Bill’s Books

Zoologist and author of Hell’s Gate and Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures, Schutt’s next nonfiction, Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, debuts on February 14th 2017. His 2nd novel, The Himalayan Codex, will be released on June 6th 2017.

Praise for Bill’s Books

“…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.”

The New York Times on Cannibalism

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.

Steve Berry on Hell’s Gate


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!

James Rollins on Hell’s Gate


…masterful and compulsively readable…

Ian Tattersall on Cannibalism


I was totally absorbed by this thoroughly charming and scientifically accurate account.

E. O. Wilson on Dark Banquet


Working within chilling scientific plausibility, this two-fisted jungle adventure swerves unexpectedly down a path of heart-pounding horror. What emerges from the darkness will haunt you long after you put the book down.

James Cameron on Hell’s Gate