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The Monk who Vanished (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 7): A twisted medieval tale set in 7th century Ireland

Peter Tremayne

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Historical fiction

The stunning seventh novel in Peter Tremayne's atmospheric Sister Fidelma series

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. Not only has an elderly monk suddenly disappeared, but the holy relics of St Ailbe have also vanished. These sacred relics are not just the concern of the abbey's community but are a priceless icon and political symbol of the entire kingdom. So who would have dared to take them

Sister Fidelma, together with Saxon Brother Eadulf, are asked to investigate. It seems there is more to the disappearances than meets the eye; much more. Fidelma gradually uncovers a sinister conspiracy, in which the participants will stop at nothing - even murder - to achieve their aims ...

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Praise for The Monk who Vanished (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 7): A twisted medieval tale set in 7th century Ireland

  • A clever plot, ingeniously resolved...the atmosphere of 7th century Ireland is so well recaptured that it becomes absolutely real. - SHOTS

  • 'A clever plot, ingeniously resolved...the atmosphere of 7th century Ireland is so well recaptured that it becomes absolutely real.' SHOTS

  • 'The background detail is brilliantly defined' The Times

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Peter Tremayne

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.

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