The Sister Fidelma Mysteries: Essays on the Historical Novels of Peter Tremayne

The Sister Fidelma Mysteries: Essays on the Historical Novels of Peter Tremayne



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786466672
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edward J. Rielly is a professor of English at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. He has presented papers at the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture as well as other conferences. He is the author of about two dozen books and lives in Westbrook, Maine. David Robert Wooten is director of The International Sister Fidelma Society and editor of its magazine, The Brehon. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface Edward J. Rielly David Robert Wooten 1

Sister Fidelma: A Woman for all Seasons Edward J. Rielly 5

Who is Peter Tremayne? David Robert Wooten 20

The Impact of Sister Fidelma on Irish Crime Fiction John Scaggs 28

Teaching Sister Fidelma: Two Models Edward J. Rielly 33

Fidelma's Position in the Female Detective Genre Richard Dalby 44

Hidden from History: Fidelma of Cashel and Lost Female Values Christine Kinealy 50

Brother Eadulf: Monk of Saxmundharm Mairéad Ní Riada 60

Fidelma Locations in Munster (Ireland) David Robert Wooten 68

Fidelma of Cashel and the Brehon Code Patrick O'Keefe 80

Druids and Brehons: Fidelma and the Druidic Tradition Anita M. Vickers 88

A Druid in New Guise Christiance W. Luehrs Robert B. Luehrs 98

Fidelma of Cashel: The Plight of the Learned Lady Mitzi M. Brunsdale 109

Pursuing the Mystery of Religious Life Patricia C. Flynn 118

The Sister is a Mother: Sister Fidelma and the Celtic Church Frank A. Salamone 130

Nothing Hidden that Shall not be Known: Mystery and Detection in the Sister Fidelma Novels John Scaggs 138

Lady Justice: Social Sleuthing and Sister Fidelma Jennifer Molidor 151

Fidelma and the Irish Language Anna Heussaff 160

Fidelma and the Celts of Brittany: Ancient and Modern Herve Latimier 172

Who Wears the Pants? Role Reversal in the Sister Fidelma Mysteries M.E. Kemp 182

The International Sister Fidelma Society David Robert Wooten 189

Féile Fidelma: Its Origins and History Seamus J. King 196

Interview with Peter Tremayne Edward J. Rielly 208

Sister Fidelma Bibliography 221

About the Contributors 223

Index 227

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