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Title:
Bloodmoon
Author:
Tremayne, Peter, author.
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Publication Information:
London : Severn House, 2018.
Physical Description:
xiii, 334 pages : map ; 23 cm
Summary:
"Ireland. AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a mission, and she is sworn by oath to reveal her purpose to no other. The secret investigation leads Fidelma and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak to him, the abbot is found murdered - and the young girl suspected of the crime has fled the scene"--Publisher's website.
General Note:
"A mystery of ancient Ireland"--Jacket.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727888181
Format :
Book

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A secret mission. A murdered abbot. A false accusation: the compelling new Sister Fidelma mystery.

Ireland, AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a mission, and she is sworn by oath to reveal her purpose to no other. The secret investigation leads her and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak to him, the abbot is found murdered - and the young girl suspected of the crime has fled the scene.

As vicious rumours spread, accusing Fidelma's family, the Eóghanacht Kings of Cashel, of conspiring to assassinate the High King and abduct his wife, Sister Fidelma's life is placed in mortal danger.

Unable to tell the truth of her quest to anyone, including her husband Eadulf, Fidelma's time is running out - and now she has no choice but to face the challenge, and her enemies, alone


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The prologue of Tremayne's tired 29th mystery set in seventh-century Ireland (after Night of the Lightbringer) depicts the abduction of Grella, the wife of the High King of the Five Kingdoms, shortly after she dispatches her female aide, Cairenn, to Finnbarr's Abbey. The main narrative finds Sister Fidelma, who has left her religious order and now serves her brother, the King of Cashel, as a legal advocate, and her companion, Brother Eadulf, en route to that same abbey. Fidelma refuses to say more about why they are traveling there beyond explaining that she needs to discuss a matter of law with Abbot Nessán. When Fidelma and Eadulf arrive, Nessán's steward tells them that they were not expected-and before Fidelma can have her conversation with the abbot, Nessán is found dead, strangled by a piece of rope, and the woman who was assisting the elderly cleric has disappeared. Tremayne does a good job immersing readers in an unfamiliar world, but the whodunit plot and the political intrigue fall short of his usual high standard. Agent: Euan Thorneycroft, A.M. Heath (U.K.). (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.