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Savage Magic by Lloyd Shepherd
  

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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 Andrew Pepper, Susanna Clarke and C. J. Sansom.

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2015

Author

Lloyd Shepherd

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www.lloydshepherd.com/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471136085

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