Herefordshire is now officially the darkest county in England.
‘Few writers blend the ancient and supernatural with the modern and criminal to better effect than Rickman… strikingly original and consistently intriguing.’
‘Very different… excellent. You believe in Merrily and suffer with her when things go wrong.’
‘One of our finest writers… very much the equal of the great M R James in the way he conjures up dread and menace.’
‘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.’
‘Mysteries in the classic sense… to illuminate the darkest corners…’
‘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