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The Second Death

Author : Peter Tremayne
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Ireland, A.D. 671. It is the beginning of the summer season and the Kingdom of Muman is preparing to celebrate the Great Fair of Cashel. It is an extravagant nine days of contests, food, and endless entertainment. Circumstances have led Fidelma and Eadulf far and wide across the kingdom, and they have been absent from the Great Fair for many years. But, for once they haven't been called away from Cashel, and are eager to enjoy the festivities - that is, until the last wagon in a group traveling to the fair catches on fire. The driver dies and it appears that the driver was a woman disguised a boy, for reasons unknown. Eadulf, upon further inspection, finds an even more disconcerting discovery - a rotting corpse in back of the wagon. Now, with only a week left to the fair, it is up to Fidelma and Eadulf to solve the mystery in time.

The Second Death

Author : Peter Tremayne
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Peter Tremayne, highly acclaimed author of The Devil's Seal and Atonement of Blood, returns with The Second Death, a gripping new Celtic mystery featuring super-sleuth Sister Fidelma. Ireland, AD 671. The Great Fair of Bealtain is almost upon the fortress of Cashel, and a line of painted wagons carries entertainers to mark the occasion. But preparations take a deathly turn when one carriage is set alight, and two corpses are found, lying poisoned, within. As Sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, investigate, they are plunged into the menacing marshlands of Osraige - where the bloody origin of the Abbey of Cainnech is wreaking his revenge. Fidelma and Eadulf must face untold mortal danger before they can untangle the evil that strikes at the very heart of the kingdom. 'Tremayne's super-sleuth is a vibrant creation' Morgan Llywelyn

Penance Of The Damned Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 27

Author : Peter Tremayne
ISBN : 9781472208392
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Sister Fidelma returns in the twenty-seventh 7th-century Irish mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE DEVIL'S SEAL and THE SECOND DEATH. If you love Ellis Peters you will be gripped by this novel. PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters' Historical Novels Review, 'The detail of the books is fascinating, giving us a vivid picture of everyday life at this time' Irish Examiner Ireland, AD 671. King Colgú of Cashel is shocked to learn that his loyal Chief Bishop and advisor has been murdered in the old enemy fortress of the Uí Fidgente. When word reaches Cashel that the culprit will be executed under new law, a larger conflict threatens. Dispatched to investigate, Sister Fidelma and her companion Eadulf discover that the man facing punishment is Gormán - commander of the King's bodyguard. But Fidelma cannot believe Gormán would carry out such an act - and yet he was found locked in a chamber with the body, weapon in hand. The evidence is stacked against him. If they are to save Gormán and keep the peace between the kingdoms, Fidelma and Eadulf must find the true culprit. As the threat of war looms, the date of execution draws ever closer . . . What readers are saying about PENANCE OF THE DAMNED: 'Within this marvellous mystery, all the characters come vividly to life. Story-telling is of top-notch quality, because the author keeps you spellbound right until the end' 'Exciting plot, great characters and a fascinating insight into the sophistication and wisdom of the law and society of ancient Ireland' 'A must-read for anyone looking for a good mystery'

Night Of The Lightbringer Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 28

Author : Peter Tremayne
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A stranger murdered in a gruesome ritual. A prophetess foretelling the return of the ancient gods. Sister Fidelma returns in the twenty-eighth gripping Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE SECOND DEATH and PENANCE OF THE DAMNED. PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'The background detail is brilliantly defined . . . wonderfully evocative' The Times, 'A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing' Publishers Weekly Ireland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Edulf and the warrior, Aidan, discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux and killed by the ritualistic 'three deaths'. When a strange woman known as Brancheó appears in a raven-feather cloak foretelling of ancient gods returning to exact revenge upon the mortal world, she is quickly branded a suspect. But in their search for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will soon discover a darker shadow looming over the fortress. For their investigation is linked to a book stolen from the Papal Secret Archives which could destroy the New Faith in the Five Kingdoms...and Fidelma herself will come up against mortal danger before the case is unravelled. What readers are saying about NIGHT OF THE LIGHTBRINGER: 'The story is crisp, the characters fascinating and the reading relaxing' 'Well-researched and well-plotted with interesting characters' 'As with any Sister Fidelma book, utterly fantastic. A great read!'

The Sister Fidelma Mysteries

Author : Edward J. Rielly
ISBN : 9780786466672
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"This is a collection of new essays on Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma novels, featuring her attempts to solve crimes, often murders that occur under especially mysterious conditions. Set mainly in 7th century Ireland, the novels include much history, which is not surprising given that the author is actually Peter Berresford Ellis, a noted Celtic historian"--

Shroud For The Archbishop

Author : Peter Tremayne
ISBN : 9781466814028
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Wighard, Archbishop designate of Canterbury, has been found dead, garrotted in his chambers in Rome's Lateran Palace in the autumn of A.D. 664. His murderer seems apparent to all, since an Irish religieux was arrested by the palace guards as he fled Wighard's chamber, but the monk denies responsibility for the crime, and the treasures missing from Wighard's chambers are nowhere to be found. The bishop in charge of affairs at the Lateran Palace suspects a political motive and is wary of charging someone without independent evidence. So he asks Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church to look into Wighard's death. Fidelma (an advocate of the Brehon Court), working with Brother Eadulf of the Roman Church, quickly finds herself with very few clues, too many motives, a trail strewn with bodies--and very little time before the killer strikes again.

Murder In Retrospect

Author : Michael Burgess
ISBN : 1591580870
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Build your fiction collection, advise readers, and find answers to questions about one of today's most dynamic genres with this important work, the first guide to historical mysteries.

An Introduction To The Science Of The Modern Mysteries Of Masonry Christianity And Judaism Compiled From Mr Carlile S Second Part Of The Manual Of Free Masonry

Author : Richard Carlile
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Travels Of An Irish Genthleman In Search Of A Religion

Author : Thomas Moore
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A Shocking Assassination

Author : Cora Harrison
ISBN : 9781780107882
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“Well-drawn characters, including a lead capable of sustaining a long series, complement the clever plot” Publishers Weekly Starred Review Reverend Mother Aquinas is asked to prove a young man’s innocence in the second of this atmospheric new Irish historical mystery series. Ireland. 1924. Reverend Mother Aquinas is buying buttered eggs in the Cork city market at the very moment when the city engineer, James Doyle, is assassinated. Although no one saw the actual killing, a young reporter named Sam O’Mahoney is found standing close to the body, a pistol in his hand, and is arrested and charged. Following a desperate appeal from Sam’s mother, convinced of her son’s innocence, the Reverend Mother investigates – and, in this turbulent, war-torn city, uncovers several other key suspects. Could there be a Republican connection? Was James Doyle’s death linked to his corrupt practices in the rebuilding of the city, burned down more than a year ago by the Black and Tans? Cork is a city divided by wealth and by politics: this murder seems to have links to both.

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