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Shroud for the Archbishop [Hardcover]

Peter Tremayne
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5 Jan 1995
An historical crime novel, set in AD 664 and featuring Sister Fidelma, who is asked to investigate the murder of an Archbishop in Rome. From the author of ABSOLUTION BY MURDER and SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN.


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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing; First U.S. Edition edition (5 Jan 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074721140X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747211402
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,087,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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The compelling second novel in the Sister Fidelma series is set in a Rome riven by religious and political conflicts

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Masterpiece from the Dark Ages ! 2 Oct 1999
Format:Paperback
Following on from the events of "Absolution by Murder", Sister Fidelma has journeyed to Rome, where she becomes embroiled in the events surrounding the murder of the candidate for the position of Archbishop of Canterbury. Once again Peter Tremayne effortless recreates a world at once alien to use, yet at times strangely familiar. If anything this novel is even better than Fidelma's debut story and it is interesting to see the developing relationship between Eadulf and Fidelma, from opposite sides of the Christian spectrum, and yet drawn towards a kindred spirit in each other. As with his other novels, the author manages to combine a superbly tense mystery, with historical accuracy, making the novels both entertaining and educational. Keep up the excellent storytelling, Mr Tremayne !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Book in the Series 27 Jan 2007
By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The author Peter Tremayne obviously has a great knowledge of Ireland in the 7th century and also on the Irish Law of the period. His Sister Fidelma book are attracting what can only be described as a cult following, but they are of interest to anyone who likes historical novels or mysteries. This series of books are set in Ireland in the 7th century, a time when there was total equality for women. The lead character is the beguiling Sister Fidelma. She is a brilliant scholar, a leading authority on Irish law and the sister of a king. This is also a period in history when celibacy was not yet a part of religious life.

The Irish, unlike the English have always shown a much greater respect and admiration for their womenfolk and this is why, even in an age when most countries treated women with little or no regard, other than for breeding an heir, that Sister Fidelma has risen to the position that she now holds. Although she is the sister of a king, this has little or no bearing on her ability to command respect.

The year is AD 64 and the Archbishop is found garrotted in his own rooms. A monk has been arrested running away from the scene of the crime, but Sister Fidelma is convinced that he is an innocent party. Fidelma joins with Brother Eadulf to find out the truth. But this is no simple crime, they find very little in the way of clues or evidence, but there seem to be a great deal of people who have a motive for committing the crime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 11 Mar 2014
By Siobhan
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If you like stories set in olden times, then Sister Fidelma really brings it to life. Peter Tremayne really can bring you back and you can almost visualise how things looked.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 6 Feb 2014
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Third book in the series I have read and tone becomes predictable but story line good. Very poor proof reading .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping tale! 19 Dec 2013
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Another corker of a Sister Fidelia mystery, this time set in the mist of Medieval Rome. Can't wait for the next one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good yarn 9 Nov 2013
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Very readable and keeps you involved. Not great writing but good enough not to jar. I will read more in the series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shroud for the Archbishop 27 Oct 2013
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Like Paul Dohorty this writer is superb, his historical background is the attraction for myself and again I am now reading him on my tablet which I found really useful when on holiday
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