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To Dream of the Dead by Phil Rickman (Paperback 2009) Book 10/15 Merrily Watkins

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To Dream of the Dead: A Merrily Watkins Mystery
by Phil Rickman
Book 10 of 15: Merrily Watkins Mysteries 
Paperback – 1 August 2009
NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA

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.
Reviews

Nail-biting, yet thoughtful and complex. What T.S. Eliot did for Canterbury Cathedral, Rickman does for Hereford’ Jane Jakeman, Shotsmag. ― Shotsmag.co.uk

A first class thriller with a difference ― Guardian
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
Book Description
With the flood water washing up Church Lane towards the vicarage and the shop running out of cigarettes it looks like a cold and complex Christmas for Merrily Watkins in an ancient community forced to untangle its own history against the swirling uncertainty of the future.
About the Author
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 seven previous 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 of Souls, The Lamp of the Wicked, The Prayer of the Night Shepherd and The Smile of a Ghost.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quercus; 1st edition (1 August 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 528 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1847247926
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.34 x 3.18 x 19.69 cm

Additional information

Weight 0.250 g
Dimensions 20 × 15 × 5 cm
Type

Novel

Book Series

Merrily Watkins

Narrative Type

Fiction

Genre

Action, Mystery, Crime & Thriller

Original Language

English

Intended Audience

Adults

Book Title

To DREAM of the Dead

Item Height

197mm

Item Width

131mm

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Topic

Books

Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Publication Year

2009

Item Weight

334g

Number of Pages

528 Pages

Condition

Like new

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