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Phil Rickman is a British author best known for writing supernatural and mystery novels, often based on conflicting forces of paganism and other religions.

Rickman was born in Lancashire in northern England. He worked as a journalist for BBC World Service TV and BBC Radio 4. His first novel, Candlenight, won critical acclaim and gained Rickman the title of Britain's next great horror writer. He followed up with four more standalone novels, then began the Merrily Watkins series. The Merrily Watkins books, about a down-to-earth female priest of the Church of England employed as an exorcist, created a distinct new genre of crime thrillers with supernatural and spiritual causes. He occasionally writes under the pseudonym Will Kingdom. Rickman is married and lives on the Welsh border, and currently has a radio show on BBC Radio Wales about books, Phil the Shelf.

Rickman's novels often involve Celtic mythology, native earthworks (especially stone circles), and oppositions of various spiritual forces. Characters often carry over from one novel to the next, usually as minor characters in one or more novels and major characters in another. Novels generally revolve around small towns and their spiritual legacies, often interwoven with current political issues. Most of his novels address the tensions between "locals," the longtime residents of rural areas, and "incomers" who have recently moved to the area; these conflicts have a socio-economic dimension reminiscent of gentrification, but in Rickman's hands they often assume a supernatural or spiritual aspect as well. Music is also an important theme in many of his books, from fictional bands to Nick Drake.

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Total Books: 97
All of a Winter's Night
2017 - All of a Winter's Night [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781782396970
ISBN-10: 1782396977
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Friends of the Dusk
2016 - Friends of the Dusk [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781782396956
ISBN-10: 1782396950
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The House of Susan Lulham
2016 - The House of Susan Lulham [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781782397557
ISBN-10: 1782397558
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Night After Night
2015 - Night After Night (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780857898722
ISBN-10: 0857898728
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Magus of Hay
2014 - The Magus of Hay [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780857898685
ISBN-10: 085789868X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Heresy of Dr Dee
2014 - The Heresy of Dr Dee (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780857897701
ISBN-10: 0857897705
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

Merrily's Border The Places in Herefordshire  the Marches Behind the Merrily Watkins Novels
Curfew
2013 - Curfew (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780857896933
ISBN-10: 0857896938
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Secrets of Pain
2013 - The Secrets of Pain [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781848872752
ISBN-10: 1848872755
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Smile of a Ghost
2012 - The Smile of a Ghost [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780857890153
ISBN-10: 0857890158
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Prayer of the Night Shepherd
2012 - Prayer of the Night Shepherd [Merrily Watkins 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780857890146
ISBN-10: 085789014X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Lamp of the Wicked
2011 - The Lamp of the Wicked [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780857890139
ISBN-10: 0857890131
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Crown of Lights
2011 - Crown of Lights [Merrily Watkins 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780857890115
ISBN-10: 0857890115
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Bones of Avalon
2011 - The Bones of Avalon [John Dee Papers, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312672386
ISBN-10: 0312672381
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Midwinter of the Spirit
2011 - Midwinter of the Spirit [Merrily Watkins, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780857890108
ISBN-10: 0857890107
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Secrets of Pain
2011 - Secrets of Pain [Merrily Watkins, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781848872738
ISBN-10: 1848872739
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Merrily's Border The Marches Share Their Secrets
2009 - Merrily's Border the Marches Share Their Secrets (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781906663162
ISBN-10: 1906663165
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To Dream of the Dead
2009 - To Dream of the Dead [Merrily Watkins, Bk 10] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781847247926
ISBN-10: 184724792X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Fabric of Sin
2009 - The Fabric of Sin [Merrily Watkins Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781847243959
ISBN-10: 1847243959
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Fabric of Sin
2008 - Fabric of Sin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847273956
ISBN-10: 1847273955
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Remains of an Altar
2006 - Smile of a Ghost [A Merrily Watkins Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2005 - A Crown of Lights [Merrily Watkins, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2005 - The Cure of Souls [Reverend Merrily Watkins, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD