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THE DOVE OF DEATH
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical
“Peter Tremayne” is the pseudonym of Peter Berr-esford Ellis, a renowned Celtic scholar. His series starring 7th-century Irish Sister Fidelma of Cashel and her now-husband Brother Eadulf are among the most authentically written mysteries being published. The mystery, historical details and sharply written personalities combine seamlessly.
Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are married, not unusual in 7th-century Ireland where the concept of celibacy was controversial. In 670 A.D., an Irish merchant ship is attacked by pirates off the coast of Breton. Fidelma and Eadulf survive, but the ship’s captain and a prince from the Irish Kingdom of Muman are killed after they surrender. Fidelma is sister to the King of Muman and the murdered prince was her cousin. She is determined to bring the killers to justice, but the only clue is a dove on the sail of the attacking ship. She must find the man called the Dove of Death and make him pay for her cousin’s death. (MINOTAUR, Nov., 384 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed By: Page Traynor
Published: November 2010