Introducing my second book: The Poisoned Island

As those who follow me on Twitter or Facebook will know, at the end of last week an exciting package arrived at my house. It contained two pristine copies of the hardback of my next book, The Poisoned Island.

Here’s the beautiful front cover:

Poisoned Island Hardback Front small


I’ll write more about it in the coming weeks. In fact, I’ll write so much about it you’ll be forced to silence me on whatever platforms you currently read this gush on. But for now, here’s some salient facts:

  • it’s out in the UK on February 28th – no dates for other territories, including the U.S., just yet, but I’ll let you know when I get them
  • it’s a sequel to The English Monster
  • it’s set a year later, and features a mysterious ship, the island of Tahiti, the botanical gardens at Kew, and a tree which is not all it appears to be. It also features Sir Joseph Banks and Robert Brown, as well as the main characters from The English Monster
  • the cover is beautiful

That’s all for now. Other than to point out that the cover is beautiful.


About Lloyd Shepherd

Lloyd is the author of The English Monster and The Poisoned Island. He lives in London, but dreams of Manchester.


  1. Looking forward to it! Especially since I will be visiting London on the 28th!

  2. Fabulous. And yes, a very lovely cover. It will probably be the second hardback I’ve bought in two years. The last one being The English Monster, of course.

  3. I can’t wait. I need to re read the English Monster before hand!

  4. Lloyd Shepherd says:

    Thanks Tom!

  5. Lloyd Shepherd says:

    Cheers Nik.

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