Laws in Conflict
by Cora Harrison

“Harrison, like Peter Tremayne in his Sister Fidelma series, provides a superior brand of historical mystery” Booklist

February, 1512. Mara, Brehon of the Burren, judge and lawgiver, has been invited, along with her pupils, to the magnificent and imposing city state of Galway, which is ruled by English laws and operates under a royal charter originally granted by Richard III.

While in the city, Mara and her students sit in on a hearing for a man from the Burren who has been caught stealing a meat pie. He cannot speak English and has no means to defend himself, but the penalty for such a theft is death. Can Mara use her legal knowledge to save the poor man’s life?

However, events in the city take a dramatic turn when the mayor’s son is charged with a heinous crime. Mara is sure there is more to the case than meets the eye and sets out prove his innocence, before he too is sent to the hangman’s noose …

Reviews

Harrison's immensely satisfying eighth legal mystery (after Deed of Murder) is imbued with vibrant details

Library Journal

Harrison adroitly introduces her impressive knowledge of the period into a suspenseful plot that also involves murder

Publishers Weekly

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

Laws in Conflict by Cora Harrison is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788178631st May 2012145 X 223mm192£20.99
Hardback97807278817861st September 2012145 X 223mm192$28.99
Paperback978184751434928th February 2013139 X 215mm192£12.99
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