Friends of the Dusk

Phil Rickman

RRP: £8.99

5 May 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396956

RRP: £18.99

3 December 2015

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396949

RRP: £4.99

3 December 2015

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396963

The discovery of centuries old human bones; a haunted 12th century house; a medieval legend spawning a modern cult… Merrily must piece together a most insidious mystery.

‘No-one in the business deals with the spooky stuff better.’ – Crime Review UK

‘She dragged herself back up, holding her scraped hands inside the sleeves of her parka like paws. As she came to her knees, a sound like laughter was chopped up by the wind, and the woman was back . . .’

A legend of the undead, still seductive, still deadly. A storm unearths a medieval corpse in the old city of Hereford, and the past returns to menace diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins.


No-one writes better of the shadow-frontier between the supernatural and the real world.
Bernard Cornwell, praise for Merrily Watkins

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

Phil Rickman is one of my all-time favourites. I love everything he's done.
Diana Gabaldon, praise for Merrily Watkins

[Rickman] is supremely skilful... a compelling contemporary narrative.
Mail on Sunday, praise for Merrily Watkins

Tight with atmosphere, thick with latent violence... Brilliantly eerie.
Peter James, praise for Merrily Watkins

Compassionate, original and sharply contemporary, Rickman's crimeseries is one of the best around.
Spectator, praise for Merrily Watkins

Complex, absorbing, fascinating...
Andrew Taylor, praise for Merrily Watkins

Few writers blend the ancient and supernatural with the modern and criminal better than Rickman.
Guardian, praise for Merrily Watkins

The layers, the characters, the humour, the spookiness - perfect.
Elly Griffiths, praise for Merrily Watkins

First rate crime with demons that go bump in the night.
Daily Mail, praise for Merrily Watkins

Classic mysteries... [which] cleverly illuminate the darkest corners of our imaginations.
John Connolly, praise for Merrily Watkins

Engrossing and beautifully dark... a cracking good read ensues.
Jo Brand, praise for Merrily Watkins