The Shapeshifter’s Lair
by Peter Tremayne
Sister Fidelma returns in the thirty-first Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne.
Ireland. AD 672. The body of a dead man has been found on a lonely mountain road and taken to the isolated abbey of Gleann Da Loch for a proper burial. The abbot quickly identifies him as Brehon Brocc, who had been travelling to the abbey on a secret mission with Princess Gelgeis and her steward. When news reaches Colgu, King of Muman, that his betrothed, Princess Gelgeis, has disappeared, Fidelma with her trusted companions, Eadulf and Enda, enter the hostile Kingdom of Laigin in search of the truth.
But one death is quickly followed by another and warnings of demonic shapeshifters and evil lurking in the mountains must be taken seriously. Are there really brigands stealing gold and silver from the ancient mines? And are rumours of a war between the Kingdoms of Laigin and Muman to be believed? As Fidelma searches for answers, she must do everything in her power to avoid danger and death in a land where no one is to be trusted . . .
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“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
“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”
“One of the best cases for the complex, enchanting Fidelma”
“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”
Publishers Weekly on Blood in Eden
“Tremayne does a good job immersing readers in an unfamiliar world”
Publishers Weekly on Bloodmoon
“Both plausible and satisfying ... Tremayne effectively explores the era’s religious schisms”
Publishers Weekly on Night of the Lightbringer
The Shapeshifter’s Lair by Peter Tremayne is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727889645||1st September 2020||147 X 222mm||352||$28.99|
|Ebook||9781448304547||1st September 2020||N/A||352||$10.99|
|Paperback||9781780297323||26th July 2021||155 X 190mm||352||$17.95|
The Sister Fidelma Mystery Series