Master of Souls by Peter Tremayne
A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel)

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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 and the mysterious disappearance of six young female religieuse accompanying  her on a short pilgrimage away from her abbey. When Sister Fidelma and her husband,  Brother Eadulf, arrive they find that there has been another death under mysterious circumstances, one of the senior scholars of the abbey has been bludgeoned to death. These two seemingly unrelated deaths - and the further mysteries of the trade ship lured to its doom on the rocky western shore of Ireland and the rumored figure of "The Master of Souls" wrecking havoc and raising rebellion - combine to create on the the most perplexing mysteries ever faced by the redoubtable Fidelma.

About Peter Tremayne

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PETER TREMAYNE is a pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, a renowned scholar who has written extensively on the ancient Celts and the Irish. As Tremayne, he is best known for his stories and novels featuring Fidelma of Cashel. He lives in London.
Published October 2, 2007 by Minotaur Books. 324 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tremayne's latest medieval outrage is the murder of an abbess and the disappearance of six women accompanying her on a pilgrimage.

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Set in A.D. 668, the pseudonymous Tremayne's pitch-perfect 16th mystery to feature Fidelma of Cashel (after 2005's The Leper's Bell ) takes some diver

Sep 25 2006 | Read Full Review of Master of Souls: A Mystery of...

Grasping For The Wind

Tremayne, the fiction pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis, noted author and Celtic scholar, has once again entered the world of 7th century Ireland and taken up the character of Sister Fidelma, sister to the king of Muman and noted lawyer.

Nov 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Master of Souls: A Mystery of...

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