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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Aaron Mahnke  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: in


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-- Website -- http://aaronmahnke.com
-- Aaron Mahnke on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Aaron+Mahnke


Illinois Connection

Mahnke was born and raised in Illinois. In 1997, he graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Aaron Mahnke is the creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast ''Lore'', Executive Producer of the ''Lore'' television show on Amazon, and author of ''The World of Lore'' book series. He currently resides in Boston.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''For speaking engagements contact ''' Anastasia Whalen Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau (212) 782-9356 [mailto:awhalen@penguinrandomhouse.com awhalen@penguinrandomhouse.com]

Selected Titles At Your Library

The world of lore :
ISBN: 9781524798000. OCLC Number: 1037886436

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In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore, you'll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be more terrifying than fiction. Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie, a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . Then there's H.H. Holmes, a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his hotel of horrors ... never to be seen again. And no rogues' gallery could leave out Bela Kiss, the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with women's bodies inside. Brimming with accounts of history's most heinous real-life fiends, this riveting best-of-the-worst roundup will haunt your thoughts, chill your bones, and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you think.

The world of Lore :
ISBN: 1524797960. OCLC Number: 992182706

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"The first book in a three-volume collection, The World of Lore : Monstrous Creatures shares the incredible true stories that inspired the legends of famous monsters, from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil"--

The world of lore.
ISBN: 9781472251664. OCLC Number: 1005900462

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The first book in a three-volume collection, The World of Lore : Monstrous Creatures shares the incredible true stories that inspired the legends of famous monsters, from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil-

Wicked mortals /
ISBN: 1524797995. OCLC Number: 1003203432

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"Some monsters are figments of our imagination. Others are as real as flesh and blood: humans who may look like us, who may walk among us, often unnoticed, occasionally even admired--but whose evil deeds and secret lives, once revealed, mark them as something utterly wicked. In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore, you'll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be more terrifying than fiction. Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie, a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then there's H.H. Holmes, a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his "hotel" of horrors ... never to be seen again. And no rogues' gallery could leave out Bela Kiss, the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with women's bodies inside. Brimming with accounts of history's most heinous real-life fiends, this riveting best-of-the-worst roundup will haunt your thoughts, chill your bones, and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you think."--Inside dust jacket.