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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? Are the Ui Fidgente, the old blood enemies of Fidelma's family, involved? And what is the role of the mysterious dwarf seen leaving the kingdom carrying a leper's bell? With few clues and precious little time, Fidelma must unravel this complicated puzzle in time to rescue her missing child.

©2004 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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  • Kari
  • Basehor, KS, United States
  • 08-06-18

Absorbing Mystery

This is one of my favorite of Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma mysteries. The story is intriguing and the mystery is complicated enough to keep the reader guessing well into the book. Tremayne does a great job of weaving the political ideas and customs of a long-forgotten time into his story and brings late seventh century Ireland to life through his words. Caroline Lennon's narration is extremely well done. I highly recommend this book, as well as the entire series.

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crafty mystery

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

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  • Jennifer
  • Covington, GA, United States
  • 05-20-15

Best of the Sister Fedelma series so far!

Have you listened to any of Caroline Lennon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Caroline Lennon has narrated all Sister Fedelma's adventures and she is wonderful in her narration.

Any additional comments?

Finally, Fedelma learns something of humility.