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Peter Tremayne

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Peter Tremayne is the fiction writing pseudonym of the Celtic scholar and author Peter Berresford Ellis, who was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England on March 10, 1943. Even though he received a BA and an MA in Celtic Studies, he decided to become a journalist and worked at numerous weekly visa mer newspapers throughout England and Ireland. In 1968, he published is first book, Wales: A Nation Again, about the Welsh struggle for political independence. He became a full-time writer in 1975 and has published over 90 books under his own name and the pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. One of his best known works under his real name is The Cornish Language and its Literature, which is considered the definitive history of the language. In 1988, he received an Irish Post Award in recognition of his services to Irish historical studies. Under the pseudonym Peter Tremayne, he writes the Sister Fidelma Mystery series. He received the French Prix Historia for the best historical mystery novel of 2010 for Le Concile des Maudits (The Council of the Cursed). (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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The Monk Who Vanished (1999) 441 exemplar
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Our Lady of Darkness (2000) 348 exemplar
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The Leper's Bell (2004) 317 exemplar
Master of Souls (2005) 281 exemplar
A Prayer for the Damned (2006) 263 exemplar
Whispers of the Dead (2004) 251 exemplar
Dancing with Demons (2007) 226 exemplar
The Council of the Cursed (2008) 204 exemplar
Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (1992) 179 exemplar
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The Seventh Trumpet (2012) 110 exemplar
Atonement of Blood (2013) 103 exemplar
A Dictionary of Irish Mythology (1987) 101 exemplar
An Ensuing Evil and Others (2005) 101 exemplar
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The Second Death (2015) 71 exemplar
James Connolly: Selected Writings (1973) — Redaktör; Inledning — 62 exemplar
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Celtic Dawn (1993) 16 exemplar
Zombie! (1981) 15 exemplar
Trollnight (1987) 15 exemplar
The Vengeance of She (1978) 15 exemplar
The Curse of Loch Ness (1979) 15 exemplar
The Lair of the White Fox (2016) 14 exemplar
The Return of Raffles (1981) 12 exemplar
Cornish Saints (1992) 12 exemplar
Death of a Heretic (2022) 12 exemplar
Kiss of the Cobra (1984) 10 exemplar
My Lady of Hy-Brasil (1987) 9 exemplar
Wales: A Nation Again (1968) 9 exemplar
The Morgow Rises! (1982) 9 exemplar
The Windsor Protocol (1992) 9 exemplar
Swamp (1985) 9 exemplar
The Shadow of Mr Vivian (2014) 9 exemplar
Snowbeast! (1983) 8 exemplar
Nicor! (1987) 8 exemplar
Celtic Whodunnits 7 exemplar
Airship (1984) 7 exemplar
The Judas Battalion (1983) 7 exemplar
Angelus! (1985) 6 exemplar
Hemlock at Vespers: Vol 2 (2001) 6 exemplar
Wondersmith (1979) 5 exemplar
Hemlock at Vespers: Vol 1 (2001) 5 exemplar
Hound of Frankenstein (1977) 4 exemplar
The Spiteful Shadow (2015) 3 exemplar
The Confession (1985) 3 exemplar
Ants (1987) 2 exemplar
The Valkyrie Directive (2017) 2 exemplar
Valkyrie Directive (1989) 2 exemplar
Snow Beast! 2 exemplar
Kitchener's Gold (1986) 2 exemplar
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Absolución por asesinato
Peter Tremayne
Publicado: 1994 | 221 páginas
Novela Histórico Intriga
Serie: Sor Fidelma #1

Durante el sínodo de Whitby, en el año 664 d. C., la Iglesia romana y la Iglesia celta se encuentran más enfrentadas que nunca. De hecho, estamos ante lo que puede llegar a ser una guerra de religiones en la Europa de las edades oscuras.

En ese ambiente, entre sacerdotes, doctores y reyes, empiezan a aparecer cadáveres brutalmente asesinados.

Entre sospechas y recelos, se encomienda la investigación a una monja de obediencia celta especialista en derecho, sor Fidelma, pero se le asigna como colaborador a un sajón perteneciente a la Iglesia romana, Eadulf, de quien se desconocen las intenciones. Mientras, a las puertas de la abadía la peste hace estragos y se prepara una conspiración contra el rey de Northumbria.… (mer)
libreriarofer | 30 andra recensioner | Nov 4, 2023 |
For anyone not reading the series in order, there is a mild spoiler below.

Fidelma, now Eadulf's ben cahrrthach, accompanies him to his Saxon homelands to Aldred's Abbey, where Eadulf has received an urgent summons from his old friend Brother Botulf. While warned that the abbey is home to great evil, they journey through perilous weather to arrive at the abbey only to find Botfulf dead and the abbot in charge to be a tyrannical misogynist.

The first half might be more aptly called a "Brother Eadulf" mystery than a Sister Fildema mystery, and some may find that more pleasing than others. Sadly, given than readers have waited eleven prior installments for Fidelma and Eadulf to be more than companions, this book does little to develop their relationship (one might argue until the very last sentence of the book). In what is probably the most chaste representation of a couple I've ever encountered, the final page seems almost to say: "I'll get to them in the next installment, promise!". I guess I will find out.

There's a supernatural tinge here, which of course faithful Fidelma readers will know always holds some other explanation. The characterization is a bit more complex across the board than in some of the other books. Allies can't be trusted, there are several folks who aren't quite antagonists, but neither are they allies, and as always there are mistaken identities. Aldhere, an outlaw, has a rich backstory that provides him with a certain depth and nuance of character. Women get very little airtime (partially due to the setting of Abbot Cild's vehemently male-only abbey), save for a peasant girl named Lioba, the Abbot's wife (in memoriam), and Bertha, the "woman" of Aldhere.

What is most refreshing in this particular book is that we get more sense of Anglo-Saxon history in the Heptarchy: the kingdom of Mercia, vs. East Anglia, etc. Much is made of the different systems of justice, not just between Christian and pagan, but more specifically between that of Eireann and Saxon. As I cannot speak to authority on either culture, I will simply say that there is a clear implication as to which is more enlightened (which will not come as a surprise).

The story benefits from a few different locations--the abbey, outside the abbey, and the farmhouse of 'Mad' Mul. There are some labyrinthine passages--both actual and metaphorical--that help keep the narrative alive. The arrival of Sigeric, high steward to Ealdwulf, King of East Anglia, provides a bit of a jumpstart just as things start to lag a bit, as does a murder just before the end of the book.
… (mer)
rebcamuse | 8 andra recensioner | Aug 23, 2023 |
Tremayne seems to have hit his stride with this tenth installment of the Sister Fidelma series. Brother Eadulf faces the noose for a crime he did not commit and Sister Fidelma must race against the clock to prove his innocence. The red herrings are plentiful here, some more obvious than others. As with Valley of the Shadow, if memory serves, evil is spread far and wide, not just focused on one person. There are helpers, of course, along the way, but sometimes they are a bit too implausible, such as the Apollo-like entrance of the Cashel guards near the end. Where these book still falter for me is the ever-present "court" scene being the centerpiece and method for Fidelma's revelations. I get that she's a dalaigh, but in this particular instance it was particularly frustrating because she does an "almost" reveal in a different location (with an audience far more interesting than the typical peanut gallery), but then no...we have the formal (and formulaic) grandstanding that appears in every novel. I'm just waiting for something more interesting to happen, but I think I will be disappointed.
Outside the Fidelma-a-la-Perry Mason aspect, however, this is probably the strongest book of the first ten in the series. I will say that more recent audiences should be aware that sexual assault plays a very big role in this book, so consider that a content warning.
… (mer)
rebcamuse | 5 andra recensioner | Aug 19, 2023 |
While the Sister Fidelma series does not have to be read in series order, I do recommend it. I clearly skipped some major biographical details between Leper's Bell and the last one I read, and it detached me from the main character more than if this has been my first Sister Fidelma book.
I'd also recommend ignoring the list of "Principal Characters" that prefaces the book, unless you want some clues very early on in the story. That said, Tremayne is masterful enough to throw a curve ball just when you think you've figured it out.
In a way, this particular book seems more a Brother Eadulf mystery than a Sister Fidelma mystery, as we are given much more insight into his character and he propels the plot forward. Fidelma is weakened by the tragic kidnapping of her own son, but Eadulf is at odds with seemingly just about everyone as he is an outsider, a Saxon. Tremayne tries to use these weaknesses to develop his characters, but there is something missing, particularly when it comes to Fidelma. We never actually see her during her time of mourning, but instead only hear of it from Eadulf. When she does appear, she is the stoic, logical Sister Fidelma of the series, but given the story line, she seems mismatched. She wonders (somewhat obtusely) about the fiery outbursts of Eadulf and has only glimmers of introspection at her own excessive reliance upon logic.
That aside, the book is full of intrigue, duplicity, and all the other essential ingredients of a good mystery. Readers familiar with the series may find the religious-political historical commentary a bit redundant, but in this book we get a better glimpse of Eadulf's theology, rather than Fidelma's. In that sense, this is one of the more engaging books in the series, as Brother Eadulf's religious views challenge some of Sister Fidelma's, making for much more interesting interaction between the characters.
… (mer)
rebcamuse | 7 andra recensioner | Jun 25, 2023 |



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