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The House of Death (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 32)

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781472265401

Price: £20.99

ON SALE: 8th July 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

Sister Fidelma returns in THE HOUSE OF DEATH, the thirty-second Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE SHAPESHIFTER’S LAIR, BLOOD IN EDEN, and BLOODMOON. If you love Ellis Peters, you’ll be gripped by THE HOUSE OF DEATH and the Sister Fidelma series.

Ireland. AD 672.

The Feast of Beltaine is approaching and the seven senior princes of the kingdom of Muman are gathering at Cashel to discuss King Colgú’s policies. Just days before the council meets, Brother Conchobhar, the keeper of the sacred sword, is found murdered.

Sister Fidelma and her brother Colgú fear that the killer had been trying to steal the sword that symbolises the King’s authority to rule. And as rumours begin to spread of an attempt to overthrow Colgú, news reaches Cashel that a plague ship has landed at a nearby port, bringing the deadly pestilence to its shores. Amid fear and panic, Fidelma, Eadulf and Enda must work together to catch a killer as the death toll starts to mount…

What readers are saying about the Sister Fidelma series:

‘Tremayne is one of those very few historical mystery writers who can perplex and bewilder. He weaves the twisty plots into a complex historical narrative

A must-read for anyone looking for a good mystery

‘The characters are original, the settings are imaginative and true-to-life and the intricate plots form enough threads to keep you guessing at every turn’

Reviews

A challenging and unusual but deeply satisfying and enjoyable historical thriller
Booklist
The background detail is brilliantly defined...wonderfully evocative
The Times
Tremayne expertly incorporates historical and legal details of the time into the suspenseful plot. This impressive volume bodes well for future series entries
Publishers Weekly
Tremayne's super-sleuth is a vibrant creation, a woman of wit and courage who would stand out in any era, but brings a special sparkle to the wild beauty of medieval Ireland
Morgan Llywelyn
This is masterly storytelling from an author who breathes fascinating life into the world he is writing about
Belfast Telegraph
The detail of the books is fascinating, giving us a vivid picture of everyday life at this time...the most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland
Irish Examiner
One of the best cases for the complex, enchanting Fidelma
Kirkus Reviews