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Hallowdene

Former London journalist Elspeth Reeves is trying to carve a new life for herself in the sleepy Oxfordshire countryside until she's sent to cover the excavation of a notorious local witch's grave. Three hundred years ago, her name mixed up with murder and black magic, Agnes Levett was hanged and then buried under an immense stone, to prevent her spirit from ever rising again. Elspeth investigates but soon finds there is far more to the old tale than meets the eye, as the surrounding area is rocked by a series of mysterious and brutal murders, all of people somehow connected with the dig. She and her childhood friend DS Peter Shaw race to uncover the truth, but secrets lain buried for centuries are not easily discovered....

Title : Hallowdene
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ISBN : 39510271
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Status : Available For Download
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Hallowdene Reviews

  • Andy

    I really enjoyed Wychwood, was delighted to see volume two out and even more delighted to find it was as good as number one. Like Wychwood it's a slightly supernatural police procedural in which the bulk of arriving at the conclusion relies on good old fashioned coppering...but with the sense of the supernatural hovering over every thing.

  • Molly

    This story is the perfect Halloween book.

    It’s set in a creepy village in Oxfordshire, along with a haunting tale of witch folklore, twisted with murder and this eerie talk of a witch, you combine it and get this talented story. The characters are really capturing and the story is easily followed. I thoroughly enjoyed this, perfect read for this time of year!!

    Also, if anyone enjoys a good witchy story as there isn’t many good ones around, I would also recommend reading “Hex” as that is also such
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  • Yvonne Davies

    The Carrion King murders have been solved and Elspeth and Peter are getting on with life. Elspeth’s is still trying to be a success as a freelance journalist and working at the local newspaper. So, when local landowner agrees to the excavation of Agnes Levett’s grave, a 16th-century witch. As a topic of interest Elspeth covered the story from the start. The villagers of Hallowdene were divided about the dig, whilst some thought it was great for business and tourism, others feared the curse. So, ...more

  • Janet Slipak

    Book Two:

    Former London journalist Elspeth Reeves is trying to carve a new life for herself in the sleepy Oxfordshire countryside until she’s sent to cover the excavation of a notorious local witch’s grave.

    Three hundred years ago, her name mixed up with murder and black magic, Agnes Levett was hanged and then buried under an immense stone, to prevent her spirit from ever rising again. Elspeth investigates but soon finds there is far more to the old tale than meets the eye, as the surrounding area
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  • Sarah

    Although this isn't as brilliant as Wychwood it was a wonderfully witchy story, well written and the perfect Halloween read.

  • Tim Rideout

    ‘Without grace or remorse.’

    Cracking follow-up novel to George Mann’s ‘Wychwood’.

    In Hallowdene, Mann has perfected his blend of crime and the supernatural, offering a satisfying crime novel enhanced by the underplay of the supernatural. The two genres work to reinforce the other.

    There are also pleasing inter-textual references, from Quatermass and creator Nigel Kneale’s preoccupation with trace memory to Robin Hardy’s film ‘The Wicker Man’ and its juxtaposition of folklore and horror. These refe
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  • Victoria Parkin (Book_besties)

    “Former London journalist Elspeth Reeves is trying to carve a new life for herself in the sleepy Oxfordshire countryside, until she’s sent to cover the excavation of a notorious local witch’s grave. Three hundred years ago, her name mixed up with murder and black magic, Agnes Levett was hanged and then buried under an immense stone, to prevent her spirit from ever rising again. Elspeth investigates, but soon finds there is far more to the old tale than meets the eye, as the surrounding area is r ...more

  • Nicole

    Really love George Mann's mix of crime Thriller and the supernatural.