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Guy N Smith


(Guy Newman Smith)
UK flag (b.1939)

aka Jonathan Guy, Gavin Newman

Guy Newman Smith (born 1939, Hopwas, Staffordshire) is an English writer of horror fiction.

He wrote his first horror book, Werewolf by Moonlight in 1974, which spawned two sequels. He is probably best known for a series of six Crabs books, the first of which, Night of the Crabs, was published in 1976. The series chronicles invasions by giant, man-eating crabs of various areas of British coastline. These books are legendary in the horror fiction world, so much so that they were even spoofed by the award winning comedian and writer Matthew Holness under the guise of his Garth Marenghi persona.