Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Savage Magic

by Lloyd Shepherd

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

Savage Magic Synopsis

It's 1814 and the streets of London's Covent Garden are at the centre of a dark trade, enticing rich and poor alike with a cocktail of gin and beer and sex. Behind their own fashionable private doors in the surrounding parishes a group of aristocratic young men are found murdered, all of them wearing the mask of a satyr, all of them behind locked doors with no signs of entry. Constable Charles Horton's investigation into these violent crimes begins, quite by chance, at Thorpe Lee House in Surrey, where accusations of witchcraft have swept the village. What connects these broken London men, savage with the pursuit of pleasure, and a country village awash with folklore and talk of burning witches? The answers lie, yet again, under lock and key, in a madhouse for the deranged, where Horton's wife Abigail seeks refuge from her disordered mind. In this world of witchcraft and madhouses, whores and aristocrats, it's a savage magic indeed that holds its victims in its thrall. Lloyd Shepherd's most ambitious novel to date is a triumph of the imagination. His rich cast of characters weaves a hugely satisfying story of depth, insight and exquisite drama.

If you loved this, you might like these...

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Lamentation
Lamentation
Havana Sleeping

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781471136085
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781471136061
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471136061
Publication date: 28th August 2014
Author: Lloyd Shepherd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories:

About Lloyd Shepherd

Lloyd Shepherd is a former journalist and digital producer who has worked for the Guardian, Channel 4, the BBC and Yahoo. He lives in South London with his family.

More About Lloyd Shepherd

More Books By Lloyd Shepherd

Cover for Savage Magic by Lloyd Shepherd
Cover for The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd
View All Books By Lloyd Shepherd

Share this book