An exciting short story in Peter Tremayne's long-standing and much-loved series featuring 7th-century Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma
From Peter Tremayne, highly acclaimed author of THE DEVIL'S SEAL and THE SECOND DEATH, comes a digital short story featuring much-loved Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma.
PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: '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' Ronan Bennett
When Sister Fidelma arrives at the great Abbey of Durrow on a visit to her old mentor Abbot Laisran, she finds the community reeling from an act of murder.
One of their membership, Brother Sioda, has been discovered in his cell with multiple stab wounds to the heart. Everyone is certain that the eccentric Sister Scathach, who foretold the event through whisperings from the Otherworld, is responsible.
But Sister Fidelma could never accept such an explanation. For sometimes it is the simplest solutions that hide the most unexpected truths . . .
*Contains an extract from THE SECOND DEATH, Peter Tremayne's 26th mystery featuring Sister Fidelma*
What readers are saying about THE SPITEFUL SHADOW:
'Contains all the elements expected of a Sister Fidelma mystery. Sharp and to the point. Excellent'
'I never tire of reading about Sister Fidelma's adventures'
'Gripping from beginning to end'
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
This is masterly storytelling from an author who breathes fascinating life into the world he is writing about - Belfast Telegraph
The detail of the books is fascinating, giving us a vivid picture of everyday life at theis time...the most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland - Irish Examiner
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.