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1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Rickman Narrator: Julie Maisey Publisher: Quercus Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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In high summer, darkness descends on Elgar's England.

Shadowed by the Malvern Hills, the village of Wychehill is no rural paradise but an uneasy mix of embittered farmers, escapees from the city, and a pub with a reputation for drug dealing. Called in to investigate an unsettling series of road accidents, Merrily Watkins stumbles into a barbed tangle of alienation, murder...and the fatal pursuit of an archaic secret.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kilian Metcalf | 2/2/2014

    " I'm not sure what to think of this book. It's very English. The characters are either muted (adults) or hysterical (adolescents). It's a bit of a muddle, at least to me. I'm not sure who killed whom or why. I was particularly annoyed by the fact that everyone carried cell phones, but nobody ever answered them. Seemed pointless. Lots and lots of exposition revealed in pages and pages of dialogue with no action. I hope this isn't Rickman's best book, but I won't be finding out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christia | 1/20/2014

    " Not only are this author's books entertaining, but they are also educational. I learned quite a bit about both Elgar and Alfred Watkins while reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacky | 12/4/2013

    " Vicar Merrily Watkins, pagan daughter Jane, musician Lol & Elgar's ghost "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Mcgowan | 6/16/2013

    " Excellent yet again. Just hope Rickman ups his writing speed before I catch him up, only three books to read until I'm up to date!!! :- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 1/7/2013

    " The first Merrily Watkins we read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wildpurl | 12/25/2012

    " Another excellent Merrily Watkins mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shahar | 8/23/2012

    " for me the weakest of the much loved series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Astrid | 4/4/2012

    " Really enjoyed this Merrily Watkins mystery. It made me go through my cd's to pull out the one Elgar cd I own and I'm listening to it as I write it. On to #9. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 12/20/2011

    " I love this series. Sadly, I'm not reading it in order since I started with The Fabric of Sin which I also enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 7/5/2011

    " Classic Rickman. Nice mix of the occult and murder mystery. How can you go wrong with a female excorsist? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/25/2011

    " I love this book. It is creepy and wonderful. I can't get enough. I may have to read all of Rickman's books :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Kerry-green | 5/22/2011

    " Another good one from Mr Rickman, this time Merrily has to decide whether it really is the ghost of Elgar haunting the Malverns, Jane is caught up in her find of a ley line running through Coleman's Meadow and Lol worries about them both. Excellent writing, and description of scenery as usual. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina Wible | 10/16/2010

    " Couldn't get through it though I desperately wanted to. It seemed like my cuppa but I am too old to read through something I don't enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shahar | 10/13/2010

    " for me the weakest of the much loved series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 7/12/2010

    " Another good one from Mr Rickman, this time Merrily has to decide whether it really is the ghost of Elgar haunting the Malverns, Jane is caught up in her find of a ley line running through Coleman's Meadow and Lol worries about them both. Excellent writing, and description of scenery as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christia | 3/10/2009

    " Not only are this author's books entertaining, but they are also educational. I learned quite a bit about both Elgar and Alfred Watkins while reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 12/28/2008

    " Classic Rickman. Nice mix of the occult and murder mystery. How can you go wrong with a female excorsist? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina | 9/3/2008

    " Couldn't get through it though I desperatel wanted to. It seemed like my cuppa but I am too old to read through something I don't enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/9/2008

    " I love this book. It is creepy and wonderful. I can't get enough. I may have to read all of Rickman's books :) "

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