Cannibalism has been named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice.
“Bill Schutt’s Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History offers a surprisingly fun and absorbing look at a rather unsavory subject.” – Pamela Paul (Editor, New York Times Book Review)
“Refreshing… A jolly book, written in a breezy style, but the research behind it is impressive.” – Sy Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus) for the New York Times Book Review
Listen to the reviewers and pick up Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, available everywhere books are sold.
Additionally, Bill Schutt’s acclaimed WWII thriller Hell’s Gate (with co-author J.R. Finch) is now out in paperback.
The Himalayan Codex, book two in the R.J. MacCready Series, will be out on June 6 and has already garnered a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. “Schutt and Finch provide a textbook example of how to make the fantastic easy to buy into with their superior second Crichton-esque thriller featuring field zoologist R.J. MacCready.”
Thrilled to be appearing at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, on Thursday April 27 @ 7 PM.
Garnering rave reviews from The New York Times, Boston Globe and elsewhere, Cannibalism places a perfectly natural occurrence into a vital new context and invites us to explore why it both enthralls and repels us.
For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it.
Cannibalism is available everywhere books are sold.
Sometimes you must enter hell in order to defeat evil.
In 1944, after a three hundred foot Japanese sub is found marooned and deserted, deep in the wilderness of Central Brazil, a team of Army rangers is sent to investigate. But soon they too, are among the missing. Enter Captain R.J. MacCready, a brilliant zoologist who specializes in just this type of mission: in this case to determine why the Japanese are in Brazil and to stop whatever it is they have planned.
“Schutt and Finch provide a textbook example of how to make the fantastic easy to buy into with their superior second Crichton-esque thriller.” Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)
The deeper Mac and Yanni plunge into the unknown, the more certain it appears that they won’t make it out alive.
In the wake of World War II, zoologist and adventurer Captain R. J. MacCready is sent to the frozen mountain valleys of Tibet to find a creature of legend that may hold the secret to humankind’s evolutionary future—or the key to its extinction—in this explosive follow-up to Hell’s Gate.
For centuries, blood feeders have inhabited our nightmares and horror stories, as well as the most shadowy realm of our scientific knowledge. In Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures, Dr. Bill Schutt, an authority on vampire bats, takes the reader on a dark but entertaining voyage into the world of some of its strangest creatures – the sanguivores.
Praise for Bill’s Books
Schutt is a biology professor with a rare gift for making biology dramatic. His accounts… are hair-raising… gripping and often disturbing.
“…one fascinating and bizarre example after another… a jolly book, written in a breezy style, but the research behind it is impressive… Cannibalism restores my faith in humanity.”
This one pushes the envelope to the edge and beyond, with tension and imagination that crackles from the first page. A terrific story, terrifically told.
Hell’s Gate has everything I love in a book: rip-roaring action, strange-but-authentic science, and characters that pop right off the page. An adventure that harkens to the glory days of H. Rider Haggard and H.G. Wells. Warning: Do NOT miss this debut!
…masterful and compulsively readable…
I was totally absorbed by this thoroughly charming and scientifically accurate account.