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The Spider's Web (A Sister Fidelma mystery) Hardcover – 3 Apr 1997

4.8 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (3 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747216525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747216520
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 24 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,086,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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 on "Absolution by Murder "A treat for history buffs who devoured "How the Irish Saved Civilization and historical mystery fans who appreciate strong, highly intelligent female protagonists."--"Booklist on "The Subtle Serpent --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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In her fifth mystery, Sister Fidelma is faced with a challenging and disturbing case to investigate

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My husband recommended the series to me and I've got hooked after reading the first in the series. Kindle don't have all the books in the series so I'll have to search our local library for the missing ones. Apart from the well written and very interesting individual plots, I most loved learning about early Irish traditions and their forward thinking society structure. Maybe sometime in the next several hundred years we Brits might just about become as enlightened as the Irish of the 600s. Especially how women were treated equally to men and how their justice laws were conducted.

Shame it all must have all been swept away after their Celtic-Christian beliefs were outlawed by the strong onslaught of Catholic Christendom that swept through Europe in later years and we rushed headlong into the Dark Ages.
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Another great read, full of interesting insight into the Times, the prejudices and superstitions, whilst playing out the complex details of the plot. As always Fidelma keeps you guessing right to the very end.
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This Fidelma novel she's a light on how Bréhon law deal with those in society who couldnt look after themselves its truly amazing.

The novel hinges on the idea that we aren't always what people think we are.

A young boy is charged with two murders. He cannot see, hear or speak so how does he proclaim his innocence? Fidelma finds a way for him to communicate and the things he reveils are both unbelievable and true.

Not one to miss.
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I'm hooked on the series ..I love the 7th century Ireland murder mysteries and in the process one learns of early celtic life and law and early roman law early evolution of the creed. would reccommend.
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Loved this story Usual excellent tale where you think you know who did it to be wrong when all is revealed
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This is the first Sister Fidelma book I had read- I found it difficult to sort out the Celtic and old-English names, but gradually I did and found the book very enjoyable
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Up to his usual standard with lots of clues turns and twists in the plot. Keeps you guessing till the end. Great insight into life in Ireland at that time
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Anothe excellent mystery in the series.I highly recommend that readers start at the beginning of the series with "Absolution by Murder".
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