the new one
The MERRILY WATKINS novels
crime… and something else
EXORCISM LIKE IT IS
Mail on Sunday
‘This is my attempt to do something different, because writers should. If you don’t, it’s just another day job.
Merrily Watkins has what is very much a night job. She’s Deliverance Consultant or Advisor on the Paranormal for the Diocese of Hereford. Or Exorcist, as it used to be known.
It’s a real job; there’s at least one in every diocese in the UK. They work with psychiatrists, social workers… and also the police. Inevitably, in this series, this is the aspect of the job that predominates.
And their own beliefs are often tested. There are few certainties. The borderline between psychology and the unexplained is often laid out in barbed wire.
Each novel stands alone. There are threads, but you can pick them up. You don’t have to read them in order.’
‘The most challenging and intelligent crime novel I encountered last year.’Eurocrime
‘Pages that quicken the pulse and chill the room.’John Whitbourn
‘Highly sophisticated. Grips like a clamp. Rickman makes us care about his characters… is brilliant at dialogue.’Andrew Taylor
‘Scared the shit out of me.’Jo Brand on The Lamp of the Wicked
‘Nail-biting yet thoughtful and complex. What TS Eliot did for Canterbury Cathedral Rickman does for Hereford.’Jane Jakeman
All the Merrily Watkins novels are available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Corvus, Atlantic, except for three still with Quercus.
Audio books from Isis, with outstanding readings from Emma Powell and Rebecca Lacey.
And if you want to find a full guide to the locations, here’s how…
OR VISIT LOCATIONS IN THE MERRILY WATKINS NOVELS ONLINE: www.ledwardine.co.uk
The first Merrily Watkins novella (120pp) The House of Susan Lulham – read more – is available as a kindle single and bijou hardback.