Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in THE LEPER'S BELL the fourteenth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of BADGER'S MOON, THE HAUNTED ABBOT and many more.
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
A servant has been murdered and the baby in her charge abducted. Fidelma of Cashel has solved even more horrendous crimes in her career as an advocate of the ancient Brehon Courts of Ireland. But this case is different. For both Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf of Saxmund's Ham, the case is unique because of the personal emotions involved. The baby who has been abducted is their own son.
What is the motive for their crime? Could someone seeking vengeance on Fidelma and Eadulf have done the deed? They have made a lot of enemies in their pursuit of justice.
Fidelma and Eadulf, ignoring protests that they are too emotionally involved to undertake the investigation, set out on an increasingly desperate mission to save their son...
What readers are saying about THE LEPER'S BELL:
'Colourful, imaginative, humorous and intriguing... as with all of his books in the Sister Fidelma series'
'The most heart-breaking of perils for Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf and so many mysteries to resolve! Excellent in every way'
'Another first-class Sister Fidelma mystery'
Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of a well-known authority on the ancient Celts, who has utilised his knowledge of the Brehon law system and 7th-Century Irish society to create a new concept in detective fiction.
Praise for the Sister Fidelma Series: 'Definitely an Ellis Peters competitor — Evening Standard
This is masterly storytelling from an author who breathes fascinating life into the worth he is writing about — Belfast Telegraph
A compulsive readable whodunit fronted by one of the most reliably intriguing characters to grace the pages of the genre — Booklist
Tremayne's super-sleuth is a vibrant creation — Morgan Llywelyn
A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing — Publishers Weekly