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The Subtle Serpent (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 4)

The Subtle Serpent (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 4)


Sister Fidelma is thrown into a sinister mystery full of intrigue, danger and violence in Peter Tremayne’s fourth Celtic mystery.

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 headless female corpse is found in the drinking well of a remote abbey in south-west Ireland. One hand clasps a crucifix; tied to the other arm is a pagan death symbol…

A merchant ship is encountered under full sail on the high seas off the Irish coast. But the crew and cargo have vanished – as if by sorcery…

Whose is the body in the well? Where is the crew of the vessel? Are these bizarre events connected? And if so, who is responsible?

The year is AD 666, and Sister Fidelma of Kildare, advocate of the Brehon law courts, must follow a trail of clues and investigate a host of enigmatic suspects to unravel the puzzle.

What readers are saying about THE SUBTLE SERPENT:

‘An excellent story to keep you riveted, with marvellous insight into the life and times of old Ireland’

‘As always, a gripping yarn, told with plenty of period detail. Tremayne is a master of his art

‘Full of suspense, intrigue and information
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure / Historical Adventure

On Sale: 24th May 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755382149

Reviews

A compulsive readable whodunit fronted by one of the most reliably intriguing characters to grace the pages of the genre
Booklist
A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing
Publishers Weekly
Tremayne's super-sleuth is a vibrant creation
Morgan Llywelyn
This is masterly storytelling from an author who breathes fascinating life into the worth he is writing about
Belfast Telegraph
Praise for the Sister Fidelma Series: 'Definitely an Ellis Peters competitor
Evening Standard