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on 20 June 2017
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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.

The Sister Fidelma novels are taking on almost cult proportions and are becoming ever more popular with each offering from the author, whose obvious knowledge of the times and subjects he writes about shines out like a beacon on the shore.

As Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are preparing to leave the shores of England and return to Ireland, they receive a mysterious summons from a boyhood friend of Eadulf, Brother Botulf. He has requested their presence at a nearby Abbey. Eadul and Fidelma battle their way through a winter storm to reach the Abbey, but when they arrive they find that Botulf is dead, killed by an unknown person. Staggered by the murder of his boyhood friend Eadulf, with the help of Fidelma search for the truth, but it soon becomes apparent that the death of Botulf is not the only trouble facing the abbey.
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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.

The Sister Fidelma novels are taking on almost cult proportions and are becoming ever more popular with each offering from the author, whose obvious knowledge of the times and subjects he writes about shines out like a beacon on the shore.

As Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are preparing to leave the shores of England and return to Ireland, they receive a mysterious summons from a boyhood friend of Eadulf, Brother Botulf. He has requested their presence at a nearby Abbey. Eadul and Fidelma battle their way through a winter storm to reach the Abbey, but when they arrive they find that Botulf is dead, killed by an unknown person. Staggered by the murder of his boyhood friend Eadulf, with the help of Fidelma search for the truth, but it soon becomes apparent that the death of Botulf is not the only trouble facing the abbey.
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on 3 July 2001
Having read several of the other books in the series I looked forward to reading this one, I was not disappointed. As usual the plot is well thought out and the period detail is excellent with explanations when necessary. The only reason I haven't given it five stars is because at one point the next step is predictable but the book quickly recovers to a climatic ending. If you enjoy this type of mystery then I would thoroughly recommend this one
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on 31 October 2013
This is one novel in a long series. It is delightful (female detective, medieval Ireland). Main polemic is to show how well developed the Irish legal system was at the time. Unfortunately, a lot of material is repeated throughout the series, so I stopped reading them after the third or fourth novel. Nevertheless, they made good holiday reading and introduced me to an Irish perspective at the time.
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on 3 January 2013
Another brilliant and scary novel in the series. I would recommend these books to anyone who is a fan of historical who done its such as S Gregory's Matthew Bartholomew or C J Sansom's Shardlake series. Like these 2 other excellent series, The Sister Fidelma novels provide the reader with an excellent mystery and also inform you about the society contemporary to the protaganist.
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on 21 July 2016
This book as with others in the Sister Fidelma series is a fascinating insight into seventh century Ireland and combines intrigue and excitement in equal measure. Peter Tremayne continues to provide one with a elightening read which gives not only entertainment but also education. A great read.
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on 5 April 2001
Since Ellis Peters' superb Brother-Cadfael-novels the writing of medieval whodunnits booms - but few (if any) reach Peters' talent to create real living characters and at the same time a thrilling plot. Tremayne's newest book is no exception; while you sense on every page the authors knowledge of medieval Ireland, his characters and the situations lack in vigour, live and authenticity; everything seems to me a bit artificial; nevertheless this book makes good reading.
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on 24 December 2014
I was on tender-hooks and could not go to bed until I finished it,(I assure you that in high praise!). even though I had read the next book so knew the long-term end.
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on 3 February 2014
I miss this one before. Could not put it down. Absolutely brilliant from start to finish, Thank you so much.
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