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The Magus of Hay Phil RickmanPhil Rickman – The Magus of Hay

7th December 2013

Phil Rickman swapped his native Lancashire for the rural peace of mid-Wales to work as a BBC radio and TV reporter. He now lives on the Welsh Border, where he writes crime novels with a restrained element of the paranormal.

The Magus of Hay.

This is the twelfth case for Merrily Watkins, a diocesan exorcist for Hereford. It’s set in Hay-on-Wye: the eccentric medieval town known for its dozens of second-hand bookshops. If it sounds cosy… it isn’t. Now in the grip of recession and the all-conquering Kindle, Hay is fighting for its future. Merrily Watkins knows little about the town until the police ask her to assist in an investigation into a body found below a waterfall on the outskirts of the town. The dead man’s peculiar interests soon open the hidden heart of Hay – and a secret history of magic and ritual murder.

Release date: early December

Publisher: Corvus / Atlantic.

via Hive Books

 via Amazon

Some other novels by the same author.

To Dream of the Dead

The Secrets of Pain

The Bones of Avalon

The Heresy of Dr Dee



Profano-Meter – Spicy.

Platelet-Counter – Ugh.

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