AUTHORS

Phil Rickman

Phil Rickman lives on the Welsh border where he writes and presents the book programme Phil the Shelf on BBC Radio Wales. He is the hugely popular author of the Merrily Watkins series and the John Dee papers.
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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 sinisterCrimeReview.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

Chills, thrills and satisfies. A fabulous read.
Huffington Post

A historical thriller with a touch of romance and more than a hint of necromancy... Brilliantly imagined and grippingly executed.
The Times

We don't praise our home-grown thriller writers enough, it's high time we praised Phil Rickman.
Daily Mail

No-one writes better than Phil Rickman of the shadow-frontier between the supernatural and the real world.Bernard Cornwell

Ancient history, violent deaths, feuds, intrigues and murder. A most original sleuth.
The Times

First rate crime with demons that go bump in the night.
Daily Mail

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

Few writers blend the ancient and supernatural with the modern and criminal better than Rickman.


Guardian

Phil Rickman is one of my all-time favourites. I love everything he's done, from horror to mystery to supernatural thriller - often all in the same book.Diana Gabaldon