mausoleum.

Naturally, that is where all his troubles begin.

In keeping with the tradition of the first two novels, HERETOFORE: UNKNOWN contains plenty of adventure and will take the reader into another reality of which they may previously have had little knowledge. Of course it should provide readers with the most important ingredient above all else: entertainment!

I feel extremely fortunate to have been so warmly accepted by many who have been kind enough to let me know how much you have enjoyed the Kodiak Books, and while this particular installment takes a decidedly Fortean turn, I am certain it will maintain the spirit of discovery and adventure from the first two books.

Ultimately the Kodiak adventures will continue with books on the Loch Ness Monster, Mokele-mbembe, the Chupacabra, ghosts, and even UFOs.

Thanks again, everyone. I appreciate your support and friendship! Lee

Lee will be in attendance at the upcoming 2007 Texas Bigfoot Conference signing copies of HERETOFORE: UNKNOWN, as well as his other two books, WHERE LEGENDS ROAM and NAITAKA.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

6 Responses to “Heretofore: Unknown”

  1. Rappy responds:

    Something about hearing the name of my home state, Voodoo, the Honey Island Swamp Monster, UFOs, and ghosts all in the same article makes me uneasy…I have no idea why.

  2. Craig Woolheater responds:

    Rappy, I don’t know why that would make you uncomfortable. The UFOs and ghosts will be the subjects of other books. They are not in any of the other books in the Kodiak series.

  3. southernfriedbigfoot responds:

    Lee’s books rock!

  4. bill green responds:

    hey craig & everyone this is a very interesting new article about bigfoot & the unknown. thanks bill green 🙂

  5. Rappy responds:

    I guess it is just a defensive reflex, Craig. I personally haven’t read any of his books yet, since the local library tends to be poor on any books that even touch cryptozoology. Sure, we have Loren and Patrick’s book on lake monsters and sea serpents, but it sits right next to A Natural History of the Unnatural World. I’ll probably have to look for these books out of parish like I did with Bernard Heuvelmans’ classics and the Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Apes Worldwide. Oh well, I haven’t read any new fiction in a while, so I might as well get something on a topic I can enjoy. I’ve heard plenty of good things about it.’

  6. MattBille responds:

    I hope Lee will forgive me, but my first thought on seeing that the book offers a connection between a monster and a voodoo priestess was “Didn’t they do that story on ‘Scooby Doo?'”

    Seriously, I’m looking forward to reading this one, especially as it deals with a lesser-known cryptid, which to me makes for a more interesting tale.

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