The Secrets of Pain

The Secrets of Pain

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The Merrily Watkins series will have you hooked. Join Merrily in her chilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue. The elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS know all about pain and the enduring of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has found himself back in the Regiment - this time as its chaplain, responsible for the spiritual welfare of the hardest men in or out of uniform. Faced with a case which would normally be passed discreetly to Hereford Diocesan Exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is forced - for security reasons - to try and handle it himself...and is coming close to a breakdown. Meanwhile, the scattered communities along the Welsh border have their own crisis. With recession biting deep, urban crime has spilled into the countryside and old barbaric evils are revived. When a wealthy landowner is hacked to death in his own farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is caught in the backlash, his private life in danger of exposure. With the framework of her own world beginning to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to venture into areas where neither a priest nor a woman is welcome...to unearth secrets linked with the border's pagan past. Secrets which she knows can never be disclosed. THE ELEVENTH INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIESshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 44mm | 539.77g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1848872755
  • 9781848872752
  • 137,420

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Ancient history, violent deaths, feuds, intrigues and murder. A most original sleuth. The Times First rate crime with demons that go bump in the night. Daily Mail Compassionate, original and sharply contemporary, Rickman's crime series is one of the best around. Spectator Few writers blend the ancient and supernatural with the modern and criminal better than Rickman. Guardian Phil Rickman is one of my all-time favourites. I love everything he's done, from horror to mystery to supernatural thriller - often all in the same book. -- Diana Gabaldonshow more

About Phil Rickman

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 acclaimed author of The Heresy of Dr Dee, The Bones of Avalon, Midwinter of the Spirit (now a major ITV series), the Merrily Watkins series and the John Dee Papers. Visit his website at: www.philrickman.co.uk.show more