Shroud for the Archbishop (Sister Fidelma) Paperback – 21 Sep 1995
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The compelling second novel in the Sister Fidelma series is set in a Rome riven by religious and political conflicts
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
Even though Henry V111 and Thomas Cromwell tried their very best to silence Romanish religion it has stayed with us and grown. I am not of the Catholic persuasion but do enjoy visiting their church in my area and reading their Sunday sermon leaflets. This kind of book does make for good felling and fellowship between different persuasions....Accolade to Tremayne
I find it interesting, apart from the rather esoteric details of Irish early history and law, how the early Christian religion relates and fits into historical context as I understand it. I have now reached "Suffer Little Children" which I am looking forward to reading soon.
I use Amazon.co.uk as a useful means of finding the titles in this series in the order in which I want to read them.
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.
Here we find a murder, missing treasure and a person wrongly accused of murder.
Can Fidelma and Eadulf solve the crime? Off course they can! The twists and turns of the answer though are fascinating and complicated. Its a great book. I couldnt put it down.
You'd be mad to miss it. Apart from the fact that Peter Tremayne is a world class story teller he also throws light on the 7th century church, the church and the Irish churches outreach into the then known world.
Dont miss it. I coulnt put it down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fascinating insight into the politics of the early Catholic Church. Tells us much about th3 politics of the Church today.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
A very good read and it all seemed as if it could have happened yesterday.Published 6 months ago by Ceinwen Matson
Second book is much better than the first book. It has more intriguing characters. Can't wait to start book 3.Published 13 months ago by Renee Jefferson
I'm really enjoying these Sister Fidelma stories,the historic detail is very goodPublished 17 months ago by Ginny
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.Published on 11 Mar. 2014 by Siobhan
Third book in the series I have read and tone becomes predictable but story line good. Very poor proof reading .Published on 6 Feb. 2014 by Vivien P