The best Bigfoot books to satisfy your creature feature cravings

Nick Sullivan Author Of Zombie Bigfoot
By Nick Sullivan

Who am I?

My writer’s journey has been circuitous. Originally, I’d intended to become a screenwriter, until I was bitten by the acting bug. Appearing often in film, television, and on Broadway, I found myself drawn to audiobook narration. After so much exposure to so many genres from so many authors, I decided to return to writing. Zombie Bigfoot is a novelization of a screenplay of mine, inspired by SkyMall magazine I read during a scuba diving trip. One page had a Bigfoot garden statue… the adjacent page had a garden flagstone with a zombie coming up out of the ground. I looked at those two images and thought: “How has nobody done this?”

I wrote...

Zombie Bigfoot

By Nick Sullivan,

Book cover of Zombie Bigfoot

What is my book about?

The truth is out there... and it will eat your face. "Bigfoot is real." That’s what Sarah’s father told her before his academic disgrace and untimely death. Now, primatologist Dr. Sarah Bishop is eager to restore her father’s good name. Survival show host Russ Cloud is just as eager to boost his plummeting ratings. They’ll both have a shot at redemption when they find themselves hired by eccentric billionaire Cameron Carson. After a series of his publicity stunts end in spectacular failure, Carson has a plan to redeem his tarnished image: capture a live Sasquatch.

Combining Crichton-esque action-adventure with creature feature horror, outlandish characters, and a healthy dose of humor, Zombie Bigfoot will leave you panting for more.

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The books I picked & why


By Jeff Strand,

Book cover of Dweller

Why did I love this book?

I’m a big fan of Horror Comedy, and one name I kept seeing over and over in that category was Jeff Strand. I saw that he had a Bigfoot book and I grabbed it. It wasn’t at all what I expected! Strand’s books are often filled with zany humor, but this story was something quite different.

Dweller follows the friendship between a boy… and a monster. There are plenty of thrills and chills, but if you don’t come away from this novel with a tear in your eye, you’re made of sturdier stuff than I. Poignant and powerful, this book has a lot of heart.

By Jeff Strand,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Dweller as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

When Toby Floren was eight years old, he discovered a monster living in the woods behind his house. A ghastly, frightening creature with claws, fangs, and a taste for human flesh. As he ran out of the forest, Toby felt that he'd been lucky to escape with his life.

Years later, Toby finds comfort with the creature. It's his own special secret--something that nobody else in the world knows about. Somebody to talk to. Somebody to confide in. Sure, Toby has concerns about his own sanity, but really, what boy wouldn't want to be best friends with a monster in…

Book cover of Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

Why did I love this book?

As a fan of both zombies and Sasquatch, I was thrilled when the New York Times best-selling author of the epic end-of-the-world zombie novel, World War Z… applied his talents to Bigfoot!

Here’s a novel that swirls together apocalyptic fiction with the spine-tingling horror you’d expect from Max Brooks. The characters are well-developed and I found plenty of humor in the social satire that is threaded into the story. Presented as a recounting of an actual occurrence, the book is a riveting read.

By Max Brooks,

Why should I read it?

3 authors picked Devolution as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?


As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now.

But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing - and too earth-shattering in its implications - to be forgotten.

In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate's extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into…

Bigfoot in the Bronx

By Hunter Shea,

Book cover of Bigfoot in the Bronx

Why did I love this book?

A good friend and fellow writer introduced me to Hunter Shea at a brewpub in New York City, and I quickly discovered he was a titan in the realm of creature features. The Jersey Devil, a mutated megalodon, the Loch Ness monster… Shea loves his cryptids!

Hurling the ultimate wilderness creature into the urban jungle was inspired, and this story is just as fun as you’d expect. Packed with humor and over-the-top mayhem, this book is a hoot and I tore through it in a day.

By Hunter Shea,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Bigfoot in the Bronx as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The Hunt

It’s hunting season for best friends Shay and Vito. This year, with a bad economy and Shay out of work, it’s more important than ever to bag a deer so they can feed their families. Tucking their truck in their secret spot outside a state park in the Catskills, they settle down, waiting for a deer to come to them.


What they get is a giant creature that outruns a speeding deer and savages it with its bare hands and jagged teeth. Someone hidden in the woods shoots it with a tranquilizer dart. Shay knows what the…

Bigfoot Hunters

By Rick Gualtieri,

Book cover of Bigfoot Hunters

Why did I love this book?

Another heavy hitter in the realm of Horror Comedy, Rick Gualtieri is a skillful wordsmith who knows how to build tension with chuckles sprinkled throughout. I met him recently at a book signing and we traded books. Naturally, I grabbed one of his with “Bigfoot” in the title.

Filled with action and humor, Bigfoot Hunters is a roller-coaster rampage when a troop of enraged Sasquatch cut loose, racking up an impressive body count. I don’t often laugh out loud when I read, but this one pulled quite a few giggles out of me.

By Rick Gualtieri,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Bigfoot Hunters as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?


When Harrison Kent suggests an outing to a secluded campsite in Colorado, his friends are all eager for a few days of fun and adventure. But what awaits them is far more terrifying than they ever bargained for.

They learn that Sasquatch is real, but these are not the shy creatures of myth & legend. A madness has claimed them, erasing their once peaceful nature and leaving in its wake a ravenous horde of cryptids that's about to descend upon the unsuspecting residents of a remote town.

The woods hold more than one…

Book cover of The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates

Why did I love this book?

I felt I needed to include at least one non-fiction book in my recommendations, and this title is a favorite. It is truly “encyclopedic” in its scope, encompassing first-hand accounts from all over the globe, as well as historical context, cultural references, physical evidence, and more. 

The author specializes in a number of cryptid subjects, and the level of research is impressive. Organized alphabetically and packed with photos, The Bigfoot Book is a go-to reference for all things Sasquatch. At 685 pages in length, you get a lot of bang for your buck!

By Nick Redfern,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Bigfoot Book as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Does a hulking, hairy, 800-pound, nine-foot-tall, elusive primate roam the woods and forests throughout North America - and the world? Audio- recordings exist purporting to be the creatures' eerie chatter and bone-chilling screaming. Whether called Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot or something else , bipedal primates appear in folklore, legends and eyewitness accounts in every state of the union and many places around the world. The fascination with the man-beast is stronger than ever in today's pop culture.

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