Peter Berresford Ellis, geb. 1943, ist ein britischer Historiker und Autor von Sachbüchern und Biografien. Unter dem Pseudonym Peter Tremayne hat er eine umfangreiche Reihe historischer Krimis verfasst und Fantasy/Horror.
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In the mid-7th Century AD, the Venerable Dacán, a much respected and beloved scholar of the Celtic Church, has been found murdered while on a visit to a remote abbey in the Irish Kingdom of Muman. When Dacán’s foul death is used by a neighbouring kingdom to demand reparation from Muman, bloody war seems imminent. Summoned by Muman’s dying king to investigate, Sister Fidelma is asked to solve the mystery of the brutal killing and by doing so to prevent the inevitable war breaking out between the two opposing kingdoms. She sets out for the remote abbey with a warrior named Cass – and very little time.
Band 3 der Serie. “The Irish, unlike the English have always shown a much greater respect and admiration for their womenfolk and this is why, even in an age when most countries treated women with little or no regard, other than for breeding an heir, that Sister Fidelma has risen to the position that she now holds. Although she is the sister of a king, this has little or no bearing on her ability to command respect.” (Leserin) (24 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
A headless female corpse is found in the drinking well of a remote abbey in south-west Ireland. One hand clasps a crucifix; tied to the other arm is a pagan death symbol… A merchant ship is encountered under full sail on the high seas off the Irish coast. But the crew and cargo have vanished – as if by sorcery… Whose is the body in the well? Where is the crew of the vessel? Are these bizarre events connected? And if so, who is responsible?The year is AD 666, and Sister Fidelma of Kildare, advocate of the Brehon law courts, must follow a trail of clues and investigate a host of enigmatic suspects to unravel the puzzle.
Band 4 der Serie. “The Irish, unlike the English have always shown a much greater respect and admiration for their womenfolk and this is why, even in an age when most countries treated women with little or no regard, other than for breeding an heir, that Sister Fidelma has risen to the position that she now holds. Although she is the sister of a king, this has little or no bearing on her ability to command respect.” (Leserin) (24 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
Sister Fidelma has been sent by her brother, king of Cashel, to Laisre, chieftain of Gleann Geis – the ‚forbidden valley‘ – to negotiate permission to build a Christian church and school in his territory, replacing the pagan Druidic sanctuaries. Laisre is known to be hostile to the new religion, and Fidelma knows her mission will be no easy task. Entering Gleann Geis with the Saxon Brother Eadulf, she comes across the naked, slain bodies of thirty-three young men, positioned in a sunwise circle.
Band 6 der Serie. “Another excellent sojourn into Ireland’s colourful past told with great Celtic charisma and in a way that brings to mind people gathered around a campfire totally committed to the teller of tales.” (Leser) (20 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
The Abbey of Imleach, in the south-west Irish kingdom of Muman, now rivals Armagh as the centre of the faith in Ireland. For the founder of the abbey was none other than St Ailbe, the man who brought Christianity to Muman, converted its king and baptised him at Cashel in AD448. But now, calamity has struck the community of the abbey.
Band 7 der Serie. “This story is I believe one of his best as the secrecy and mystery surrounding the murders that occur makes this story truly life-like.” (Leser) (22 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 388 Seiten noch günstig?
When Sister Fidelma sets out on a pilgrimage in the autumn of AD 666, her main preoccupation is to reflect on her commitment to the religious life and her relationship with the Saxon monk, Eadulf, whom she has left behind. Complications arise during the first night on the ship when one of the pilgrims is apparently washed overboard. The discovery of a blood-stained robe raises the question of murder and Fidelma finds herself having to focus all her abilities on solving the mystery.
Band 8 der Serie. “Peter Tremayne has once again succeeded in creating a marvellous murder mystery, whilst at the same time faithfully recreating seventh century Irish society.” (Leser) (20 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 388 Seiten noch günstig?
Sister Fidelma and her companion Brother Eadulf are on their way to visit the new Archbishop of Canterbury, when their ship is blown off course and they land on the coast of the Welsh kingdom of Dyfed.
Band 11 der Serie. “Wonderful, convoluted reads. Keeps you guessing ‚who dunit‘.” (Leser) (32 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 388 Seiten noch günstig?
AD 670. An Irish merchant ship is attacked by a pirate vessel off the coast of the Breton peninsular. Murchad, the captain, and a prince from the kingdom of Muman, are killed in cold blood after they have surrendered. Among the other passengers who manage to escape the slaughter are Sister Fidelma of Cashel and her faithful companion, Brother Eadulf. The prince was Fidelma’s cousin and she is determined to bring the killers to justice…
Band 20 der Serie. “The story line focuses on Fidelma’s investigation, but the audience also observes the problems the Irish religious orders have with the new Rule of Benedict that demanded rigid sexual abstinence; as that dictum went against several centuries of tradition.” (Leser) (37 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 452 Seiten noch günstig?
AD 664: Sister Fidelma finds herself in the seaport of Genua, en route from Rome back to her native Cashel. Her old teacher, Brother Ruadán, lies dying in the abbey of Bobium – an isolated abbey in a disturbed country where even the Christians are in bloody conflict with one another and the worship of the pagan gods often prevails. Fidelma is determined to see Brother Ruadán before he dies.
Band 22 der Serie. “This book does not follow the chronological order of the rest of this series, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from reading it. It was a nice change to pull the central character away from where she was at the end of the last novel.” (Leser) (46 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 385 Seiten noch günstig?