Smoke in the Wind

A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel (Volume 11 of 25)

Peter Tremayne

Minotaur Books

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In seventh-century Ireland, then the light of reason in a darkening world, Fidelma - a religious, advocate of the Brehon courts, and sister to the King of Muman - is an increasingly notable figure often called upon for her wisdom, legal knowledge, and devotion to the truth. While journeying with companion Eadulf to visit the new Archbishop of Canterbury, their ship is blown badly off course and the pair find themselves on the coast of modern Wales in the kingdom of Dyfed.

There, hosted by the king himself, Fidelma is presented with her knottiest problem yet - an entire monastic community from the nearby countryside has disappeared without a trace. While investigating this seeming impossibility, Fidelma and Eadulf are confronted with the apparently unrelated and shocking murder of a local girl - a death marked by more tragedy and consequence than anyone could have imagined.

Peter Tremayne's novels featuring Fidelma of Cashel have won critical praise from around the world and have enjoyed an ever-increasing readership. Smoke in the Wind is a richly imagined, wonderfully written entry in what is understandably one of the most popular historical series today.

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Chapter OneThe girl looked as if she were merely resting among the bracken lying with one arm thrown carelessly behind her head the other extended at her side. Her pale, attractive features seemed relaxed; the eyes, with their dark lashes, were closed; the lips were partially opened showing fine, white teeth. Her dark hair formed a sharp contrast to the pallid texture of the skin.It was only by the thin line of blood, which had trickled from the corner of her mouth before congealing, and the fact that her facial skin seemed discoloured, mottled with red fading into blue,

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"The 12th in this lively series ... is as entertaining and intriguing as a mystery reader could imagine. Sister Fidelma's fans know how seamlessly Tremayne merges historical details—especially those about the rivalry between the Celts and the Saxons—with a strong mystery, making this a compelling and fascinating story."
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"...one of the most suspenseful and intelligent series of historical mysteries.... Tremayne continues to challenge readers with a compelling combination of church, cultural, and legal history, buttressed by intriguingly complex plots and a superlative cast of sympathetic characters."
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Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis, a prominent authority on the ancient Celts and author of numerous works of history and scholarship. As Tremayne, he is the author of eleven books featuring Sister Fidelma, most recently Our Lady of Darkness. He lives in London.

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Smoke in the Wind
A Mystery of Ancient Ireland
Peter Tremayne

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2003
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ISBN: 9781429993340
ISBN10: 1429993340
288 pages
$7.99
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