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Title:
Whispers of the dead : fifteen Sister Fidelma mysteries
Author:
Tremayne, Peter.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
x, 370 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312303822
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the King of Muman, a religieuse of the Celtic Church and an advocate of the Brehon courts - returns in this new collection of fifteen tales. These stories of murder, mayhem, and mystery are not merely spellbinders but also provide insight into the ways and mores of the complex, fascinating society of seventh century Ireland as well as heretofore unrevealed background details of Fidelma herself.


Author Notes

Peter Tremayne is the fiction writing pseudonym of the Celtic scholar and author Peter Berresford Ellis, who was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England on March 10, 1943. Even though he received a BA and an MA in Celtic Studies, he decided to become a journalist and worked at numerous weekly newspapers throughout England and Ireland. In 1968, he published is first book, Wales: A Nation Again, about the Welsh struggle for political independence. He became a full-time writer in 1975 and has published over 90 books under his own name and the pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. One of his best known works under his real name is The Cornish Language and its Literature, which is considered the definitive history of the language. In 1988, he received an Irish Post Award in recognition of his services to Irish historical studies. Under the pseudonym Peter Tremayne, he writes the Sister Fidelma Mystery series. He received the French Prix Historia for the best historical mystery novel of 2010 for Le Concile des Maudits (The Council of the Cursed).

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Sister Fidelma fans-and they have their own international society (www.sisterfidelma.com)-will welcome Peter Tremayne's Whispers of the Dead: Fifteen Sister Fidelma Mysteries, the second story collection devoted to the seventh-century Irish religieuse sleuth after Hemlock at Vespers. Three of the tales are original to this volume. Agent, TK (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Fans of Tremayne's Sister Fidelma of Cashel series will welcome this second collection of stories, beginning with Fidelma's study of law. Tremayne lives in London. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Whispers of the Deadp. 1
Corpse on a Holy Dayp. 27
Che Astrologer Who Predicted His Own Murderp. 49
Che Blemishp. 74
Dark Moon Risingp. 97
Like a Dog Returning ...p. 120
Che Bansheep. 140
Che Heir-Apparentp. 164
Who Stole the Fish?p. 190
Cry "Wolf!"p. 212
Scattered Chornsp. 239
Gold at Nightp. 262
Death of an Iconp. 290
Che Fostererp. 315
Che Lost Caglep. 343
Acknowledgmentsp. 367
About the Authorp. 369