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The Smile of a Ghost

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Phil Rickman

Starred Review.Merrily Watkins faces her most challenging case yet in British author Rickman's unsettling seventh mystery to feature the Anglican priest and deliverance consultant to the diocese of Hereford (after 2004'sThe Prayer of the Night … see full wiki

Author: Phil Rickman
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Macmillan UK
2 reviews about The Smile of a Ghost
review by . October 11, 2010
Kindred Spirits
The Smile of a Ghost (Merrily Watkins, #7)Kindred spirits My rating: 4 of 5 stars There's more than one ghost in historic, medieval Ludlow, and not all of them are dead yet. There's legendary Marion, who jumped to her death from the Hanging Tower at Ludlow Castle, more than 500 years ago, and she's still making personal appearances. There's Robbie Walsh, the 14 year old history buff who falls from the tower as the novel opens, and the reverberations from his death refuse to dissipate. …
review by . July 08, 2007
You don't want to be a lawyer or a psychiatrist in a Phil Rickman novel. If you show up, you'll be treated like dirt because you are dirt. However, it's okay to wander around with an embalmed baby in tow, and treat your live kin as if you wish they were dead. `Eccentric' is usually stretched to `lovable' in the Merrily Watkins mysteries, but I can't quite bring myself to love the crazy lady of this novel.    "The Smile of a Ghost" is very much about relatives and the awful things …
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