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Phil Rickman

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aka Will Kingdom, Thom Madley

Phil Rickman, born in Lancashire, has won awards for his TV and radio journalism. After five acclaimed novels, he introduced the fascinating Merrily Watkins series with The Wine of Angels. He is married and lives on the Welsh Border.

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Historical Mystery
Phil Rickman recommends
None So Blind (2017)
(Teifi Valley Coroner, book 1)
Alis Hawkins
"The most interesting historical crime creation of the year."
Heart Swarm (2017)
(DI Will Harlan, book 1)
Allan Watson
"A slice of Glasgow Gothic that sizzles like a microwaved Mars bar..."
The Coffin Path (2018)
Katherine Clements
"Seriously impressive... A good ghost story needs an absolutely authentic framework and a clear place in history, which is what we get here. The supernatural seeps into Scarcross Hall like rising damp, but the real horror is in the everyday cruelty of country life and its lingering barbarism. Even as your heart bleeds for the admirable Mercy Booth, you sense things are only going to get worse..."

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