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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Rickman Narrator: Emma Powell Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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In Herefordshire's hop-growing country, a converted kiln is the scene of a savage murder. When the local vicar refuses to help its new owners cope with the aftermath, Merrily Watkins is sent in by the Bishop of Hereford to defuse the situation.

Merrily, however, is already contending with a woman's claim that her daughter is possessed by evil. In both cases Merrily remains unconvinced, but nothing is ever quite what it seems.

As she is drawn into a tangle of trickery, deceit, corruption and sexual menace, her hastily conducted exorcism produces unhappy results. With her career now on the line, she tries to uncover the secrets of Knight's Frome - a village concealing a twisted past as... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/31/2014

    " This is a good, absorbing mystery novel. I liked the way it dealt with the supernatural elements - enough there to be spine-chilling and not so much that it becomes ludicrous. This is the first of the Merrily Watkins series I've read, and I like the way he draws her character. She seems very human and believable. I will search out the earlier books in the series, as there is evidently a back-story to this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Hannah | 1/15/2014

    " Phil Rickman is at the top when it comes to favourite authors. His characters are amazing and endearing, even the awful ones, and he writes in so many layers that these books can be reread many times and you always discover another layer. Very good author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Burke | 12/21/2013

    " Merrily Watkins is just a wonderful heroine. A female vicar, a modern day exorcist, and a single mum who can't give up smoking. You've got to love her. This is who-dunnit with some paranormal thrown in. Fab characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Hines | 12/7/2013

    " Not up to the standard of the series. The Gipsy thread tends to trivialize rather than heighten the drama here. Rickman had blended Celtic & Gipsy mystticism far better in December. Here both are diluted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen wadey | 11/29/2013

    " Well I did enjoy this but found it a bit pretentious, the murder was nearly three hundred pages in, I found the characters a bit far fetched, I would read another Phil Rickman but I'm not in any rush !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Kerry-green | 11/24/2013

    " I think of all the Merrily Watkins books I've read up to now, this one has had the most twists and turns in it - also emotion, there are a lot of emotional issues dealt with here, for all the characters. I'm still very much enjoying reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maylin | 2/20/2013

    " Nice to see Lol return as a regular character but I think my favorites are still Jane and Merrily herself though Irene has a little place in my heart :) I have become very invested in this series and cannot seem to stop moving straight to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/7/2013

    " Beautifully crafted Merrily Watkins mystery featuring hops, Romanies and her meeting up again with Lol Robinson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Ingvaldsen | 7/2/2012

    " Fourth in the Merrily Watkins series of clerical mysteries cleverly combining the supernatural and crimional with an engaging seasoning of local, Welsh border, colour and domestic angst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisamarie | 3/31/2012

    " Big and dense and all about faith and skepticism and God and psychiatry and mysticism and ghosts and Nick Drake and and... The plot got a little ridiculous by the end but I don't think that is a problem. I am going to read every one of these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 3/12/2012

    " Another great novel from Phil Rickman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverley Link | 2/14/2012

    " Wierd!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijay | 1/6/2012

    " Books I like to read in the Winter. Merrily is my favourite Vicar! This story was a bit strange, no one believes Merrily ....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elin | 7/3/2011

    " The best Merrily Watkins I have read so far :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanne | 6/5/2011

    " Good roll along thriller with believable characters and an interesting plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 10/27/2010

    " Enjoying the books in this series by Rickman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 10/19/2010

    " Life goes on for Merrily and Jane, with dramas and twists and the usual spookiness. Thoroughly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 8/17/2010

    " Enjoying the books in this series by Rickman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/25/2010

    " I think of all the Merrily Watkins books I've read up to now, this one has had the most twists and turns in it - also emotion, there are a lot of emotional issues dealt with here, for all the characters. I'm still very much enjoying reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisamarie | 10/8/2009

    " Big and dense and all about faith and skepticism and God and psychiatry and mysticism and ghosts and Nick Drake and and... The plot got a little ridiculous by the end but I don't think that is a problem. I am going to read every one of these. "

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