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Friends of the dusk

Friends of the dusk

Rickman, Philip, author

When autumn storms blast Hereford, centuries-old human bones are found amongst the roots of a tree blown down on the city's Castle Green. But why have they been stolen? At the nearby Cathedral, another storm is building around a new, modernising bishop who believes that if the Church is to survive it must phase out irrelevant archaic practices. Not good news for Merrily Watkins, consultant on the paranormal or, as it used to be known, diocesan exorcist. Especially as she's now presented with the job at its most medieval

Hardback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
Published London: Corvus, 2015
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Available at Cirencester, Coleford, Mitcheldean Community Library, Stow and Tewkesbury.

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Statement of responsibility: Phil Rickman
ISBN: 1782396942, 9781782396949
Physical Description: 460 pages ; 24 cm.
Series: The Merrily Watkins series
Subject: Women clergy England Herefordshire Fiction.; Watkins, Merrily (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Series Title: Merrily Watkins series.

Author note

Phil Rickman is the author of the John Dee series and the Merrily Watkins series.


"Few writers blend the ancient and supernatural with the modern and criminal better than Rickman."  —Guardian on the Merrily Watkins series
||"Rickman, a historian of the first order, neatly segues between church policies of today and seven centuries ago. Be prepared to read slowly, maybe even take notes."  —Kirkus Reviews on The Fabric of Sin