The Fatal Folklore Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 596 ratings

The Beast of Barcroft 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.

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  • Book 1

    • The Beast of Barcroft

    • By: Bill Schweigart
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful surprise

    • By Richard S. Swol on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Northwoods

    • By: Bill Schweigart
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    Ex-Delta Force Davis Holland, now an agent for Customs and Border Protection, has seen it all. But nothing in his experience has prepared him for what he and the local sheriff find one freezing night in the Minnesota woods. Investigating reports of an illegal border crossing, the two men stumble across a blood-drenched scene of mass murder, barely escaping with their lives... and a single clue to the mayhem: a small wooden chest placed at the heart of the massacre.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it!

    • By Richard S. Swol on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • The Devil's Colony

    • The Fatal Folklore Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Bill Schweigart
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Supernatural investigators Ben McKelvie and Lindsay Clark and cryptozoologist Richard Severance face their deadliest challenge yet. In the New Jersey Pine Barrens, a man named Henry Drexler operates a private compound that welcomes all visitors - so long as they're racists, neo-Nazis, or otherwise in cahoots with the alt-right. But Drexler is no mere Hitler wannabe. Once he was Severance's mentor, and his research may well have summoned a monster to the Pine Barrens. To find out the truth, Ben and Lindsay must enter the camp incognito.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Trilogy loses it's steam

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $27.99