Syd Moore lives in Essex where the Rosie Strange novels are set. Previously to writing, she was a lecturer and a presenter on Pulp, the Channel 4 books programme. She is the author of the mystery novels The Drowning Pool and Witch Hunt.
'Dennis Wheatley meets Caitlin Moran.' * Starburst *
'Strange Magic is that rarest of things: a book which sets out unashamedly to entertain, and does so with wit, style, and erudition. I gleefully submitted to a tale of witchcraft, feminism, mysterious strangers, historical atrocities, plucky heroines and ghastly apparitions - and came away more proud than ever to be an Essex girl.' * Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent *
'Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.' * Guardian *
'A brilliant beginning to a highly original new series. I promise, this book will hold you spellbound!' * Crimesquad *
'A witty, whip-smart read that captivates the reader and conjures a plot full of danger, fun and romance...the characters are brilliant - relatable, real, witty and warm. The plot is a puzzling mystery that sweeps the reader along, and Moore's voice as a writer is one that will make the reader want to go out and buy her other books.' * Bookbag *