BOOKS

All of a Winter's Night

Phil Rickman

RRP: £7.99

2 November 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396987

RRP: £18.99

5 January 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396970

RRP: £9.99

5 January 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396994

IN THE DARK HEART OF THE COUNTRYSIDE…

Aidan Lloyd’s cold and sombre funeral suggests he won’t be resting in peace. But not even diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins foresees its unearthly aftermath.

As a string of killings shakes the wintry Welsh border and a farming feud intensifies, Merrily – personally threatened by an enemy within – confronts secrets hidden in ancient dances and the walls of an enigmatic medieval church.

REVIEWS

Merrily Watkins is the most singular of crime fiction protagonists... As ever [Rickman]'s supremely skilful at teasing out the menace that lies behind English folk customs and legends and weaving them into a compelling contemporary narrative.
Mail on Sunday

Rickman is on top form here, as are all his characters... the plot is probably the most spine-tingling one to date. Delightfully sinister
CrimeReview.co.uk

Ancient history, violent deaths, feuds, intrigues and murder. A most original sleuth.
The Times on the Merrily Watkins series

Compassionate, original and sharply contemporary, Rickman's crime series is one of the best around.
Spectator on the Merrily Watkins series

Few writers blend the ancient and supernatural with the modern and criminal better than Rickman.
Guardian on the Merrily Watkins series

First rate crime with demons that go bump in the night.
Daily Mail on the Merrily Watkins series

I have a thing for long series with complex characters, moral ambiguity and evocative writing, and Rickman's Merrily Watkins series is one of the very best.
Diana Gabaldon