DavidPrestidge: Top five books of 2013

As the year comes to a close, each of our writers will be revealing their five favourite crime novels of 2013. This December, we start with our stalwart writer and site administrator DavidPrestidge… Rather like ever-escalating grades in school exams, it seems that every crop…
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The Magus of Hay

Written by Phil Rickman — This is the 12th in the series featuring Rev Merrily Watkins, the Diocesan Deliverance Consultant (or exorcist, as she would have been called in less enlightened times) for Hereford. When an old man called David Hambling is found dead in…
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Abductions, exorcisms and power chords

On the Radar — Let’s see – what’s the biggest news this week? The return of Jame Sallis with an interesting premise for his latest novel? Herefordshire exorcist Merrily Watkins on the case in her 12th outing? Back to gangland with Martina Cole? We’ve got…
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