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Sister Fidelma is a detective. Fidelma is both a lawyer, or dalaigh, and Celtic religieuse. The Sister Fidelma stories are set in the middle of the 7th century, mainly in Ireland. They are historical whodunnits in the literary tradition of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and the Brother Cadfael mysteries by Ellis Peters.

 

Absolution By Murder

Sister Fidelma #1

by Peter Tremayne

In A.D. 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...


Shroud for the Archbishop

Sister Fidelma #2

by Peter Tremayne

Wighard, Archbishop designate of Canterbury, has been found dead, garrotted in his chambers in Rome's Lateran Palace in the autumn of A.D. 664.  His murderer seems apparent to all, since an Irish religieux...


Suffer Little Children

Sister Fidelma #3

by Peter Tremayne

Sister Fidelma returns in another spellbinding story of murder and intrigue in seventh-century Ireland--when the murder of a high cleric threatens to result in a bloody war between two of Ireland's kingdoms. In...


The Subtle Serpent

Sister Fidelma #4

by Peter Tremayne

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...


The Spider's Web

Sister Fidelma #5

by Peter Tremayne

In the spring of 666 A.D., 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....


Valley of the Shadow

Sister Fidelma #6

by Peter Tremayne

In Ireland of A.D. 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...


The Monk Who Vanished

Sister Fidelma #7

by Peter Tremayne

In September of 666 A.D., 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...


Act of Mercy

Sister Fidelma #8

by Peter Tremayne

In the late autumn of 666 A.D., 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...


Our Lady of Darkness

Sister Fidelma #9

by Peter Tremayne

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....


Hemlock at Vespers

Sister Fidelma #10

by Peter Tremayne

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...


Smoke in the Wind

Sister Fidelma #11

by Peter Tremayne

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...


The Haunted Abbot

Sister Fidelma #12

by Peter Tremayne

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...


Badger's Moon

Sister Fidelma #13

by Peter Tremayne

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,...


Whispers of the Dead

Sister Fidelma #14

by Peter Tremayne

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...


The Leper's Bell

Sister Fidelma #15

by Peter Tremayne

In November of 667 A.D., 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,...


Master of Souls

Sister Fidelma #16

by Peter Tremayne

In January of 668 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the king of Muman, an advocate of the Brehon law courts and a religieuse in the Celtic Church - is called to investigate the brutal murder of Abbess Faife...


A Prayer for the Damned

Sister Fidelma #17

by Peter Tremayne

In February of 668 A.D., 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,...


Dancing with Demons

Sister Fidelma #18

by Peter Tremayne

"Tremayne writes so authentically about this remote time period that readers will feel they are there in every way...a delight!" -- Library Journal (starred review) on Master of Souls "The action is tense and...


The Council of the Cursed

Sister Fidelma #19

by Peter Tremayne

In 670 A.D. 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...


The Dove of Death

Sister Fidelma #20

by Peter Tremayne

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...


The Chalice of Blood

Sister Fidelma #21

by Peter Tremayne

"If there is anyone who has emerged from the crowded field of medieval mysteries to take the place of the late Ellis Peters, it is Peter Tremayne." --Denver Post on Master of Souls

Ireland AD 670: When an eminent...


Behold a Pale Horse

Sister Fidelma #22

by Peter Tremayne

A perplexing case of murder and conspiracy in the pagan wilds of Northern Italy

In 664 A.D., just after the events detailed in Shroud for the Archbishop, Fidelma of Cashel takes a unexpected detour on her trip...


The Seventh Trumpet

Sister Fidelma #23

by Peter Tremayne

When a murdered corpse of an unknown young noble is discovered, Fidelma of Cashel is brought in to investigate, in Peter Tremayne's The Seventh Trumpet

Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble...


Atonement of Blood

Sister Fidelma #24

by Peter Tremayne

Winter, 670 AD. King Colgú 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, Alchú,...


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