Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma Series #1)

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In A.D. 664, King Oswy of Northumbria has convened a synod at Whitby to hear debate between the Roman and Celtic Christian churches and decide which shall be granted primacy in his kingdom. At stake is much more than a few disputed points of ritual; Oswy's decision could affect the survival of either church in the Saxon kingdoms. When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic church, is found murdered, suspicion falls upon the Roman faction. In order to diffuse the tensions that threaten to erupt into ...
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Overview

In A.D. 664, King Oswy of Northumbria has convened a synod at Whitby to hear debate between the Roman and Celtic Christian churches and decide which shall be granted primacy in his kingdom. At stake is much more than a few disputed points of ritual; Oswy's decision could affect the survival of either church in the Saxon kingdoms. When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic church, is found murdered, suspicion falls upon the Roman faction. In order to diffuse the tensions that threaten to erupt into civil war, Oswy turns to Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church (Irish and an advocate for the Brehon Court) and Brother Eadulf of the Roman church (from east Anglia and of a family of hereditary magistrates) to find the killer. But as further murders occur and a treasonous plot against Oswy matures, Fidelma and Eadulf soon find themselves running out of time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451192998
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Sister Fidelma Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 269,410
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Tremayne is the pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis, a well-respected authority on the ancient Celts. He is the author of over twenty books, including The Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, The Celtic Dawn: A History of Pan Celticism, and The Druids. Valley of the Shadow is the sixth Sister Fidelma mystery. Tremayne lives in London, England.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Murder at WHITBY ABBEY

    If you are a fan of Sister Fidelma, you have another mystery with more twists and turns than the catacombs at the Abbey. Two factions of the same religion are debating which is the one to be practiced in this section of England. The best of both religious factions are meeting to let the King decide. Before the discussion/debate can begin, death visits one of the attendees. Sister Fidelma and Brother Eaudulf are asked to investigate together to find the answer, both represent each side of the religious debate. As the debate continues without them, they follow the clues and suspects to the surprising finish.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Highly recommend for anyone who enjoys period mysteries

    Sister Fidelma is an interesting lead character. The characters in the book are well developed and the prose is well written. There is enough description to illuminate the setting without getting bogged down. The plot twists keep you guessing. I will read the whole series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Recommend

    History and mystery. My kind of book!

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