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Return of Mothman
By: Michael Knost
Softcover, 208 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9912301-0-5


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Ted Browning moves back to his rural hometown of Logan, West Virginia after learning his grandmother is dying of cancer. When he hears talk of Mothman sightings he thinks the third shift miners at Bear Creek Coal Company are merely trying to switch to the day shift—that’s all before a series of events put him in direct confrontation with the winged creature. Ted is forced to face his inner demons in order to protect the very loved ones he’s kept at a distance for twenty years — and to let go of a past that is drawing him like a moth to the flame.

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What others are already saying about
Return of the Mothman:

“With RETURN OF THE MOTHMAN, Michael Knost manages to effortlessly fuse the gritty, day-to-day existence of blue-collar life with the expansive history of myth to create a superb story that is both grounded in harsh reality yet enmeshed in cosmological mystery. A writer and novel after my own heart. Don't you dare miss this!" — Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Mr. Hands, Prodigal Blues, Keepers, and In the Midnight Museum.

“With RETURNOFTHEMOTHMAN, Michael Knost breathes a fresh vitality and an unsettling aura of frightfulness into the Mothman legend. Knost’s crisp narrative and ability to chill to the marrow of the bone makes for a fascinating and dread-inducing read. My favorite novel of the year!” — Ronald Kelly, author of Undertaker’s Moon, After the Burn, and Restless Shadows.

“Deftly drawn characters, riveting suspense, and a legendary monster add up to one of the best horror novels I’ve read in years. Don’t miss it!” – Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh.

“Michael Knost does what the best writers of horror fiction do—he makes the terrifyingly impossible possible. He grabs hold of the supernatural and shoves it in our faces, leaving us gasping and screaming. I’d never read about the Mothman before. Now I’ll think twice, three times, or more, before venturing into the wilds of West Virginia.” — Elizabeth Massie, author of Sineater, Hell Gate, and Desper Hollow.

“From word one in his new novel RETURN OF THE MOTHMAN, Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost spins a riveting take on the Appalachian myth that doesn’t let up until the final sentence is spun. He’s concocted a heady brew of horror. This is a story to be read in one sitting with the lights on…as the wings of the strange creature flap ever closer…” — Pam Andrews Hanson, multi-published author.

“One thing I love is urban legends. Always have. So I really looked forward to reading Michael’s new novel RETURN OF THE MOTHMAN. And WOW, wow, what a great and creepy read it was! Get ready, my dear friends. When you hear crashing thunder from above, pray it’s not the massive wings of the Mothman ready to descend upon your soul! Michael has crafted a new twist on this legend, and you’re about to be taken for a thrill ride until the very end.” — Charles Day, Bram Stoker Award® -nominated author of The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief, Hunt for the Ghoulish Bartender, and Deep Within.

"Michael Knost's RETURN OF THE MOTHMAN takes exquisitely-drawn, grittily realistic blue collar characters and sends them on a cinematic thrill ride of horror. I loved it. It adds a grand chapter to the lore of the Mothman." — Steve Rasnic Tem, author of Deadfall Hotel and Blood Kin.

“A creepy, thoroughly absorbing tale with memorable characters and a true sense of menace!” —Jeff Strand, author of Dweller.

"Maine might lay claim to Stephen King, but West Virginia can’t ever be too envious as long as they have Michael Knost in their corner." —Thomas F. Monteleone, author of over 35 bestselling novels and four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award.