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 >

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A PRAYER FOR THE DAMNED by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"Faithful fans of Fidelma (Master of Souls, 2006, etc.) will enjoy another chance to immerse themselves in Tremayne's detailed depiction of medieval Ireland. Newcomers may find the turf tough going."
Fidelma of Cashel's nuptials must take a back seat to her investigation of the murder of an arrogant abbot. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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 >

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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

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Scholars may love it; for the average reader, though, more penance than pleasure."
A third appearance for Sister Fidelia (Shroud for the Archbishop, 1996, etc.), an advocate of the courts in seventh- century Ireland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVENTH TRUMPET by Peter Tremayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 2013

"Fidelma shines once more in a scholarly, clever and eminently readable historical mystery."
A king's sister investigating a murder uncovers a plot against her brother. Read full book review >