• The Beast of Barcroft

  • By: Bill Schweigart
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (247 ratings)

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The Beast of Barcroft

By: Bill Schweigart
Narrated by: Will Damron
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Publisher's summary

Ben McKelvie believes he's moving up in the world when he and his fiancée buy a house in the cushy Washington, DC, suburb of Barcroft. Instead he's moving down - way down - thanks to Madeleine Roux, the crazy neighbor whose vermin-infested property is a permanent eyesore and looming hazard to public health.

First Ben's fiancée leaves him; then his dog dies, apparently killed by a predator drawn into Barcroft by Madeleine's noxious menagerie. But the worst is yet to come for Ben, for he's not dealing with any ordinary wild animal. This killer is something much, much worse. Something that couldn't possibly exist - in this world.

Now, as a devilish creature stalks the locals, Ben resolves to take action. With some grudging assistance from a curator at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and the crackpot theories of a self-styled cryptozoologist, he discovers the sinister truth behind the attacks, but knowing the Beast of Barcroft and stopping it are two different animals.

©2015 Bill Schweigart (P)2016 Tantor

Critic reviews

"[A] swift and breezy suburban creature feature." ( Publishers Weekly)