Remains of an Altar : A Merrily Watkins Mystery, Paperback Book

Remains of an Altar : A Merrily Watkins Mystery Paperback

Narrated by Julie Maisey

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mum and Deliverance Consultant to the Diocese of Hereford, heads for the Malvern Hills to investigate an alleged paranormal dimension to a spate of road accidents in the sleepy village of Wychehill.

Merrily is called in when two people are killed in a head-on crash that is also linked to the revamped local pub which, it seems, has injected the valley with a shattering, strobing surge of inner-city nightlife...and drugs.

When a dealer is found savagely murdered below the great earthen hillfort of Herefordshire Beacon, police ask: is it a ritual killing, a gangland disposal or a cry of outrage?

As Merrily and the police follow separate paths towards the truth, Merrily's teenage daughter, Jane, faces the consequences of her own obsession with a possibly prehistoric site in their home village of Ledwardine.

Until, on a night of frenzied violence, in a place at the centre of an ancient, universal mystery, the final, shocking connections are made.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781847240910

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4.5

Another sublime offering. Jane is growing up and beginning to worry about the future, especially as her boyfried is about to go off to university - although 'Irene' could have been around a bit more. Merrily is also developing, her conversation with Jane's headmaster is a classic. The story is interesting as well, the human capacity for evil is astounding.

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5

These Merrily Watkins novels are extremely good, and Rickman's writing is superb. No one out there writes in this particular genre which is a mix of the occult, religion, and contemporary crime. This book is set in and around the Malvern Hills which are an extremely mystical range of hills along the Welsh/English border. The Village of Whychehill has some very well-kept secrets that Merrily stumbles upon when she goes to investigate a series of road accidents on a certain piece of road. There's a lot of history here with historical figures like Albert Watkins and Elgar the composer figuring large in the unravelling of the mystery. I love the way Rickman puts his readers right in the middle of all Merrily's unearthly messes! This is by far my most favourite series that I am reading right now, and I cannot recommend them enough to anyone who loves to read!

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