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Penance of the Damned (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 27)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne
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The Second Death (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 26)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

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

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The Spiteful Shadow (A Sister Fidelma e-novella)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

From Peter Tremayne, highly acclaimed author of THE DEVIL'S SEAL and THE SECOND DEATH, comes a digital short story featuring much-loved Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'The Sister Fidelma books give the readers a rattling good yarn. But more than that, they bring vividly and viscerally to life the fascinating lost world of the Celtic Irish' Ronan BennettWhen Sister Fidelma arrives at the great Abbey of Durrow on a visit to her old mentor Abbot Laisran, she finds the community reeling from an act of murder.One of their membership, Brother Sioda, has been discovered in his cell with multiple stab wounds to the heart. Everyone is certain that the eccentric Sister Scathach, who foretold the event through whisperings from the Otherworld, is responsible.But Sister Fidelma could never accept such an explanation. For sometimes it is the simplest solutions that hide the most unexpected truths . . .*Contains an extract from THE SECOND DEATH, Peter Tremayne's 26th mystery featuring Sister Fidelma*What readers are saying about THE SPITEFUL SHADOW:'Contains all the elements expected of a Sister Fidelma mystery. Sharp and to the point. Excellent''I never tire of reading about Sister Fidelma's adventures''Gripping from beginning to end'

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The Sister Fidelma 20th Anniversary Collection

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

THE SISTER FIDELMA 20th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION brings together the stunning first three novels in the widely acclaimed Sister Fieldma series. Escape into the evocative world of seventh-century Ireland and the time of the Celts, and join Sister Fidelma on the suspenseful trail of three murder mysteries.ABSOLUTION BY MURDER: It's 664AD and the tension between the Celtic and Roman Churches is at boiling point. There are whispers of assassinations and a string of gruesome deaths. When Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic Church, is found murdered, Sister Fidelma is called in to investigate. With the threat of a civil war just around the corner, can the mysteries be solved in time?SHROUD FOR THE ARCHBISHOP: The archbishop designate of Canterbury is found garrotted in Rome's Lateran Palace. With Brother Ronan Ragallach spotted fleeing the scene of the crime, the person responsible appears to have been found. There are rumours, though, that the crime is political and precious treasure has been stolen. It is up to Sister Fidelma to determine whether Brother Ronan is innocent, and prevent a perilous war between the Saxon and Irish kingdoms.SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN: The Venerable Dacán, beloved scholar of the Celtic Church, is brutally slain on his visit to the Irish Kingdom of Muman. When a neighbouring kingdom demands reparation for Dacán's foul death, bloody war seems imminent. There are sinister forces at work and Sister Fidelma is summoned by Muman's dying king to investigate. Can she solve the mystery and prevent further turmoil?

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The Devil's Seal (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 25)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

When a local Abbess is murdered, Sister Fidelma and her companion Brother Eadulf are called to investigate.An Anglo-Saxon deputation arrives in Cashel to debate the new religious rules from Rome with an Irish delegation. The Abbot of Imleach leads the Irish delegation who are hostile to the new rules, and among the Anglo-Saxon delegation is Brother Eadulf's own younger brother, Egric. There is also an observer appointed from Rome - the Venerable Favorinus.The debate is bad tempered and acrimonious, and local Abbess Dar Óma has to step in as a mediator between the two sides. But that evening her body is discovered, she has been bludgeoned to death.The animosity between the two sides is heightened as the Chief Brehon Aillín accuses young Egric of murder. The Venerable Favorinus counter claims that the murderer is Brother Madagan, who is steward to Abbot of Imleach. Suspicions and tempers run high. With the war of words threatening to spill over into bloodshed, Fidelma is compelled to resolve the mystery as she is sure there is something more sinister behind the murder than religious differences.

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The Seventh Trumpet (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 23)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble is discovered not far from Cashel, the King calls upon Sister Fildema and her companion Eadulf to investigate. The only clue to the noble's identity is an emblem originating from the nearby kingdom of Laign. Could the murder be somehow related to the violence erupting in the west of the kingdom? The turmoil is led by a fanatical figure claiming to have been summoned by 'the seventh angel' to remove the 'impure of faith' from the land, and Fidelma and Eadulf soon find themselves struggling with a tangled skein of murder and intrigue. What is the mystery that connects the dead noble, a murdered alcoholic priest, and a menacing abbot who has built his abbey into a military fortress? When Sister Fidelma herself becomes the victim of abduction, it is up to Eadulf to find and save her from imminent death, so that the mystery can be solved...

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Behold A Pale Horse (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 22)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne
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Behold A Pale Horse

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne
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A Prayer for the Damned (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 17)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the seventeenth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of MASTER OF SOULS, WHISPERS OF THE DEAD and many more.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters' Historical Novels Review, 'The most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland' Irish Examiner February, AD 668, and Cashel is full of distinguished visitors. Under the old Irish custom, Fidelma of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham, having been joined together for a year and a day, are to be married. But on the eve of the ceremony, the pious Abbot Ultán is found murdered in his chamber. Worse still - one of the most distinguished guests, the King of Connacht, is seen fleeing from the scene and charged with the murder. He demands his right to appoint Fidelma in his defence. Fidelma soon discovers that Abbot Ultán is not the pious man he was thought to be - indeed, many of the guests have cause to hate him. It is a long weekend of suspicion, fear and more death before Fidelma and Eadulf are able to reveal the truth behind Ultán's murder. What readers are saying about A PRAYER FOR THE DAMNED:'Tremayne is unparalleled. Five stars''The twists and turns kept me intrigued throughout this excellent book''Keeps you guessing right till the end. Very well written'

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Master Of Souls (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 16)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

Sister Fidelma must find the link that connects the mysterious crimes in MASTER OF SOULS, Peter Tremayne's brilliant sixteenth novel in the ever-popular Sister Fidelma mystery series.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'A compulsive readable whodunit fronted by one of the most reliably intriguing characters to grace the pages of the genre' BooklistOn a storm-driven night, wreckers drive a ship onto rocks off the coast of Ireland. An Abbess leading a pilgrimage is killed and the young religieuse with her abducted. An ageing scholar is murdered in the Abbey of Ard Fhearta. Do these events have a connection?Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf go to Ard Fhearta to examine the mystery. But the abbey stands in the territory of the Uí Fidgente, enemies of Fidelma and her brother, the King of Cashel, and danger threatens Fidelma and Eadulf from the moment of their arrival.What is the link that connects the crimes? Who is the mysterious `master of souls' spreading death and corruption across the land? Has Uaman the Leper, Lord of the Passes, returned from the dead?What readers are saying about MASTER OF SOULS:'Absolutely gripping from start to finish. Could not put it down''MASTER OF SOULS gives us more insight into the customs of ancient Ireland, as well as an interesting mystery to unravel''Peter Tremayne writes some of the best historical mysteries due in part to his heroine, a woman living in an enlightened country when the rest of Europe is going through the dark ages'

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The Leper's Bell (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 14)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

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'

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Whispers of the Dead (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 15)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

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 competitorSister 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'

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Badger's Moon (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 13)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

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'

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The Haunted Abbot (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 12)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in THE HAUNTED ABBOT, the twelfth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of SMOKE IN THE WIND, OUR LADY OF DARKNESS and many more.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 As they are preparing to return to Ireland, Fidelma and Brother Eadulf receive a mysterious summons. Eadulf's childhood friend, Brother Botulf, has requested their presence at Aldred's Abbey at midnight on the old pagan feast of Yule. Fidelma and Eadulf battle against the harsh winter storms to arrive in time, only to find they are too late. Botulf is dead - killed by an unknown hand. As they struggle to comprehend this staggering news, it soon becomes clear that the murder of this young monk is not the only trouble facing the abbey. The abbey is haunted by the ghost of a young woman - a woman some say bears a startling likeness to the Abbot Cild's dead wife. But can Fidelma and Eadulf discover the truth before they themselves fall victim to the danger which pervades the abbey walls? What readers are saying about THE HAUNTED ABBOT: 'Another amazing and twisted story from the British Isles in 7th century. A brilliantly put together plot, a complex mystery and a thoroughly enjoyable read''Outstanding''Full of intrigue and mystery and as usual Sister Fidelma is my hero. Very thrilling'

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Smoke in the Wind (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 11)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in SMOKE IN THE WIND, the eleventh perplexing historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of SMOKE IN THE WIND, OUR LADY OF DARKNESS and many more.PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'The background detail is brilliantly defined... Wonderfully evocative' The Times, 'Sister Fidelma is fast becoming a world ambassador for ancient Irish culture' Irish Post Sister Fidelma and her companion Brother Eadulf are on their way to visit the new Archbishop of Canterbury, when their ship is blown off course and they land on the coast of the Welsh kingdom of Dyfed. They are given hospitality by King Gwlyddien and Abbot Tryffin of the Abbey of Dewi Sant, and are asked if they would help to solve the mystery of how the entire monastic community of the Abbey, including the King's eldest son, could vanish into thin air. It's not long before the trail leads to deaths and treachery in high places and Fidelma and Eadulf are faced with a sinister and baffling puzzle. What readers are saying about SMOKE IN THE WIND:'Absolutely brilliant. Each one gets better than the one before''The twists and turns keep me wanting to know what happened. An excellent story, well written''An amazing tale that I could hardly put down!'

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Our Lady of Darkness (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 10)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne, highly acclaimed author of HEMLOCK AT VESPERSand ACT OF MERCY, presents OUR LADY OF DARKNESS, the tenth gripping Celtic mystery featuring super-sleuth Sister Fidelma.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 Arriving home from a pilgrim voyage, Sister Fidelma hears that her faithful Saxon companion, Brother Eadulf, is under sentence of death for murder. She hastens to the capital of Laigin, where he is being held, determined to appeal against the sentence. The crime took place at the abbey of Fearna where Fidelma clashes with the sinister Abbess Fainder. The evidence against Eadulf seems overwhelming - can he actually be guilty? Will Fidelma's emotional involvement blind her in her desperate search for the truth? What readers are saying about OUR LADY OF DARKNESS:'Fascinating insight into seventh century Ireland, combining intrigue and excitement in equal measure''Kept me on tender-hooks and could not go to bed until I finished it!''An excellent mystery and informs you about the society contemporary to the protagonist'

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Hemlock at Vespers (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 9)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

HEMLOCK AT VESPERS is Peter Tremayne's anthology of Celtic mysteries featuring the ever-popular 7th-century super-sleuth Sister Fidelma. PRAISE FOR HEMLOCK AT VESPERS: 'This collection is an essential canonical text for Sister Fidelma Acolytes' Publisher's Weekly 'A treasure trove of small gems for historical mystery fans' Booklist'A complex mesh of betrayals that also catch up the sleuth, exploting both Fidelma's strengths and vulnerabilities' Kirkus Reviews Sister Fidelma originally made her debut as one of the decade's most interesting sleuths in short story form. The sharp-witted and astonishingly wise 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. The overwhelming response to these stories launched Fidelma as the heroine of a bestselling series of Celtic crime novels. But it also created a demand for further short stories. HEMLOCK AT VESPERS is the first collection of these stories ever to be published. With its breathtaking 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 HEMLOCK AT VESPERS: 'Intriguing, entertaining and informative''Brilliant. These books get better and better''There are echoes in the story that still reverberate today'

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Suffer Little Children (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 3)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne
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Shroud for the Archbishop (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 2)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne
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Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 1)

Peter Tremayne
Authors:
Peter Tremayne

ABSOLUTION BY MURDER is the brilliant and evocative first novel in Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series, bringing 7th-century Ireland vividly to life.PRAISE FOR ABSOLUTION BY MURDER: 'In the simultaneously sharp-tongued and full womanly figure of Sister Fidelma, Tremayne has created a heroine whom many readers will willingly follow. Even Brother Cadfael might have tolerated her' Kirkus Reviews As the leading churchmen and women gather at the Synod of Whitby in 664AD to debate the rival merits of the Celtic and Roman Churches, tempers begin to fray. Conspirators plot an assassination, while mysterious, violent death stalks the shadowy cloisters of the Abbey of St Hilda. When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic Church, is found murdered suspicion inevitably rests on the Roman faction.Attending the Synod is Fidelma, of the community of St Brigid of Kildare. As an advocate of the Brehon Court, she is called on to investigate the murder with Brother Eadulf, of the Roman faction. However, the two are so unlike that their partnership is described as that of a wolf and a fox - but which is which?More gruesome deaths follow and the friction among the clerics could end in civil war. Can the solution to the mysteries avert such a conflict?What readers are saying about ABSOLUTION OF MURDER:'Superb storytelling from a usually neglected era. Read this and you will certainly want to read the rest of this excellent series''I was transported back in time; Peter Tremayne brought the location and characters to life''The story moves forward with Fidelma weaving her way through to the end with skill and intelligence. Well worth reading'