To Dream of the Dead: A Merrily Watkins Mystery by Phil RickmanTo Dream of the Dead: A Merrily Watkins Mystery by Phil Rickman

To Dream of the Dead: A Merrily Watkins Mystery

byPhil Rickman

Mass Market Paperback | August 30, 2016

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December in vicar and exorcist Merrily Watkins' village of Ledwardine, and the river is rising. The village has never been flooded in living memory. Within days it will be an island. There's no electricity. The church is serving as a temporary mortuary for two people who drowned. Only one man feels safer. An aggressively-atheist author has been moved, for his own safety, Rushdie-style, into a secluded house just outside the village. Fundamentalist Christians have hated him for years. Now he's offended the Muslims. Bad move.

Meanwhile, archaeologists, assisted by Merrily's teenage daughter, Jane, are at work in Coleman's Meadow, unearthing an ancient row of standing stones which some people would rather stay buried. The atheist's temporary home is close to the site. And his young wife is becoming conspicuously agitated. Is it the fear of discovery -- or the kind of fear that she, of all people, could never disclose? One thing is clear: the last person who's going to be welcome in that house is an exorcist.
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 author of nine other Merrily Watkins' Mysteries, introducing the Reverend in The Wine of Angels, and charting her career as the diocesan exorcist with Midwinter of the Spirit, A Crown of Lights, The Cure o...
Title:To Dream of the Dead: A Merrily Watkins MysteryFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.25 inPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184724792X

ISBN - 13:9781847247926


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Merrily Watkins novel It's Christmas and Ledwardine is facing the flood of the century. In the Welsh border country, where the veil between the worlds is thin as muslin, Merrily Watkins once again struggles to keep her flock, and her daughter, safe, while not always sure from which world the threat comes.
Date published: 2010-04-06

Editorial Reviews

Merrily is a most original sleuth and an interesting, sparky woman of emotional and spiritual depth. Rickman is an excellent writer, terrific on atmosphere? The best so far - The Times.-The Times