Sister Fidelma
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  • 1
    Absolution by Murder: A Sister Fidelma Mystery | Peter Tremayne

    Absolution by Murder: A Sister Fidelma Mystery

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    In AD 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.

    Interesting new (for me) series & great narrator!

    Finding Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma mysteries appearing in the New Releases list in a great big bunch over a period of only a few days, I was curi..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2015 by Yvette (San Jose, CA, United States)
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    Shroud for the Archbishop: A Sister Fidelma Mystery | Peter Tremayne

    Shroud for the Archbishop: A Sister Fidelma Mystery

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    Wighard, archbishop designate of Canterbury, has been discovered garrotted in his chambers in the Lateran Palace in Rome in the autumn of AD 664. The solution to this terrible crime appears simple, as the palace guards have arrested Brother Ronan Ragallach as he fled from Wighard's chamber.

    meh...

    Ok storyline. Narrator was good, but hard for me to casually listen to and understand. It was a turn up the volume and concentrate to distinguish wor..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 21 2015 by Jana L. Kane (MN)
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    Suffer Little Children: A Sister Fidelma Mystery | Peter Tremayne

    Suffer Little Children: A Sister Fidelma Mystery

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    In AD 644, the Venerable Dacan, a respected scholar of the Celtic Church, is murdered while on a visit to the Abbey of Ros Ailithir in the Irish Kingdom of Muman. Dacan, unfortunately, was the close confidant of the hotheaded young king of the neighboring kingdom of Fearna, who is using Dacan's murder as an excuse to provoke war.

    Love this series

    Be forewarned! Once you start listening you cannot stop. If you have an annual membership you will go through all your credits - sister Fidelma is i..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2015 by Carolsue Haney (Chicago, IL United States)
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    The Subtle Serpent: A Celtic Mystery | Peter Tremayne

    The Subtle Serpent: A Celtic Mystery

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    In the year 666 A.D., a headless female corpse is found in the drinking well of a remote abbey in southwest Ireland: clasped in one hand is a crucifix; tied to the other arm is a pagan death symbol. Sister Fidelma--sister to the king of Muman, a religieuse, and an advocate of the Brehon law courts--is sent to investigate.

    Great listening material

    So glad to have found this series! Comparable to the Father Cadfael series. Excellent listening.

    Reviewed on July 31 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
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    The Spider's Web: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Spider's Web: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In the spring of AD 666, Sister Fidelma is summoned to the small Irish village of Araglin. An advocate of the Brehon law courts as well as a religieuse, she is to investigate the murder of the local chieftain. While she is traveling there with her friend, Brother Eadulf, a band of brigands attacks the roadside hostel in which they are staying and attempts to burn them out. While Fidelman and Eadulf manage to beat back their attackers, this incident is only the first in a series that troubles them.

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    Valley of the Shadow: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Valley of the Shadow: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In Ireland of AD 666, Sister Fidelma is sent by her brother, Colgu of Cashel, the king of Muman, to the remote valley of Gleann Geis, whose inhabitants still adhere to the ancient Druidic ways. Her mission is to negotiate with the chieftain, Laisre, for permission to build a Christian church and school in his territory. Fidelma's task won't be an easy one, though, as Laisre's clan is known for its hostility to the new religion and fierce adherence to the old.

    I've been waiting for these for a while

    ...and here they are! These are definitely in the historical novel genre and new readers or listeners should know that it is heavy on the historic. Ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 28 2015 by P. R. Ecker (New York, NY USA)
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    The Monk Who Vanished: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Monk Who Vanished: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In September of AD 666, an aged monk and a set of relics disappear during the night from the Abbey of Imleach. The missing monk is a matter of great concern for the abbey. But the relics are a disaster of a much higher order. They are the priceless holy relics of St. Ailbe, the man who, in the fifth century, brought Christianity to the Irish kingdom of Muman, converted and baptized its king, and founded the abbey. The relics are the political symbol of the entire kingdom, and their disappearance threatens to disrupt its continued peace and stability.

    IT'S GOOD!

    Although this was given a mediocre review by another listener, the story contains one of the best court room scenes by Fidelma ever.
    DO NOT HESITA..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2016 by Elvira Segura ()
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    Act of Mercy: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Act of Mercy: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In the late autumn of AD 666, Fidelma of Cashel - an advocate of the Brehon courts, sister to the king of Cashel, and religieuse of the Celtic Church - is at a crossroads. Needing to reflect upon her commitment to the religious life and her relationship to the Saxon monk Eadulf, she leaves Eadulf behind and joins a small band sailing from Ireland on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in modern-day Spain.

    Sometimes our heros are only human...

    It has been years since I first read this book, and I had forgotten how great it is. With more intrigue, and a glimpse into Fidelma's past, this story..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 30 2015 by H Daisy (Minnetonka, MN, United States)
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    Hemlock at Vespers: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Hemlock at Vespers: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    Sister Fidelma - an Eognacht princess and sister to the king of Cashel, a religieuse of the Celtic Church and an advocate of the Brehornn court-is one of the most interesting and compelling figures in contemporary mystery fiction. In this collection of short mysteries, Tremayne fills in many of the background details of Fidelma and seventh-century Ireland not found in the novels, and weaves his always-beguiling mix of history and mystery.

    Fills in gaps and rounds out Fidelma!

    Wonderful! Thank you to production team and especially the narrator! These short stories provide some great background to Fidelma's personality.

    Reviewed on October 12 2015 by Charlie Donahue (Washington DC)
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    Our Lady of Darkness: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Our Lady of Darkness: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In mid-seventh-century Ireland, Sister Fidelma of Cashel-sister to the King of Muman, an advocate of Brehon Courts, and religieuse of the Celtic Church-returns hastily from a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. James. The news that brings her back is that her companion and friend, the Saxon monk Brother Eadulf, is under arrest for a serious crime in the neighboring kingdom of Laigin. Riding furiously through hostile territory, she arrives only to find out she is too late.

    I love this series!

    As this story unfolds, Sister Fidelma's anxiety is felt. But her belief in Brother Eadulf continues.
    Tremayne is masterful at constructing a plot ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2015 by H Daisy (Minnetonka, MN, United States)
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    Smoke in the Wind: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Smoke in the Wind: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In seventh-century Ireland, then the light of reason in a darkening world, Fidelma - a religious, advocate of the Brehon courts and sister to the king of Muman - is an increasingly notable figure often called upon for her wisdom, legal knowledge, and devotion to the truth. While journeying with companion Eadulf to visit the new archbishop of Canterbury, their ship is blown badly off course, and the pair find themselves on the coast of modern Wales, in the kingdom of Dyfed.

    Great glimpse of 7th-century history

    I first have to say how pleased I am to have this series available on audio. It was such an unexpected discovery during the half-price sale - I decid..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 17 2015 by Christy (Harleysville, PA, United States)
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    The Haunted Abbot: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Haunted Abbot: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In December of 666 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel and her companion Brother Eadulf, having completed their business with the Archbishop of Canterbury, make one final journey before returning to Ireland. At the insistence of Brother Botulf, a childhood friend of Eadulf, they detour from their trip to Eadulf's home village and make their way to Aldred's Abbey. Arriving at midnight on the night of the old pagan festival of Yule, as requested, they find Botulf's dead body - his head caved in by a blunt instrument.

    Good series, Excellent narration

    My only regret about this story is that the books available to listen to only begin mid-series. Many years ago I read several of Peter Tremayne's Sist..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2015 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
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    Badger's Moon: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Badger's Moon: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In October of 667 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the one of kings of Ireland, a religieuse of the Celtic Church, and an advocate of the Brehon courts - is struggling with her most challenging role yet, that of mother to her infant son Alchu. So it is with mixed feelings that she receives the summons from Abbot Brogan. There have been a series of shocking murders that have terrorized the villagers near the Abbey of Finbarr; three young girls have been violently slaughtered...

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    The Leper's Bell: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Leper's Bell: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In November of AD 667, Fidelma of Cashel has returned home to her brother's castle to discover that a servant, her son's nurse, has been found brutally murdered in the woods near town, and her son is missing, presumed kidnapped or worse. Sister Fidelma, sister to king of Muman in Ireland, an advocate of the Brehon courts, and a religieuse of the Celtic Church, and her husband, Brother Eadulf, now must face their most personal and baffling case ever. Is there a traitor at her brother's court?

    crafty mystery

    well written. well spoken. well designed to maze theistener/reader. the Irish reader is integral to the experience.

    Reviewed on September 07 2015 by Sarah ()
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    Whispers of the Dead: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Whispers of the Dead: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the king of Muman, a religieuse of the Celtic Church, and an advocate of the Brehon courts - returns in this new collection of fifteen tales. These stories of murder, mayhem, and mystery are not merely spellbinders but also provide insight into the ways and mores of the complex, fascinating society of seventh-century Ireland as well as heretofore unrevealed background details of Fidelma herself.

    wonderfully crafted short stories.

    as GK Chesterton and Dorothy Sayers - the history and background are as fascinating as the puzzles.

    Reviewed on October 14 2015 by Sarah ()
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    Master of Souls: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Master of Souls: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In January of 668 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the king of Muman, advocate of the Brehon law courts and religieuse in the Celtic Church - is called to investigate the brutal murder of Abbess Faife and the mysterious disappearance of six young female religieuse while away on a short pilgrimage away from their abbey. But when Fidelma and her husband, Eadulf, arrive, they are confronted with another violent murder under mysterious circumstances.

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    A Prayer for the Damned: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    A Prayer for the Damned: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In February of AD 668, Fidelma of Cashel and her companion, Eadulf, are about to get permanently married. As the sister to the king of Muman, Fidelma's marriage ceremony is a major event; the high king of Ireland as well as other kings and major figures are going to be in attendance. On the eve of the ceremony, the fanatical and much disliked Abbot Ultan is found murdered in his chamber, and one of the distinguished guests, the king of Connacht, is accused of the crime.

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    The Council of the Cursed: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Council of the Cursed: A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In AD 670 Fidelma of Cashel is asked to act as an advisor to the Irish delegation to a church council hostile to the Celtic Church. In an abbey in Burgundy, Bishop Leodegar of Autun has assembled church leaders from all over Western Europe - an assembly that soon descends into chaos. That night one of the delegates is found murdered, his skull crushed, and Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, are suddenly in the midst of a murder investigation involving some of the most power religious leaders.

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    The Dove of Death: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Dove of Death: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    In A.D. 670, an Irish merchant ship is attacked by a pirate vessel off the southern coast of the Breton peninsula. Merchad, the ship's captain, and Bressal, a prince from the Irish kingdom of Muman, are killed in cold blood after they have surrendered. Among the other passengers who manage to escape the slaughter are Fidelma of Cashel and her faithful companion, Brother Eadulf.

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    The Chalice of Blood: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Chalice of Blood: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    AD 670: When an eminent scholar is found murdered in his cell in the Abbey of Lios Mor, fear spreads among his brethren. His door was secured from the inside, with no other means of exit. How did the murderer escape? And what was the content of the manuscripts apparently stolen from the scholar's room? Abbot Iarnla insists on sending for Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, to investigate the killing.

    Fascinating, as always...

    Tremayne not only writes an excellent work of fiction, but does so inca way so authentic as to challenge the reader's own understanding of faith and h..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2015 by Jodi (ormond beach, FL, United States)
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    Behold a Pale Horse: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Behold a Pale Horse: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    A perplexing case of murder and conspiracy in the pagan wilds of Northern Italy... In AD 664, just after the events detailed in Shroud for the Archbishop, Fidelma of Cashel takes a unexpected detour on her trip home from Rome. While in the port at Genua (modern-day Genoa), Fidelma - sister of one Ireland’s kings and an advocate in her country’s law courts - receives word that one of her old teachers, Brother Ruadan, is reaching the end of his days.

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    The Seventh Trumpet: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Seventh Trumpet: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble is discovered not far from Cashel, the king calls upon his sister, Fidelma, and her companion, Eadulf, to investigate. Fidelma, in addition to being the sister of the king, is a dailaigh - an advocate of the Brehon Law Courts - and has a particular talent for resolving the thorniest of mysteries. But this time Fidelma and Eadulf have very little to work with - the only clue to the noble's identity is an emblem originating from the nearby kingdom of Laign.

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    Atonement of Blood: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    Atonement of Blood: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    Winter, 670 AD. King Colg has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. Fidelma and her companion Eadulf are finally home for an extended stay, and have promised their son, Alch, that they'll be able to spend some time together after months of being on the road, investigating crimes. Fidelma and Eadulf are enjoying the feast when it is interrupted by the entrance of a religieux, who claims he has an important message for the King.

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    The Devil's Seal: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Devil's Seal: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    Ireland, AD 671. When a curious deputation of religieux arrive in Cashel, death follows close behind. Sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, seem unable to stem the bloodshed. Is one of the deputation responsible? What was the Venerable Verax, the scholar from Rome, hiding? Was there an evil secret behind the austere Bishop Arwald? Indeed, what was the real reason behind Eadulf's brother Egric's unexpected appearance at Cashel - could he be the culprit?

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    The Second Death: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland | Peter Tremayne

    The Second Death: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

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    Ireland, AD 671. It is the beginning of the summer season and the Kingdom of Muman is preparing to celebrate the Great Fair of Cashel. It is an extravagant nine days of contests, food, and endless entertainment. Circumstances have led Fidelma and Eadulf far and wide across the kingdom, and they have been absent from the Great Fair for many years. But for once they haven't been called away from Cashel, and are eager to enjoy the festivities - that is, until the last wagon in a group traveling to the fair catches on fire.

    Thank You Peter Tremayne!

    I have read every one of the books in this series and love them all. When I finished the last one, I hoped that Peter Tremayne would write another, a..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2016 by Lefurnari ()