Peter Tremayne's fiction titles include "Hemlock at Vespers", "Act of Mercy", "Our Lady of Darkness" and "Smoke in the Wind".
Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of a well-known authority on the ancient Celts, who has utilised his knowledge of the Brehon law system and 7th-Century Irish society to create a new concept in detective fiction.
Fidelma of Cashel and Brother Eadulf travel to Aldred's Abbey at the request of Eadulf's friend. Unfortunately, they find the man murdered and the abbey haunted. A solid historical series, set in seventh-century Britain. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
HEMLOCK AT VESPERS 'This collection is an essential canonical text for Sister Fidelma acolytes' Publisher's Weekly 'Fidelma's fans will welcome this first-ever collection, many stories of which are appearing here for the first time' Kirkus Reviews 'A treasure trove of small gems for historical mystery fans' Booklist 'A complex mesh of betrayals that also catch up the sleuth, exploiting both Fidelma's strengths and vulnerabilities' Kirkus Reviews 'Beguiling' Peterborough Evening Telegraph ACT OF MERCY 'wonderfully evocative' The Times VALLEY OF THE SHADOW 'Tremayne's discriminating sense of history distinguishing ever-finer conflicts...creates an equally complex mystery for history-mad readers with eyes as sharp as Fidelma's' Kikus Reviews Praise for previous novels: 'The Sister Fidelma books give the readers a rattling good yarn. But more than that, they bring vividly and viscerally to life the fascinating lost world of the Celtic Irish. I put down The Spider's Web with a sense of satisfaction at a good story well told, but also speculating on what modern life might have been like had that civilisation survived' Ronan Bennett 'A heroine whom many readers will willingly follow' Kirkus Reviews; 'A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing, difficult to put down' PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY; 'Definitely an Ellis Peter competitor...the background detail is marvellous' EVENING STANDARD;
In Peter Tremayne's The Haunted Abbot: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland, the 12th in this British historian's reliably entertaining Sister Fidelma series, foul play is afoot at Aldred's Abbey during the Yule season. Fidelma of Cashel and Brother Eadulf must solve the murder of a childhood friend of Eadulf's-and lay to rest the ghost of a young woman that haunts the abbey. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.