Summary

1814, London's Covent Garden entices rich and poor alike with a cocktail of gin, beer and sex. In the surrounding parishes a group of young men are found murdered, all of them wearing masks, all of them behind locked doors.
Constable Charles Horton's investigation into these violent crimes begins at Thorpe Lee House in Surrey, where accusations of witchcraft have swept the village.
What connects these broken London men, and a village awash with talk of burning witches?
©2014 Lloyd Shepherd (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
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"A joyously, flamboyantly melodramatic scamper" ( The Guardian on The English Monster)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 15-03-15

unheimlich- uncanny

Where does Savage Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 5

Who was your favorite character and why?

constable horton as always

What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

he brings it alive and he can do every accent available, his narration is so grand, I was mesmerized

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

n/a

Any additional comments?

after the english monster this ranks as my second fave. I was hooked at the way that the author made me feel as if the people in the book believed they were modern and up to date, which was powerful as it was meant to be about people 200 years ago.very real believable characters, just brilliant

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1 out of 5 stars
By Philip R Hodgson on 14-06-18

worst audio book I have ever listened to

dreadful story, totally unbelievable and disjointed. even if the story had had merits, the writing style was awful . Feel sorry for the narrator who did his best

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5 out of 5 stars
By marc on 21-09-16

memorable performance and story

excellent pacing and narration. really enjoyed the characterisation. well managed and rhoughtful tone changes especially towards the end of the novel.

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