Wychwood: Book 1 (Paperback)
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Wychwood: Book 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 12/09/2017
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After losing her job and her partner in one fell swoop, journalist Elspeth Reeves is back in her mother's house in the sleepy village of Wilsby-under-Wychwood, wondering where it all went wrong.

Then a body is found in the neighbouring Wychwoods: a woman ritually slaughtered, with cryptic symbols scattered around her corpse.

Elspeth recognizes these from a local myth of the Carrion King, a Saxon magician who once held a malevolent court deep in the forest.

As more murders follow, Elspeth joins her childhood friend DS Peter Shaw to investigate, and the two discover sinister village secrets harking back decades.

Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783294091
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Great fun and a spectacular read. The story of the Carrion King story is so good thatyou'll want it to be real...readers may forever fall in love with the English countryside." -- New York Journal of Books

"Though less explicit than in Mann's Newbury and Hobbes occult mysteries (The Executioner's Heart, 2013), there are some unexplainable events here that may have supernatural roots. Readers will be as interested in discovering what's next for Elspeth and Peter as they are to unravel the mysteries of the forest." -- Booklist

"An ancient pagan legend concerning a murderous mage casts its dark shadow over contemporary events in this sinuous occult thriller....Mann's characters are well drawn, and the culprit's genuine occult powers add a frisson of the uncanny" -- Publishers Weekly

"A dark and menacing crime drama with just a hint of paranormal activity to keep the reader on their toes...Mann does a wonderful job of constructing his sleepy little English village." - Seattle Book Review & Manhattan Book Review

"A fun read, with something for fans of the cozy mystery, the thriller, and the supernatural investigation genres." -- Anthony Cardno blog review

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“If you go down to the woods today...”

An engaging murder-mystery that doesn't stray too far from the established formula of the genre but benefits hugely from having well-drawn, sympathetic, and, most importantly, likeable main characters. The plot... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
3rd October 2017
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“Creepy Homecoming”

When Elspeth Reeves returns to her family home, she finds the street cordoned off by police following the finding of a body in the woods behind the house.

As a journalist , Elspeth investigates, further bodies are... More

Paperback edition
14th November 2017
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“A page-turning crime thriller”

The story begins with Elspeth pulling up to her mum's house, come to stay for a while, only to find that police have blocked off the road. No one is allowed into the crime scene area, but Elspeth pops through her... More

Paperback edition
5th October 2017
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