Murder in the Cathedral
by Cora Harrison

The Reverend Mother’s investigative skills are called into action again when one of her young pupils is found murdered at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

“This series ranks near the top among mysteries with a religious lead” –Publishers Weekly Starred Review

1920s. Cork, Ireland. The Reverend Mother’s Christmas Day festivities are shattered when the protestant bishop of Cork arrives at the convent with terrible news: one of the Reverend Mother’s pupils, the troublesome seven-year-old Edna O’Sullivan, has been found murdered in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Furthermore, the cathedral’s archdeacon, Dr Hearn, is also dead after succumbing to a suspected heart attack in the middle of a service.

When it is revealed that both Edna and the archdeacon were poisoned, the Reverend Mother is drawn into another puzzling mystery. Was the boy used as part of an elaborate plot to murder the archdeacon? And if so, why was he willing to risk his life to do so? As she investigates, the Reverend Mother makes a series of disturbing and intriguing discoveries. Can she uncover the truth behind these heinous crimes?


“Excellent . . . The pacing, clueing, and characterizations are all top-notch. Father Brown fans will be in heaven”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Murder in an Orchard Cemetery

“A leisurely paced mystery with roots in the history and culture of Cork. It’s a treat for Irish history buffs who follow the series”

Library Journal on Murder in an Orchard Cemetery

“A historically interesting mystery with a wise, empathetic sleuth and a shocking denouement”

Kirkus Reviews on Murder in an Orchard Cemetery

“Harrison adroitly combines the Reverend Mother's clever investigation with a sympathetic portrayal of the plight of Cork's poor. Fans of historical puzzle mysteries will be delighted”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Death of a Prominent Citizen

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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Murder in the Cathedral by Cora Harrison is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278505226th September 2022145 X 223mm224$29.99
Hardback97807278505226th September 2022145 X 223mm224£20.99
Ebook97814483076096th September 2022N/A240$14.99
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