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    Peter Tremayne
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    0451209087
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    Signet (June 3, 2003)
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All of Peter Tremayne's books on Sister Fidelma are outstanding. Act of Mercy", originally published in 1999, is the 8th in Peter Tremayne's (pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis) Sister Fidelma mysteries.

All of Peter Tremayne's books on Sister Fidelma are outstanding. I don't read much fiction, but he incorporates enough historical information to make his stories very good. The books starts off with the author's Historical Note, which is very interesting. Before the Vatican crushed the last vestiges of egalitarianism in the church, the Irish still allowed women rights under law.

Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the eighth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE MONK WHO VANISHED, VALLEY OF THE . Books related to Act of Mercy (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 8). Skip this list.

Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the eighth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE MONK WHO VANISHED, VALLEY OF THE SHADOW and many more. PRAISE FOR ACT OF MERCY: 'Wonderfully evocative' The Times. 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.

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis, a prominent authority on the ancient Celts. As Tremayne, he is the author of nine books featuring Sister Fidelma, most recently The Monk Who Vanished. Библиографические данные. Act of Mercy: A Celtic Mystery Mysteries of Ancient Ireland (Том 8).

By peter tremayne and featuring. Our Lady of Darkness. Fifteen Sister Fidelma Mysteries. Absolution by Murder. St. Martin’s Minotaur.

A departure from the other mysteries as Sister Fidelma is without the monk to help her solve the crime and she is undergoing a crisis of faith and trying to figure out her feelings for the monk.

The Sister Fidelma mysteries are a series of historical mystery novels and short stories by Peter Tremayne (pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis) about a fictional detective who is the eponymous heroine of a series. Fidelma is both a dalaigh (an advocate in the courts of the Five Kingdoms of Éireann), and Celtic nun (Ellis uses the French term "réligieuse").

Mysteries of Ancient Ireland. Peter Tremayne1 de noviembre de 2001. Vendido por Minotaur Books. Libro 8. Sister Fidelma-an Eognacht princess and sister to the king of Cashel, a religieuse of the Celtic Church and an advocate of the Brehornn court-is one of the most interesting and compelling figures in contemporary mystery fiction. In this collection of short mysteries, Tremayne fills in many of the background details of Fidelma and seventh-century Ireland not found in the novels, and weaves his always-beguiling mix of history and mystery. An Ensuing Evil and Others: Fourteen Historical Mysteries.

Tremayne Peter Читать онлайн Act of Mercy. It is true that the Abbot’s messenger found me in Colla’s tavern last night and booked your passage.

Peter Tremayne Act of Mercy I will rejoice and be glad in Thy mercy for Thou hast seen my affliction and hast cared for me in my disaster. 7 Chapter One Ardmore Bay, on the Irish south coast, mid-October, . Читать онлайн Act of Mercy. I will rejoice and be glad in Thy mercy for Thou hast seen my affliction and hast cared for me in my disaster. It strikes me that you are an odd sort of religieuse, Sister.

Act of Mercy: A Celtic Mystery. In the late autumn of 666 . Fidelma of Cashel - an advocate of the Brehon Courts, sister to the King of Cashel, and religieuse of the Celtic Church is at a crossroads. Needing to reflect upon her commitment to the religious life and her relationship to the Saxon monk Eadulf, she leaves Eadulf behind and joins a small band sailing from Ireland on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. James in modern-day Spain.

During a pilgrimage from Ireland to the Shrine of St. James in Spain, a pilgrim disappears overboard, leaving a blood-stained robe behind, and Fidelma of Cashel sets out to uncover the truth before the ship reaches the shrine and the killer can vanish forever. Reprint.

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Act of Mercy is the eight novel in the Sister Fidelma series. Sister Fidelma of Cashel, a town in Ireland, lived in the seventh century A.D. Although most of Europe was suffering the Dark Ages, Ireland was a progressive land where gender discrimination was rare. In Ireland any citizen could aspire to any profession. Sister is a very talented and accomplished woman. Fidelma has a graduate education where she earned the degree of anruth, similar to a masters degree today. Fidelma works as a dalaigh, an advocate in the courts. As an advocate she investigates problems and crimes and advises both church and civil authorities. A dalaigh may prosecute, defend, or even serve as judge in a criminal proceeding. Fidelma is a strong independent woman.

This story is set almost entirely on a voyage to a pilgrimage. Sister Fidelma begins a "retreat" to a shrine of Saint James in Iberia. Sister feels she needs the retreat to sort out her feelings toward her vocation and her life.

Shortly after departure of the pilgrims, Sister Muirgel, disappears and a bloodstained robe is found in her cabin. Under the authority of the ship's captain, Murchad, Fidelma investigates the mystery.

Sister's investigation faces great difficulties. Is there a murder or suicide, how can one be certain without Muirgel's body? Her fellow passengers seem to resent Fidelma's questions and doubt her authority. She receives shallow and sarcastic answers. What happened to Sister Muirgel? Is Muirgel dead? Did she fall overboard? Did someone push Muirgel overboard?

Her passengers provide little clue to the mystery. Is Sister Crella, Muirgel's cousin and best friend involved? Is Brother Cian, Fidelma's former lover, who recently split with Muirgel part of the mystery? Is it young Brother Guss, Muirgel's most recent lover? Possibly Sister Ainder was involved. Ainder considered Muirgel to have lose morals and a danger to the spiritually of the abbey. Maybe Brother Tola, who quickly dismisses Fidelma as inferior because she is female. Even Sister Gorman, who Ainder believes to be saintly, could be a suspect. All the passengers had motive and opportunity.

The voyage itself is very authentic. The navigation and the description of sailing tasks by the crew seem very real. During a storm scene, I could feel the motion of the ship, the rise and fall, the sliding, the feeling of uncontrolled motion.

The characters are entertaining. Sister Ainder and Brother Tola are strict conservatives that judge Fidelma as not sufficiently religious. Sister Crella is very protective of her relationship with Muirgel and becomes suspicions of Fidelma.

One character, Brother Cian, is a surprise to Fidelma. Ten years ago, Cian was Fidelma's lover. He keeps Sister off balance and stimulates her daydreams. Fidelma relives the pain of her lost love, which challenges her maturity and reaction to men.

This is a good story with non stop nautical action and an intriguing mystery. It is a joy to observe Fidelma stubbornly seek the truth.
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All of Peter Tremayne's books on Sister Fidelma are outstanding. I don't read much fiction, but he incorporates enough historical information to make his stories very good. Usually I finish the books in two sittings as I don't want to put them down until I have found who the murderer (s) was.
bass
Love the historical and social back ground of these stories. they are well written and very well reached hope to read more by this Auther
interactive man
A great read
Centrizius
I love the Sister Fidelma series and have read many of them. The book was also in good shape. Who cares if someone read it before?
Thetahuginn
As always Peter Tremayne writes a great story.
Winail
I like reading old time mystery. Sister Fidelma is my new favorite besides Sherlock Holme and Hercule Poirot.
Sister Fidelma of Cashel is joining a pilgrimage. The Ge Ghuirainn, "Barnacle Goose" in English, sails from Ireland to land on the northern coast of Iberia (Spain) at the Tower of Hercules lighthouse. From there, the pilgrims, Fidelma and 12 religieux from another house, plan to go overland to visit the Shrine of St. James.

It is October, the year of our Lord 666. The passengers gather for lunch on their first day on the sea, and Captain Murchad joins them to explain the procedures if they encounter a storm. All candles, for example, must be extinguished so a fallen flame doesn't make the situation worse by starting a fire. Sister Ainder asks him, "How likely is it that we will encounter a storm?"
" 'A fifty-fifty chance,' admitted Murchad. 'But don't worry. I have never lost a pilgrim ship yet, nor even a single pilgrim in a storm.' "

Famous last words. Though it is not the fault of the storm that death follows the pilgrimage.

"Act of Mercy", originally published in 1999, is the 8th in Peter Tremayne's (pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis) Sister Fidelma mysteries. The books starts off with the author's Historical Note, which is very interesting. Before the Vatican crushed the last vestiges of egalitarianism in the church, the Irish still allowed women rights under law. They could even hold important offices, and Fidelma is a dalaigh, an "advocate of the Irish law courts."

The book includes a map which shows Fidelma's home, Cashel, in East central Ireland.
Trivia: The Tower of Hercules is a very real lighthouse, built in the 2nd century by the Romans. Refurbished in 1791, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tremayne is a good story-teller. The murder plotting is good, not spectacular, and the characters are nicely drawn.

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