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London Shadows (#1 Penderry's Bizarre)

London Shadows (#1 Penderry's Bizarre)

263K Reads 12.6K Votes 25 Part Story
J. L. Weaver By JoanneWeaver Completed

--Watty winner-- In Victorian London, monster hunting isn't just a job, it's a way of life. Freddie Westman, a reporter for a paranormal magazine, is one of the best in the business, but now it's personal. His childhood friend, Jim Penderry, has disappeared, and the signs point to sinister forces from beyond the grave. If Westman wants to save Jim, he'll have to face his worst fear. No, not fighting a demon with only a cake to hand. Something far more daunting.
  
Sceptical Sophie Penderry doesn't solve mysteries or go on adventures. She's more at home in the library with her nose in The Botanist's Guide to Plants and Fungi. But she puts the science books away to help Westman find her missing brother, whether he likes it or not. Which he really doesn't. Westman is a loner, reluctant to lead anyone into danger. According to him, the supernatural is not just the stuff of folklore and children's nightmares, and a world of black magic awaits them.
  
Now Westman must decide if he should push Sophie away for her own safety, or take a leap of faith and accept an offer of help and friendship. Either way, time is running out to find Jim, and worse still, they may not make it back in time for tea and biscuits.
  
  ~Featured story
  ~Selected by R.L. Stine's 'Slappy' (Goosebumps Movie's sponsored reading list)
  ~Winner of the Wattys 2014 HQ Love Award
  ~Ranked #1 in Paranormal (04/12/14)
  
  London Shadows is self-published in paperback and kindle. Available from Amazon.
  © Copyright 2014 J. L. Weaver. All rights reserved

Manimatsu Manimatsu Mar 13
I can't believe I didn't read this series earlier! It's so good!
Musical_world02 Musical_world02 Aug 29, 2016
Um.... I don't know what knock in a half means. Is it some type of old saying or something?
ShiningShimmeringSea ShiningShimmeringSea Jun 21, 2016
I love the beginning, but the use of the plum pudding as a weapon? Haha, Brilliant! I'm looking forward to reading more about these two characters :)
- - Jun 16, 2016
Wow! I'm glad I found this story, it grips you from the start
Musical_world02 Musical_world02 Aug 29, 2016
Um...... Are you trying to scare this poor little girl because..... I that it's working.
Typical, Clem is a cop. Ain't no one safe anymore. This sounds like a U.S. cop.