OVERRIDE

Dancing with Demons

In the late 7th Century, the High King of Ireland is killed at night in the middle of his compound.  Who killed him is not in question - there are unimpeachable witnesses that point directly to the clan chieftain responsible. Dubh Duin is, after all, found by the High King's guards in the High King's bed chamber holding the murder weapon. But with impending civil war in the balance, the motive for the murder becomes of paramount importance.
The Chief Brehon of Ireland asks Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the King of Muman and a dailagh - to investigate.  What her investigations reveal is an intricate web of conspiracy and deception that threatens to unbalance the five kingdoms and send them spiralling into a violent and bloody civil war and religious conflict.  And it's up to Fidelma to not only see to justice but to prevent the violent fracturing of an increasingly fragile peace.

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Praise for Dancing with Demons

"... excellent ... Tremayne does his usual masterful job of depicting the strain between Christianity and the Old Faith, and provides a logical, if surprising, twist toward the end."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
 
"A classic puzzle."
--Kirkus Reviews

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Fiction Review: Dancing with Demons: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland by Peter Tremayne / Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (274p) ISBN 978-0-312-375

Judicial advocate Sister Fidelma takes on her most sensitive assignment yet in Tremayne's excellent 16th mystery set in seventh-century Ireland (after 2007's A Pra

- Publishers Weekly

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  • Peter Tremayne

  • Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, a renowned scholar on the Ancient Celts and the Irish. As Tremayne, he is best known for his stories and novels featuring 7th century Irish religieuse Fidelma of Cashel. He lives in London.
  • Peter Tremayne
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    Dancing with Demons

    A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

    Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel

    Peter Tremayne

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