THE DEVIL'S SEAL is the twenty-fifth gripping mystery in Peter Tremayne's much-loved series featuring 7th-century Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma
Sister Fidelma must call on all her deductive powers when religious gathering spills over into murder . . .
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the twenty-fifth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of ATONEMENT OF BLOOD, THE SEVENTH TRUMPET and many more.
PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters' Historical Novels Review, 'The most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland' Irish Examiner
Ireland, AD 671. When a curious deputation of religieux arrive in Cashel, death follows close behind. Sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, seem unable to stem the bloodshed.
Is one of the deputation responsible? What was the Venerable Verax, the scholar from Rome, hiding? Was there an evil secret behind the austere Bishop Arwald? Indeed, what was the real reason behind Eadulf's brother Egric's unexpected appearance at Cashel - could he be the culprit?
Victims and suspects combine to make a tangled skein of mystery more complex and bloody than Fidelma and Eadulf have ever faced.
What readers are saying about THE DEVIL'S SEAL:
'Outstanding. Once started, this compelling story cannot be put down'
'Excitement from start to finish. Well researched, contrived and written'
'A fascinating and exciting plot. A devilish great mystery!'
The background detail is brilliantly defined...wonderfully evocative - The Times
A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing, difficult to put down - Publishers' Weekly
Definitely an Ellis Peter competitor...the background detail is marvellous - Evening Standard
Tremayne's super-sleuth is a vibrant creation, a woman of wit and courage who would stand out in any era, but brings a special sparkle to the wild beauty of medieval Ireland - Morgan Llywelyn
Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of a well-known authority on the ancient Celts, who has utilised his knowledge of the Brehon law system and 7th-Century Irish society to create a new concept in detective fiction. The Sister Fidelma series has now been published to great acclaim for over twenty years.