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A Crown of Lights

Author(s): Phil Rickman

Location(s): Heredfordshire

Genre(s): Gothic, Horror

Era(s): Contemporary

Ancient history, violent deaths, feuds, intrigues and murder. A most original sleuth.The Times

When a pagan couple buy a ruined church on the Welsh Border, there’s an extreme reaction from the local fundamentalist priest. Is it a hate campaign or a nightmarish modern witch-hunt? Merrily Watkins is sent in to keep the lid on the cauldron and uncovers the sinister dynamics of the isolated village of Old Hindwell.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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