Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 25th, 2012
The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2012
What cryptozoology books did you like the best in 2012?
Here’s my annual list of ones you don’t want to miss.
Best Cryptozoology Book of the Year
by Lyle Blackburn
Best Cryptozoology Encyclopedias of the Year
by David Coleman
by Karl P.N. Shuker
Best Sasquatch/Bigfoot Book of the Year
by Christopher Murphy
Best Lake Monster Book of the Year
by Robert E. Bartholomew
Best Sea Monster Book of the Year
by Glen Vaudrey
Best Autobiographical Cryptozoological Book of the Year
by Nick Redfern
Best Cryptozoology Journal of the Year
by Karl P. N. Shuker, Editor
Best Skeptical Cryptozoological Book of the Year
by Ulrich Magin
Best Regional Cryptozoology Books of the Year
by BM Nunnelly
by Michael Newton
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
by Ed Okonowicz
by L. B. Taylor Jr.
Best Wolfmen As Cryptid Book of the Year
by Linda S. Godfrey
That is my nonfiction list for 2012.
Didn’t see your book mentioned here? Of course, I can’t review, critique, or rank your book, or, if you are a publisher, your published works, if I am not sent copies. If you are interested for 2012 and 2013, send along a review print copy book (not an e-book) to
Loren Coleman, Director
11 Avon Street
Portland, ME 04101
Thank you. Happy Holidays.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.