Strip Mauled

CoverWerewolves and the suburbs are a natural go-together. Okay, so they’re not the Obligatory/Iconic Suburban Golden Retriever or Chocolate Labrador, but they’ve got a much better chance of taking home the Best in Show ribbon than their Undead rivals, the vampires. In some suburban households, if it brings home a trophy, who cares if it also brings home bloody chunks of the neighbors every time the full moon shines? And let’s not forget one more advantage to the suburban werewolf: If his lupine side does something nasty on your lawn, his human side can come by later with the Pooper Scooper. In your face, Dracula!

Therefore, welcome to the fur-sprouting, mall-browsing, moon-howling, latté-sipping world of Strip Mauled. You’ll like what you find.

Sit.   Stay.   Good reader.

Stories of suburban lycanthropy by Sarah A. Hoyt, Dave Freer, K. D. Wentworth, and more—including Esther Friesner herself.

Cover Art by Clyde Caldwell

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, October 2009

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ISBN-13: 978-1-4391-3320-0
ISBN-10: 1-4391-3320-4

Introduction copyright 2009 by Esther M. Friesner.
Copyright 2009 by Tekno Books and Esther M. Friesner.

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Additional Copyright Information

"Leader of the Pack," copyright 2009 by Esther M. Friesner

"Howl!," copyright 2009 by Jody Lynn Nye

"Special Needs," copyright 2009 by K.D. Wentworth

"Fish Story," copyright 2009 by Tracy Morris

"Blame It on the Moonlight," copyright 2009 Tim Waggoner

"Imaginary Fiend," copyright 2009 by Lucienne Diver

"Neighborhood Bark-B-Q," copyright 2009 by Daniel M. Hoyt

"That Time of the Month," copyright 2009 by Laura Underwood

"Pack Intern," copyright 2009 by Berry Kercheval

"Support Your Local Werewolf," copyright 2009 by Karen Everson

"Isn't That Special," copyright 2009 by Esther M. Friesner

"Prowling for Love," copyright 2009 by Linda Donahue

"Lighter than Were," copyright 2009 by Robert Hoyt

"Enforcement Claws," copyright 2009 by Steven Piziks

"Where-wolf," copyright 2009 by Selina Rosen

"Overnight Moon," copyright 2009 by David Levine

"Wolfy Ladies," copyright 2009 by David Freer

"Frijoles for Fenris," copyright 2009 by Kevin Andrew Murphy

"The Case of the Driving Poodle," copyright 2009 by Sarah A. Hoyt

"Meet the Harrys," copyright 2009 by Robin Wayne Bailey

"The Creature in Your Neighborhood," copyright 2009 by Jim C. Hines


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