The Magus of Hay

by Phil Rickman

Part of the Merrily Watkins Series Series

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The Magus of Hay Synopsis

The castle was moonlight-vast, all its ages fused together by the shadows, chimney stacks like the backs of hands turned black...Hay-on-Wye: a eccentric medieval town known for its dozens of secondhand bookshops...and for having its own king. Now in the grip of recession, Hay is fighting for its future. Not the best time to open a bookshop, but Robin and Betty are desperate, and only Betty worries about the oppressive atmosphere of the shop they're renting. Merrily Watkins, diocesan exorcist for nearby Hereford, knows little about Hay until a body is found in the dark pool below a waterfall on the outskirts of the town and the police ask her to assist. The dead man's peculiar interests will open a passage to the hidden heart of Hay and a secret history of magic and ritual murder. And Merrily is alone and vulnerable as never before...

The Magus of Hay Press Reviews

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


A unique talent in cracking form - Crime Fiction Lover on The Merrily Watkins series


Strikingly original and consistently intriguing --Guardian on the Merrily Watkins series

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ISBN: 9780857898685
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780857898685
Publication date: 5th June 2014
Author: Phil Rickman
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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 Bones of Avalon and the Merrily Watkins series.

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