To Dream of the Dead

To Dream of the Dead

Book - 2008
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The village of Ledwardine has never been flooded in living memory, but as the river continues to rise with December rains, within days it will be an island. Electricity has been cut and the church is serving as a temporary mortuary for two people who drowned. Only one man feels safe: an aggressively atheist author who has been moved--for his own safety--into a secluded house just outside the village. Meanwhile, archaeologists--assisted by Merrily Watkins's teenage daughter, Jane--are at work unearthing an ancient row of standing stones which some people would prefer stay buried. The atheist's temporary home is close to the site and his young wife is becoming conspicuously agitated. Is it the fear of discovery? With the flood water washing up Church Lane towards the vicarage and the shop running out of cigarettes, it looks to be a cold and complex Christmas for Merrily Watkins.

Publisher: London : Quercus, 2008.
ISBN: 9781847245793
184724579X
9781847245786
1847245781
Characteristics: 474 p. ; 24 cm.

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Banzo Aug 19, 2011

If you like books that examine how the paranormal world may intertwine with "reality", the Merrily Watkins books are for you. To Dream of the Dead combines the real-world discovery of a prehistoric monument with a fictional modern murder, all to be sorted in her usual muddled way by Merrily Watkins, diocesan exorcist in the Church of England. Contemporary life in the Welsh borders meets timeless questions of good and evil to create the thinking person's entertainment.

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