A Fatal Inheritance
by Cora Harrison

Mara, Brehon of the Burren, must battle superstitious beliefs and fears as she sets out to solve a brutal murder.

When a woman’s body is discovered, strangled and bound with rope to the stone torso of Fár Breige, the ancient stone god which stands sentinel above the haunted caves and ancient fortifications of the Atlantic cliffs, the locals believe it was the god who killed her.

In life, Clodagh O’Lochlainn had been a disgrace to her clan, tormenting her former priestly lover, jeering at her husband, robbing her relatives: but could she really have been slaughtered by a vengeful god, as the local population believes? Abandoning preparations for the celebration of her fiftieth birthday, Mara, Brehon of the Burren, with the assistance of Fachtnan and her scholars, takes up the task of solving the murder. Ignoring the ancient legends, she concentrates instead on bringing a mortal killer to justice. But it’s only when Fachtnan’s small daughter is lost in the labyrinth of passages among the caves that the horrifying truth begins to emerge.

Reviews

“This is a terrific read for anyone wanting immersion in another time and place.”

Sarah Johnson, Historical Novel Society

“Harrison's excellent Burren Mystery series continues to showcase the enlightened legal system of medieval Ireland and the elevated position occupied by educated women in that system”

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Cora Harrison

Cora Harrison has written over 50 book for adults and children, including the Burren mysteries. She lives near the Burren in the west of Ireland.coraharrison.com

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Editions

A Fatal Inheritance by Cora Harrison is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788566126th November 2015142 X 224mm224£20.99
Hardback97807278856611st March 2016142 X 224mm224$28.99
Paperback978184751675630th September 2016140 X 215mm208£12.99
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