Hemlock at Vespers
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Hemlock at Vespers

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Sister Fidelma originally made her debut in short story form. The red-haired, sharp-witted,and astonishingly wise religieuse captured the hearts of many readers as she successfully tackled the most baffling of crimes in her other role as advocate of the law courts of Ireland, using the ancient Brehon Law system. With its breathtaking range of settings and crimes and its fascinating insights into Celtic culture, HEMLOCK AT VESPERS is guaranteed to entertain and intrigue.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 104 x 176 x 36mm | 281.23g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747264325
  • 9780747264323
  • 238,623

About Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, an authority on the ancient Celts, who has used his knowledge of the Brehon law system and 7th-Century Irish society to create a new concept in detective fiction.show more

Review quote

Praise for previous novels:'The Sister Fidelma books give the readers a rattling good yarn. But more than that, they bring vividly and viscerally to life the fascinating lost world of the Celtic Irish. I put down The Spider's Web with a sense of satisfaction at a good story well told, but also speculating on what modern life might have been like had that civilisation survived' Ronan Bennett'sister Fidelma is fast becoming a world ambassador for ancient Irish culture' Irish Post'A heroine whom many readers will willingly follow' Kirkus Reviews;'A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing, difficult to put down' PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY; 'Definately an Ellis Peter competitor...the background detail is marvellous' EVENING STANDARD; A treasure trove of small gems for historical mystery fans * BOOKLIST * VALLEY OF THE SHADOW'Tremayne's discriminating sense of history distinguishing ever-finer conflicts...creates an equally complex mystery for history-mad readers with eyes as sharp as Fidelma's' Kikus Reviews This collection is an essential canonical text for Sister Fidelma acolytes * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * ACT OF MERCY'The background detail is brilliantly defined... Wonderfully evocative' The Times Peter Tremayne's collection of Celtic mysteries is an ideal introduction to Sister Fidelma; a beguiling figure... A girl with definite ideas and distinct authority; a girl for our times as much as for her own * HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW * HEMLOCK AT VESPERS'Peter Tremayne's collection of Celtic mysteries is an ideal introduction..to Sister Fidelma; a beguiling figure... A girl with definite ideas and distinct authority; a girl for our times as much as for her own' Historical Novels Review'This collection is an essential canonical text for Sister Fidelma acolytes' Publisher's Weekly'Fidelma's fans will welcome this first-ever collection, many stories of which are appearing here for the first time' Kirkus Reviews'A treasure trove of small gems for historical mystery fans' Booklist'A complex mesh of betrayals that also catch up the sleuth, exploiting both Fidelma's strengths and vulnerabilities' Kirkus Reviews'Beguiling' Peterborough Evening Telegraph Fidelma's fans will welcome this first-ever collection, many stories of which are appearing here for the first time... A complex mesh of betrayals that also catch up the sleuth, exploiting both Fidelma's strengths and vulnerabilities * KIRKUS REVIEWS *show more

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