Pesky Baboon Book Cover

MELVYN GRANT has written a novel.

This story is a ‘must-read’ fantasy adventure. It’ll have you laughing

your socks off then lead you bare foot into a dark happening.

Set in South East England and other strange places.

There are some weird and dangerous characters…

There is also a PESKY BABOON!!!

” It began one freezing night when a smelly fish box was left

on my doorstep. It contained a baby baboon who grew into a

young delinquent who demanded that he was worthy of me

writing a book.” – And so it was written.

This book can now be bought on

A printed version is also available from here


how was i to know… when i moved into that old victorian house in st leonards-on-sea, i would end up sharing it with peculiar misfits?

first, an opinionated seabird wearing baggy white, polka dot shorts arrived at the window. then, one cold night, an infant baboon was left on the doorstep in an old fish box. self-centred, self-gratifying, the little baboon became a cocky freeloading, drape-coated, annoyance, sporting a pompadour hairstyle combed up at the back like a ducks behind.

i call him, ‘that pesky baboon’.

i thought life would become more peaceful as he got older, but i was wrong, there was far worse to come…

i didn’t know about ‘the maggoty man’.

not a man. not a vampire… something not quite right… something that came from a dark place into our town reaching out with the hand of death.
but baboons are sneaky. we crept into the eerie black, underbelly of the australian dreamtime. risking our lives against naked nightmares on a strange and terrible quest with a wild bunch of aboriginals led by aunty gammyip.

ok, i’m a fantasy artist. i don’t fight hideous monsters; i just paint pictures of them. i guess then, what happened was my fault; i should have listened to all that good advice…

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