Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma Series #1)

Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma Series #1)

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by Peter Tremayne
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466814011
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/15/1995
Series:
Sister Fidelma Series , #1
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
62,691
File size:
302 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym for Peter Beresford Ellis, a world-reknowned Celtic scholar with over 20 non-fiction books on various aspects of the ancient Celtic World. He lives in London, England.


PETER TREMAYNE is a pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, a renowned scholar who has written extensively on the ancient Celts and the Irish. As Tremayne, he is best known for his stories and novels featuring Fidelma of Cashel, beginning with Absolution by Murder. He lives in London.

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Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bookbearPJ More than 1 year ago
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.
LouisianaAlice More than 1 year ago
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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History and mystery. My kind of book!
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