The House of Death
by Peter Tremayne

Sister Fidelma returns in the thirty-second Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne.

Ireland. AD 672. The Feast of Beltaine is approaching and the seven senior princes of the kingdom of Muman are gathering at Cashel to discuss King Colgú’s policies. Just days before the council meets, Brother Conchobhar, the keeper of the sacred sword, is found murdered.

Sister Fidelma and her brother Colgú fear that the killer had been trying to steal the sword that symbolises the King’s authority to rule. And as rumours begin to spread of an attempt to overthrow Colgú, news reaches Cashel that a plague ship has landed at a nearby port, bringing the deadly pestilence to its shores. Amid fear and panic, Fidelma, Eadulf and Enda must work together to catch a killer as the death toll starts to mount . . .


“Tremayne expertly incorporates historical and legal details of the time into the suspenseful plot. This impressive volume bodes well for future series entries”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Shapeshifter's Lair

“Fans of ancient history, myths, and swashbuckling adventures are likely to enjoy this tale set in seventh-century Ireland ... this is a challenging and unusual but deeply satisfying and enjoyable historical thriller”

Booklist on The Shapeshifter's Lair

“One of the best cases for the complex, enchanting Fidelma”

Kirkus Reviews on The Shapeshifter's Lair

“Superb ... Tremayne does a masterful job of integrating the religious and political history of medieval Ireland into a superior whodunit”

Booklist on Blood in Eden

“Gripping ... series fans won’t be disappointed”

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Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is the pseudonym of a well-known authority on the ancient Celts who has utilised his knowledge of the Brehon law system and seventh-century Irish society to create a new concept in detective fiction. He is the author of thirty previous mysteries featuring Sister Fidelma.

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The House of Death by Peter Tremayne is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483056747th September 2021N/A320$14.99
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