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The Remains of An Altar

The Remains of An Altar

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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 6th September 2007

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781847240910

Reviews

'Compassionate, original and sharply contemporary, Rickman's crime series is one of the best around' The Spectator.
Spectator
'Crime fiction lovers who like their stories with a quirky twist need look no further' Yorkshire Evening Post.
Yorkshire Evening Post
'First rate. A passionate, flawed, modern woman, every bit as concerned with the intricacies of crime as with demons that go bump in the night' Daily Mail.
Daily Mail

Merrily Watkins Series