Phil Rickman Merrily Watkins Series 9 Books - 9789526529769, 978-9526529769
Phil Rickman Merrily Watkins Series 9 Books Collection Set Titles in the Set A Crown of Lights, The Lamp of the Wicked, Midwinter of the Spirit , The Prayer of the Night Shepherd, The Secrets of Pain, The Wine of Angels, The Cure of Souls, The Smile of a Ghost, The Magus of Hay
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A Crown of Lights

The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. When a redundant church is bought by a young pagan couple, the local fundamentalist minister reacts with fury. In an isolated community on the Welsh border, a modern witch hunt begins. Diocesan Exorcist Merrily Watkins is expected to keep the lid on the cauldron... but what she finds out will seriously test her beliefs. Also, there's the problem of the country solicitor who won't be parted from his dead wife. The mystery of five ancient churches all dedicated to St Michael, slayer of dragons. And a killer with an old tradition to guard... THE THIRD INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES

The Lamp of the Wicked

The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. After half a century of decay, the village of Underhowle looked to be on the brink of a new prosperity. Now, instead, it seems destined for notoriety as the home of a psychotic serial killer. DI Francis Bliss, of Hereford CID, is convinced he knows where the bodies are buried. But Merrily Watkins, called in to conduct a controversial funeral, wonders if Bliss isn't blinkered by personal ambition. And are the Underhowle deaths really linked to perhaps the most sickening killings in British criminal history? THE FIFTH INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES

Midwinter of the Spirit 

THE SECOND INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES 'They'll follow you home... breathe down your phone at night... a prime target for every psychotic grinder of the dark satanic mills that ever sacrificed a chicken...' Diocesan Exorcist: a job viewed by the Church of England with such extreme suspicion that they changed the name. It's Deliverance Consultant now. Still, it seems, no job for a woman. But when the Bishop offers it to Merrily Watkins, parish priest and single mum, she's in no position to refuse. It starts badly for Merrily and gets no easier. As an early winter slices through the old city of Hereford, a body is found in the River Wye, an ancient church is desecrated and signs of evil appear in the cathedral itself, where the tomb of a medieval saint lies in pieces

The Prayer of the Night Shepherd

The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. A crumbling hotel on the border of England and Wales. A suggestion of inherited evil, a strange love affair... and the long-disputed origins of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. Fascinating for young Jane Watkins, flushed by the freedom of her first weekend job. But the sinister side becomes increasingly apparent to her mother, Merrily, Diocesan Exorcist for Hereford. Then come memories of a child-killer, blood in the fresh snow...THE SIXTH INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES

The Secrets of Pain

The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. The elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS know all about pain and the enduring of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has found himself back in the Regiment - this time as its chaplain, responsible for the spiritual welfare of the hardest men in or out of uniform. Faced with a case which would normally be passed discreetly to Hereford Diocesan Exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is forced - for security reasons - to try and handle it himself... and is coming close to a breakdown. Meanwhile, the scattered communities along the Welsh border have their own crisis. With recession biting deep, urban crime has spilled into the countryside and old barbaric evils are revived. When a wealthy landowner is hacked to death in his own farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is caught in the backlash, his private life in danger of exposure. With the framework of her own world beginning to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to venture into areas where neither a priest nor a woman is welcome... to unearth secrets linked with the border's pagan past. Secrets which she knows can never be disclosed. THE ELEVENTH INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES

The Wine of Angels

THE FIRST IN THE INCREDIBLE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES Merrily Watkins: late thirties, single mum, parish priest. Cosy? I don't think so...The new vicar had never wanted a picture-postcard parish - or a huge and haunted vicarage. Nor had she wanted to walk into a dispute over a controversial play about a seventeenth-century clergyman accused of witchcraft... a story that certain long-established families would rather remained obscure. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets... A paradise of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. And also - as Merrily Watkins and her teenage daughter, Jane, discover - a village where horrific murder is a tradition that spans centuries.

The Cure of Souls

The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. In Herefordshire's hop-growing country, where the river flows as dark as beer, a converted kiln is the scene of a savage murder. When the local vicar refuses to help its new owners cope with the aftermath, Diocesan Exorcist Merrily Watkins is sent in by the Bishop. Already involved in the case of a schoolgirl whose mother thinks she's possessed by evil, the hesitant Merrily is drawn into a deadly tangle of deceit, corruption and sexual menace as she uncovers the secrets of a village with a past as twisted as the hop-bines which once enclosed it. THE FOURTH INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES

The Smile of a Ghost

The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. In the affluent, historic town of Ludlow, a teenage boy dies in a fall from the castle ruins. Accident or suicide? No great mystery - so why does the boy's uncle, retired detective Andy Mumford, turn to Diocesan Exorcist Merrily Watkins? More people will die before Merrily - her own future uncertain - uncovers a dangerous obsession with suicide, death and the afterlife hidden within these shadowed medieval streets. THE SEVENTH INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES

The Magus of Hay

The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. A man's body is found below a waterfall. It looks like suicide or an accidental drowning - until DI Frannie Bliss enters the dead man's home. What he finds there has him consulting Merrily Watkins, the Diocese of Hereford's official advisor on the paranormal. It's nearly forty years since the town of Hay-on-Wye was declared an independent state by its self-styled king. A development seen at the time as a joke. But the pastiche had a serious side. And behind it, unknown to most of the townsfolk, lay a darker design, a hidden history of murder and ritual magic, the relics of which are only now becoming visible. It's a situation that will take Merrily Watkins - on her own for the first time in years and facing public humiliation over a separate case - to the edge of madness. THE TWELFTH INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIES

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Phil Rickman Merrily Watkins Series 9 Books Collection Set

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About Author

Phil Rickman I’m a crime writer with a cautious interest in the paranormal. The Merrily Watkins series is a collection of darkish thrillers about the diocesan exorcist for Hereford: crime novels with smudgy hints of something else. They occupy an odd place between genres, slightly more than crime, sometimes a little scary but not exactly horror (feel free to disregard the genre classifications above - algorithms are illiterate) Anyway, it's all as authentic as I can make it - this is what contemporary exorcists actually do; the series is set on the Welsh border, an area heavy with folklore, ancient monuments and landscape mystery. I'm looking for mystery in the original sense, where modern crimes are absorbed into an older fabric. There are earlier books, coming from the same psychic hinterland, including two historical novels with a new take on the Elizabethan magician Dr John Dee. If you'd like to know more, please check out the website www.philrickman.co.uk.

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