The Subtle Serpent by Peter Tremayne
A Celtic Mystery (Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

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. En route, she encounters a Gaulish merchant ship under full sail off the Irish coast--one whose crew and cargo have vanished without a trace. Faced with a tense local situation, Fidelma must discover first the identity of the body in the well and uncover who was responsible, then find out what happened to the missing crew of the adrift merchant ship, and, finally, determine how these bizarre events are connected. For these events are more than simply disturbing--the peace of the entire kingdom rests upon their solution.
 

About Peter Tremayne

See more books from this Author
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 May 15, 1998 by Minotaur Books. 296 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Reader Rating for The Subtle Serpent
94%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 9 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×