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by Phil Rickman

  • ISBN: 1848872739
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Phil Rickman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 592
  • ePub book: 1843 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1992 kb
  • Other: rtf lrf mbr txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 841

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Book 11 of 12 in the Merrily Watkins Mysteries Series.

Book 11 of 12 in the Merrily Watkins Mysteries Series. The Secrets of Pain" is the eleventh Merrily Watkins procedural and the most interesting parts of this novel focus around the middle-aged deliverance consultant and her daughter Jane, who is trying to track down a cockfighting ring within the precincts of her beloved Ledwardine. Merrily herself is trying to figure out why a friend, who was a Special Forces (SAS) chaplain experienced a sudden, demon-haunted death with a twenty-pound Bible strapped to his back.

The Secrets of Pain book Another absorbing Merrily Watkins tale full of murder, mystery and Mithraism.

The Secrets of Pain book. Phil Rickman's most recent Merrily Watkins novel "The Secrets of Pain" is No. 11 in this popular series. Merrily, parish priest and deliverance minister (. Another absorbing Merrily Watkins tale full of murder, mystery and Mithraism. One of Merrily's fellow ministers dies suddenly of apparent natural causes not long after seeking exorcistic guidance.

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THE 11th INSTALMENT IN THE MERRILY WATKINS SERIESThe elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS know all about pain and the enduring of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has found himself back the Regiment - this time as its chaplain, responsible for the spiritual welfare of the hardest men in or out of uniform. He is the acclaimed author of Dr Dee, The Bones of Avalon, Midwinter Spirit (now a major ITV series), the Merrily Watkins Mysteries and the John Dee papers.

How is Merrily Watkins, diocesan exorcist for Hereford, to know if Zoe Mahonie is lying or deluded when she claims that the . Merrily Watkins Mysteries - Phil Rickman.

How is Merrily Watkins, diocesan exorcist for Hereford, to know if Zoe Mahonie is lying or deluded when she claims that the wrathful Susan Lulham is still in residence? Then comes another bloody death.

Ancient history, violent deaths, feuds, intrigues and murder. A most original sleuth. What I remember most was the sound of his breath. A hollow sound, as though he was drawing breath from somewhere else. Afterwards, he just said goodnight. I don't think he even remembered my name. Hereford is home to the elite warriors of the SAS.

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The Secrets of Pain Phil Rickman FEBRUARY They came for me in darkness They were black-eyed, grey and thin Lol Robinson, ‘ Mephisto’s Blues ’ 1 White HellThe house was right next to the road, wherever the road wa. nd out in front there was a woman. Not exactly dressed for the weather, thin cardigan all lumpy with snow. Stumbling about in Bronwen’s lights and the blinding white hell, waving her arms. Читать онлайн The Secrets of Pain. What if there was no Merrily?

Ancient history, violent deaths, feuds, intrigues and murder. The place where their secrets are hidden.

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The elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS know all about pain and the enduring of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has found himself back the Regiment—this time as its chaplain, responsible for the spiritual welfare of the hardest men in or out of uniform. Faced with a case which would normally be passed discreetly to Hereford diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is forced, for security reasons, to try and handle it himself and is coming close to a breakdown. Meanwhile, the scattered communities along the Welsh border have their own crisis. With recession biting deep, urban crime has spilled into the countryside and old barbaric evils are revived. When a wealthy landowner is hacked to death in his own farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is caught in the backlash, his private life in danger of exposure. With the framework of her own world beginning to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to venture into areas where neither a priest nor a woman is welcome to unearth secrets linked with the border's pagan past—secrets which she knows can never be disclosed.

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"The Secrets of Pain" is the eleventh Merrily Watkins procedural and the most interesting parts of this novel focus around the middle-aged deliverance consultant and her daughter Jane, who is trying to track down a cockfighting ring within the precincts of her beloved Ledwardine. Merrily herself is trying to figure out why a friend, who was a Special Forces (SAS) chaplain experienced a sudden, demon-haunted death with a twenty-pound Bible strapped to his back.

Meanwhile, a wealthy farmer is hacked to death in his own farmyard, and his demise sets off the local anti-immigration yobbos. Merrily's detective-friend, Frannie Bliss works this murder while his estranged wife makes his personal life as miserable as she possibly can. Soon a couple more murders are added to his caseload, this time the beating deaths of two Romanian immigrant sisters.

Oddly enough, the police procedural parts of "The Secrets of Pain" are not nearly as compelling as the parts directly involving Merrily and Jane. The author does attempt to pull all threads of his complicated plot together at book's end, but this mystery lacked the intense focus of earlier novels in this series, such as "The Fabric of Sin" (the eighth novel in the series).

Gomer Parry, the manic digger-for-hire who is one of my favorite characters in the Merrily mysteries, has a small but important role to play just when events are at their nadir, and it appears as though the pseudo-SAS bullies are going to complete their takeover of the haunted Welsh borderland that is the setting for this series.

The Merrily books are educational as well as a riveting mixture of mystery and the supernatural, and this time the reader will feast on the rather unsettling combination of Roman archeology and Julian of Norwich, a medieval English mystic (a woman, in spite of her name).
anonymous anonymous
This is not my favorite book in the series, but it is very good nonetheless. Phil Rickman is really an exceptional writer in that he can keep a long running series going well, and his characters continue to grow and evolve naturally. They aren't stagnant, only existing to solve a mystery as in some mystery series, but they also don't suddenly act out of character either. Instead, they are as complex and well developed as people in real life, and still capable of surprising us (without it seeming unbelievable). Frannie Bliss, I'm looking at you in this case--there is a plot line here regarding him that began in the previous book that I totally did not expect, and at first was dubious about, but it did, surprisingly, work, and is one of the interesting subplots of this book.

If you haven't read any books in this series, this probably isn't the place to start, as it does build on what has come before. So I won't aim this review at those who haven't read other books in this series. If you have read the other books, though, you should absolutely continue with this one--and I probably don't need to tell you that anyway. It is an interesting story, well told, and all our favorite characters are here. Gomer Parry, Plant Hire gets to take a major role in this one, which I liked, and Jane is both wonderful and infuriating all at once again.

Honestly, I'd read these books even without a mystery to solve, because by now, the characters feel like old friends, and I want to know what they're up to. But of course, Rickman crafts a cracking good mystery, and I love the twists and turns of the plot, which work well to build tension, but don't seem totally forced or unbelievable.

another great book in the series!
Topmen Topmen
Phil Rickman's first books, as far as I know, were loopy, creepy horror stories. When he first began the Merrily Watkins books, he still had a lot of that influence in his work. Merrily Watkins is a Deliverance Specialist for the Church of England. She deals with cases of possession and evil that are so subtly drawn that you have to read carefully in order to get the full effect. The titles themselves are as evocative as the stories...The Wine of Angels, the Lamp of the Wicked...like that. The descriptions of Northern England feel like the real thing...like he gives you the tang and the music of the place. He weaves the music of Nick Drake through the plots, and that I have also enjoyed. The supporting characters seem to me like archetypes in some ancient passion play....the old guy with the Plant Hire business and the eyeglasses that are always full of reflected light...Jane, the daughter, the seeker after truth. This book, like the last two or three, seems to me to be, rather unfortunately, retreating from the element of paranormal and coming more into the light of the everyday world. Having said that, I still think it's a very good, interesting, and well-written book with a fully-realized group of characters. I cannot recommend highly enough Mr. Rickman's earlier books, like The Wine of Angels and The Prayer of the Night Shepherd. They are truly some of the best of the myster/thriller genre that I have ever read.
ZloyGenii ZloyGenii
I really enjoyed The Secrets of Pain. Mr. Rickman always makes me feel that I am there in Herefordshire. His careful research of the history gives life to the story. I was hoping that Jane would have matured a bit more but she is still running around like ignorance on fire. She does put her heart and soul into saving the historical sites from being destroyed but makes a lot of enemies along the way. This time her efforts at trying to gather evidence goes badly astray. What appears to be more than one story line actually gets tied together neatly in the end. Merrily, as usual, gets drawn in trying to help unravel the evil that permeates the story. Lol, Gomer, Danny and Barry the manager of the local pub, the Black Swan, get involved.

I discovered this series earlier this year and am taking my time reading them so I don't run out of the books.