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This three-book series from Lore creator Aaron Mahnke gathers rare and fan-favorite stories from his hit podcast Lore, and combines them with gorgeous illustrations and beautiful typography.

Each topical volume presents the tales of our darkest nightmares in an attractive hardcover package that readers will find impossible to put down—even when the lights have gone out.

Get started today. Preorder your copy of Monstrous Creatures now!

Monstrous Creatures

Published by Del Rey   |   320 Pages   |  October 10, 2017

A beautifully illustrated collection of stories from the hit podcast Lore—now a television series from Amazon Studios—that combines fan favorites like “Unboxed” and “They Made a Tonic” with new tales to deepen the legends.

In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore guides us through the fascinating history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends, but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious Jersey Devil dwells. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief – and even the Florida home of a haunted doll named Robert.


Wicked Mortals

Published by Del Rey   |   330 Pages   |  May 29, 2018

A chilling, lavishly illustrated Who’s Who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now a television series from Amazon Studios.

Here are the incredible true stories of some of the mortals who achieved notoriety in history and folklore through horrible means. Monsters of this sort—serial killers, desperate criminals, and socially mobile people with a much darker double-life—are, in fact, quite real, including H. H. Holmes, the infamous Chicago serial killer; William Brodie, the Edinburgh criminal mastermind who inspired The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and Bela Kiss, a Hungarian tinsmith with a most disturbing hobby: collecting women in gasoline drums.


Dreadful Places

Published by Del Rey   |   330 Pages   |  October 2018

A gorgeously illustrated study of the places where human evil has left a nefarious taint—featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now a television series from Amazon Studios.

Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, even a town, and you feel it. Something seems off—an atmosphere that leaves you oddly unsettled, a sense of lingering darkness. Now Aaron Mahnke, the host of the popular podcast Lore, explores some of these dreadful places and the history that seems to haunt them.

Filled with evocative illustrations, this eerie tour of lurid landmarks and doomed destinations is just the ticket to take armchair travelers with a taste for the macabre to places they never thought they’d visit in their wildest, scariest dreams.