Search Results: "Peter Tremayne"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEPER’S BELL by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"The historical detail, laid on with a trowel, often makes Tremayne a tough slog. But at least Fidelma is becoming more human. Her 15th case may win her a larger audience."
Sister Fidelma (Badger's Moon, 2005, etc.) searches for her missing son and the murderer of his nurse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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THE DOVE OF DEATH by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Fidelma, a native of ancient Ireland, has to battle as hard as any contemporary female to balance the career she loves with motherhood."
An attack by a pirate ship flying the sign of the dove is only the beginning of Sister Fidelma's latest adventure. Read full book review >

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CURSED by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"One of Fidelma's best, and the subject of clerical celibacy is particularly relevant today."
Sent to France as advisors to the Celtic church, Fidelma of Cashel and her husband Brother Eadulf find dissension and murder. Read full book review >

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THE MONK WHO VANISHED by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"But gratuitous detail about, for example, four-chamber bellows and children's game balls can overwhelm any attempt to eliminate the red herrings in the interest of the atmospheric settings and occasionally gripping narrative."
Just when the seventh-century inheritors of ancient Irish feuds are meeting to talk peace, an assassin wounds both Colgu, the king of Muman, and his antagonist Donennach, prince of the Ui Fidgente. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S SEAL by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2015

"Not for the first time, Tremayne (Atonement of Blood, 2015, etc.) packs the case with historical information that threatens to overwhelm what in this installment is a very good mystery indeed."
Sister Fidelma of Cashel, nonpareil advocate of medieval Ireland's law courts, faces one of the hardest cases in her illustrious career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLD A PALE HORSE by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2012

"Once again, Tremayne (The Chalice of Blood, 2011, etc.) presents a detailed, readable depiction of life in ancient times with a clever mystery neatly woven into the plot."
In a flashback to the days before she married, Sister Fidelma of Cashel has a wild adventure in A.D. 664 Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHALICE OF BLOOD by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Like all Fidelma's cases (The Dove of Death, 2010, etc.), this one is literate, historically detailed and demanding of concentration by any readers hoping to absorb the finer points of ancient Irish law."
Murder, mayhem and religious dissent plague Ireland in 670 CE. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASTER OF SOULS by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"For once, melodrama is piled as high as historical minutiae. Even non-medievalists may be tempted."
Tremayne's latest medieval outrage is the murder of an abbess and the disappearance of six women accompanying her on a pilgrimage. Read full book review >

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SHROUD FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"The diffuse plotting, rarely compelling, suffocates under the onslaught."
A second chapter in the seventh-century exploits of intelligent, highly educated Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church in Ireland, aided as before by Brother Eadulf of Canterbury (Absolution by Murder, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABSOLUTION BY MURDER by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Even Brother Cadfael might have tolerated her."
The first volume in a projected series featuring Sister Fidelma, a seventh-century nun who is also a d†laigh (or advocate) authorized to practice law in the courts of her native Ireland. Read full book review >