This delightful little book is already the 8th part of the exciting Burren mystery series.
Again this story is rich with the culture of 16th Century Ireland and it's Brehon Law, and this Brehon Law will now clash with another part of Ireland, Galway, which is under the influence of England because they conduct the Law of Henry VIII of England.
The book is very informative with descriptions, it has an rustic atmosphere, and the interaction between the characters is really outstanding.
The story itself is set in February AD 1512 when Mara, Brehon of the Burren, and her pupils have been invited to the city state of Galway, which is ruled by English Law.
While in the city Mara and her students sit in on a hearing for a man from the Burren who's stolen a meat pie, who can't speak English and the penalty for such a theft is death.
Mara suspects there's more to the case and will try to prove his innocence, and so with her determination and know-how she and her pupils start out to investigate this case and finally to will get to the bottom of it all.
This is really entertaining crime-fiction, and so for me this is a "Top Burren-Galway mystery"!