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The Magus of Hay, Paperback / softback Book


When a man's body is discovered near the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye, his death appears to be 'unnatural' in every sense.

Merrily Watkins is drafted in to investigate. 'Rickman's writing style reflects his subject matter: spooky and indirect, elegantly crafted but always a sense of shadow behind you, that you've missed something you should have seen.' - New York Review Of Books'The wind was rising.

A smokey cloud-mass shaped like a rabbit made a forward bound in slow motion and came apart over Hay Castle a mile away on the horizon . . .'Hay-on-Wye: the Welsh-border town that became world-famous for declaring independence and crowning its own king.

But now black clouds are gathering, to meet rising shadows from the past.

As the town fights for its future, a man drowns in a deep pool below a waterfall, a woman disappears, and diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins - alone and vulnerable - uncovers a secret history of dark magic and ritual murder.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780857898685



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