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It takes all of a winter’s night

to dance the darkness down

 

 

the 15th Merrily Watkins mystery

MAIL ON SUNDAY

THRILLER OF THE WEEK

 

 

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‘Few writers blend the ancient and supernatural with the modern and criminal to better effect than Rickman… strikingly original and consistently intriguing.’

LAURA WILSON, THE GUARDIAN

‘One of our finest writers… very much the equal of the great M R James in the way he conjures up dread and menace.’ 

FULLY BOOKED

‘Rickman’s writing style reflects his subject matter: spooky and indirect, elegantly crafted but always a sense of shadow behind you . . . a hanging mist, stabbed by moments of clarity.’

NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

‘Mysteries in the classic sense… to illuminate the darkest corners…’

JOHN CONNOLLY

‘Supremely skilful at teasing out the menace that lies behind English folk customs and legends and weaving them into a compelling contemporary narrative.’
JOHN WILLIAMS, MAIL ON SUNDAY