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    • Publication date:06 Sep 2004
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Whispers of the Dead (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 15)

An unputdownable collection of gripping Celtic mysteries

By Peter Tremayne

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WHISPERS OF THE DEAD is the unputdownable collection of fifteen mysteries featuring the Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma, from Peter Tremayne's ever-popular 7th century Irish mystery series.

WHISPERS OF THE DEAD is a sumptuously rich feast of fifteeen short mystery tales, featuring the brilliant and beguiling Sister Fidelma, the seventh-century sleuth of the Celtic Church.

PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing' Publishers Weekly, 'Definitely an Ellis Peter competitor

Sister Fidelma originally made her debut as one of crime fiction's most interesting sleuths in short story form. The sharp-witted religieuse captured the hearts of many readers as she successfully tackled the most baffling of crimes in her other role as advocate of the law courts of Ireland, using the ancient Brehon Law system.

This collection contains an astonishing range of crimes and misdemeanours and seamlessly blends historical detail, character and story into mysteries that will confound and surprise.

WHISPERS OF THE DEAD is the second collection of these stories to be published in the UK. With its breath-taking range of settings and crimes, it is guaranteed to entertain and intrigue - and is an anthology that no lover of Celtic culture or historical crime should be without.

What readers are saying about WHISPERS OF THE DEAD:

'Beautifully written with style and wit'

'An excellent collection - I had a hard time putting it down'

'The Sister Fidelma novels are taking on almost cult proportions and are becoming ever more popular with each offering from the author, whose obvious knowledge of the times and subjects shine out like a beacon on the shore'

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • Publication date: 25 Nov 2010
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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
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