The brilliant new Sister Fidelma mystery, set in Ancient Ireland.
Winter, 670 AD. King Colg has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. The gathering is interrupted by a religieux claiming that he has an important message for the King. Suddenly, the man, shouting 'Remember Liamuin!' stabs King Colg. The assassin is slain but Colg is on the verge of death.
Who is Liamuin? It is a female name, and the mystery deepens as Colg's court speculates who is behind the assassination attempt.
Colg's lawyer sister, Fidelma of Cashel, and her companion, Brother Eadulf are charged with solving the mystery. They must journey into the territory of their arch-enemies, the U Fidgente, uncover the evil secrets in the dark, brooding Abbey of Mungairit, and venture into the threatening mountain fastness ruled by a godless tyrant. Danger and violence are their constant companions until the final devastating revelation...
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
Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters - Historical Novels Review
The detail of the books is fascinating, giving us a vivid picture of everyday life at this time... the most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland - Irish Examiner
A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing - Publishers Weekly