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The Smile of a Ghost - Merrily Watkins Series (Paperback)
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The Smile of a Ghost - Merrily Watkins Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 01/04/2012
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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.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857890153
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 365 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 crime series 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 *

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