BOOKS

Midwinter of the Spirit (TV Tie-in)

Phil Rickman

RRP: £8.99

24 September 2015

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782399414

Adapted into a major ITV series based on Phil Rickman’s much-loved character Reverend Merrily Watkins featuring a BAFTA award-winning cast.

‘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.