win prizes book price comparison make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan Read the opening extract of the brand new Sarah Morgan book before its publication on 05/10/2017

Savage Magic by Lloyd Shepherd
  

Savage Magic

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   Historical Fiction   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £7.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Lovereading view...

The third in this excellent series featuring Constable Charles Horton of the River Police. He is investigating strange goings-on in a grand house in Surrey where the locals fear witchcraft is afoot. Then a group of powerful men who call themselves the Sybarites start dying. These men indulge in feasting, drinking and orgies with prostitutes and Horton has to handle both cases. The link and solution is ingenious and once again the author has given us a highly satisfying puzzle to solve, one that could easily have two answers. Wonderful stuff. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Lloyd Shepherd you might also like to read books by Susanna Clarke, Harry Thompson and C. J. Sansom.

Win a Limited Edition book proof of a Karin Slaughter thriller

We have 50 Limited Edition book proofs to give away of The Good Daughter, the stunning new standalone thriller, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No. 1 bestselling author Karin Slaughter. This is what our editorial expert said about it - ‘The Good Daughter’ is a breathtaking whammy of a read, pure escapism at its best, and I can highly recommend it! ~ Liz Robinson

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 31 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 9 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/10/2017

Synopsis

Savage Magic by Lloyd Shepherd

From the author of The English Monster comes Savage Magic, a brilliant new historical thriller, a riveting tale of villainy, madness and murder. Covent Garden, 1814: a centre of vice to which rich and poor alike are drawn by the promise of gin, ale and other carnal diversions. In opulent private rooms, several fashionable young men have been found murdered, each wearing a satyr's mask, each behind a locked door. Constable Charles Horton of the River Police Office is called in to investigate and soon finds himself at Thorpe Lee House in Surrey, where accusations of witchcraft have swept through the village. What connects those London aristocrats in pursuit of pleasure and a country backwater suddenly awash with folklore and talk of burning witches? In this strange, captivating world, it is a savage magic indeed that holds its victims in its thrall.

About the Author

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 books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2015

Author

Lloyd Shepherd

More books by Lloyd Shepherd
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.lloydshepherd.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471136085

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools