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The Magus of Hay by Phil Rickman
  

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Phil Rickman’s Merrily Watkins novels are incredible chilling police procedural meets paranormal horror. This is the twelfth in the series and novices should start with Midwinter of the Spirit (not the first book to feature Merrily but where the author believes the series starts). Fans of the series will love this book, certainly one of the best, as Merrily has to face up, alone, to the dark powers that she’s always kept at bay with scepticism and self-doubt. A brilliant book and the denouement will have you desperate to read the next in the series now!

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The Magus of Hay by Phil Rickman

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...

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

About the Author

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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Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Phil Rickman

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780857898685

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