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 …


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 turned to writing historical fiction after she retired from teaching to live on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland. As well as the Reverend Mother series, she is the author of the ‘Mara’ series of Celtic mysteries, set in sixteenth-century Ireland, and the new Gaslight mystery series set in Victorian

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

Hardback978072788178631st May 2012145 X 223mm192£21.99
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