UPDATED: THIEVES IN THE NIGHT — Available now!
UPDATE: While it's a nice problem to have, the high demand for Thieves in the Night has led to some supply issues at Amazon. Because of this, several third party sellers are price gouging the title - I urge everyone to buy directly from Anomalist Books and not from these third party sellers (short answer: if you pay over $22.95 for the book new, you are overpaying!). If you must buy from Amazon, select the cheapest price on this link. In the meantime, Barnes & Noble is not suffering from supply issues not third party sellers, so click here to buy from them.
“Joshua Cutchin's Thieves in the Night deserves a place on your bookshelf next to Keith Thompson's Angels and Aliens and Jacques Vallee's Passport to Magonia—a truly fascinating and darkly disturbing investigation into the predatory nature of fairies, aliens and all the shadowy beings that live among us, lurking just outside our view.”
— Richard Hatem, screenwriter of The Mothman Prophecies
"Joshua Cutchin has written a new masterwork. Fairy lore might seem quaint and outdated, but these fables are vital and alive. This is a magical book, and after reading it, you will walk anew in an enchanted world."
— Mike Clelland, author of The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee
It is my great pleasure to announce that my third full-length book, Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions is now available from Anomalist Books on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This is my longest (and longest-gestating) book to date, and, if nothing else, is the most comprehensive look at changelings and protective faerie lore in the past several decades. Beyond that, it hopefully illuminates some under-appreciated similarities between the Good Folk and the modern alien abduction experience, as well as provides an alternative perspective on the Missing 411 phenomenon.
It is also, hands down, the most chilling book I've written. I won't lie—certain passages in this book are quite dark and grisly, and were quite difficult to commit to paper. In that sense, I feel as though this book is (unlike my others) quite unsettling and, dare I say, frightening. Even if there isn't a paranormal aspect to our reality, parts of this book highlight just how horrifying human beings can be to one another. The official trailer for the book can be viewed here (I'm rather proud of it!). Here's the synopsis:
Folklore has always warned of hidden dangers lurking in the shadows, otherworldly beings who seek to steal that which parents hold most dear.
In the first book dedicated solely to the subject, Joshua Cutchin traces this primal concern from antiquity to the modern era—beginning with worldwide tales of faeries, changelings, spirits, demons, and monsters, before examining more contemporary phenomena such as Sasquatch kidnappings, alien abductions, and mysterious disappearances in national parks. Folklore, medicine, science, and spirituality come together for a uniquely scholarly perspective on the thieves in the night.