London Shadows

London Shadows

276K Reads 9.2K Votes 17 Part Story
J. L. Weaver By JoanneWeaver Updated a day ago

--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 (Sep 2014 - Aug 2017)
  ~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)
  
  © Copyright 2014 J. L. Weaver. All rights reserved

  • cake
  • demons
  • fantasy
  • friendship
  • gaslamp
  • gaslampfantasy
  • gaslight
  • historical
  • humor
  • london
  • mystery
  • paranormal
  • plumpudding
  • romance
  • spells
  • spirits
  • supernatural
  • tea
  • victorian
  • wattys2014
  • witches
  • youngadult
justhellaawkward justhellaawkward May 09, 2017
Really? The graveyard? You couldve ran anywhere else but you ran in the graveyard? Yeah because you'll definitely get away from the monster there!
SoWhat_If SoWhat_If May 31, 2017
Is this... *rubs eyes* Yes it is! Latin! And it's perfectly written! This is amazing *wipes away tear*
Manimatsu Manimatsu Mar 13, 2017
I can't believe I didn't read this series earlier! It's so good!
justhellaawkward justhellaawkward May 09, 2017
Haha now thats what I call PUDDING it to use. 
                              
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                              Ha-ha, ok I'll leave.
ADementedFangirl ADementedFangirl Jun 19, 2017
And here I was, thinking that the little girl was Creeping Clem in disguise
Piano_child02 Piano_child02 Aug 29, 2016
Um.... I don't know what knock in a half means. Is it some type of old saying or something?