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The Lamp of the Wicked (Merrily Watkins Mysteries)
The Lamp of the Wicked (Merrily Watkins Mysteries)
by Phil Rickman
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rickman does it again, 16 April 2003
After a long wait the new Merrily Watkins mystery is finally with us, and what a corker it is too. From the start you know that this story has taken a darker turn than the previous Merrily novels and in the hands of many other writers, could have turned out to be an offensive mess, but Rickman is a firm believer in 'less is more'and this style delivers far more twists,turns and genuine shudders than any other crime novellist writing today, shudders that creep up on you from the very shadows of Gloucester itself. It begins with a sceptic tank, and there is no better way to describe the struggling community, desperately trying to put itself on the map.
Rickman has that rare gift of creating completely believable characters, characters that you care so much about, you would gladly read 550 pages of them sat drinking tea, just to be amongst friends again. If this review is too gushy I apologise, but two things are inevitable from this writer. Merrily Watkins will become a household name and you will never look at electricty pylons in the same way ever again.Bring on book 6.


The Cure of Souls (A Revd Merrily Watkins mystery)
The Cure of Souls (A Revd Merrily Watkins mystery)
by Phil Rickman
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rickmanian Times, 8 Jan 2002
Phil Rickman never fails to impress me. Not only is he the master of dark crime, he is also an adept at characterisation and plot. Not only is there a plot that the likes of Ian Rankin and James Lee Burke would be proud of, he also has a talent to make you really care for the characters, whether they be the principal or supporting members of the cast. So it was with excitement bordering on obsesive that I rushed to get the latest 'Merrliy Watkins' episode. I wasn't disapointed.
Romany lore and the local hops history, give weight to the realism and authenticity, making the unexplainable moments all the more chilling.
Get Rickman of the horror shelves! This is dark crime at its best, so do your self a favour and jump on the Merrily Watkins train. This man deserves to be on the best sellers list...


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