Merrily Watkins by Phil Rickman
Merrily Watkins is the protagonist in a series of supernatural crime fiction novels by British author Phil Rickman. Merrily works as Deliverance Consultant/Advisor on the Paranormal for the Diocese of Hereford (England). She is also a single mother to a pagan teenage daughter, Jane.

Phil Rickman debuted his Merrily Watkins character in the novel The Wine of Angels, published in 1998, although he considers the second novel, 1999’s Midwinter of the Spirit to be the true beginning of the series. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Phil Rickman’s Merrily Watkins books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Merrily Watkins Books


The Wine of Angels(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midwinter of the Spirit(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Crown of Lights(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cure of Souls(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lamp of the Wicked(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smile of a Ghost(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Remains of an Altar(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fabric of Sin(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Dream of the Dead(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secrets of Pain(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magus of Hay(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Merrily's Border: The Marches Share Their Secrets(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Merrily Watkins Synopsis: The Wine of Angels by Phil Rickman is the first Merily Watkins novel. The new vicar didn’t wish for a picture-perfect parish, nor a large, haunted vicarage and certainly not wanting to deal with a disagreement over a play about a 17th century clergyman who has been accused of witchcraft, a story which most in the area would rather not have to think about. Ledwardine is full of secrets, cobblestone streets and timber-framed houses. It is here where Merrily Watkins and daughter Jane find that this village considers murder to be a centuries-old tradition.

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