The Smile of a Ghost

Phil Rickman

RRP: £8.99

1 April 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857890153

RRP: £4.99

1 April 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857890221

The Parish Priest must solve the mystery of a young boy’s deathly fall from the Ludlow Castle ruins, and discovers a hidden obsession with the afterlife amongst the ancient streets…

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

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.