Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in BADGER'S MOON, the thirteenth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author THE HAUNTED ABBOT, SMOKE IN THE WIND and many more.
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
A series of horrific murders has brought terror to the Kingdom of Muman. The victims, all young girls, were slaughtered with unspeakable violence on the nights of three consecutive full moons.
Suspicion falls on three dark strangers from the distant land of Aksum (Ethiopia), who are guests at the Abbey of Finbarr. A panic-stricken mob attacks the abbey, leaving the religious in fear for their lives. Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are called in to restore order and find the killer, but it soon becomes clear that the three mysterious strangers are hiding a dark secret. And what about the ageing Laig, a hermit-like apothecary, who is known to have instructed all three victims about the magic and power of the moon; what sinister truths are hidden in his dark woodland dwelling?
As Fidelma struggles to repair her faltering relationship with Eadulf, can she uncover the truth before the killer strikes again on the next night of the full moon?
What readers are saying about BADGER'S MOON:
'Another exciting whodunit from the master of historic intrigue'
'Fast-paced and suspenseful, this Sister Fidelma mystery is a real page-turner'
'Complex and multi-layered - one of the best in the series so far'
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