The Cooke Agency

A Lee Martinez


Monster by A Lee MartinezMeet Monster. Meet Judy. Two humans who don’t like each other much, but together must fight dragons, fire-breathing felines, trolls, Inuit walrus dogs, and a crazy cat lady —for the future of the universe.

Monster runs a pest control agency. He’s overworked and has domestic troubles—like having the girlfriend from hell.

Judy works the night shift at the local Food Plus Mart. Not the most glamorous life, but Judy is happy. No one bothers her and if she has to spell things out for the night-manager every now and again, so be it.

But when Judy finds a Yeti in the freezer aisle eating all the Rocky Road, her life collides with Monster’s in a rather alarming fashion. Because Monster doesn’t catch raccoons; he catches the things that go bump in the night. Things like ogres, trolls, and dragons.

Oh, and his girlfriend from Hell? She actually is from Hell.

Praise for A. Lee Martinez’s Monster:

“Martinez pokes at big-picture questions, like the nature of the
universe and the meaning of life, with abundant, zany humor in this charming tale.” —Publishers Weekly

“Pleasantly engaging brain candy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a clever, fast-paced take on what has fast become a standard set of tropes in urban fantasy — monsters show up in modern-day America, all heck breaks loose and plucky heroes save the day. Luckily, Martinez is clever enough to avoid the pitfalls of the form while writing a book that is genuinely interesting and compelling.” —Romantic Times

“ A fun, comic tale of life and love in the big city. You know, with monsters.” —io9

Genre/Category: Fantasy
Length: 352 pp

Complex Chinese rights, Gaea
World English rights, Orbit/Hachette
German rights, Piper Verlag
Audio rights, Audible
Film rights, Linmon Pictures

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

  A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas.  At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels.  Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil’s All Fright Diner, was published.  His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting.  Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he’s in the car by himself. 

A. Lee Martinez’s website can be found at