Suffer Little Children

A Sister Fidelma Mystery

Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel (Volume 3 of 25)

Peter Tremayne

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Sister Fidelma returns in another spellbinding story of murder and intrigue in seventh-century Ireland--when the murder of a high cleric threatens to result in a bloody war between two of Ireland's kingdoms.
 
In A.D. 644, the Venerable Dacan, a respected scholar of the Celtic Church, is murdered while on a visit to the Abbey of Ros Ailithir in the Irish Kingdom of Muman.  Dacan, unfortunately, was the close confidant of the hot-headed young king of the neighboring kingdom of Fearna, who is using Dacan's murder as an excuse to provoke war.
 
Sister Fidelma, an advocate of the Brehon courts, is summoned by the dying King of Muman to solve the brutal killing and also to prevent the incipient war between the two kingdoms.  But, at the remote abbey, Fidelma soon discovers that there are far more sinister forces than mere political intrigue at work behind the mystery of Dacan's death.  She must quickly unravel a most complicated mystery if she is to prevent the coming war--and preserve her own life as well.
 
With a mix of historical detail and deft characterization, Peter Tremayne once again brings ancient Ireland to full, vivid life.

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Chapter OneThe storm broke with sudden violence. The white flash of lightning heralded a crash of angry thunder. A moment later the rain began to fall in heavy, icy droplets.The horse and rider had just emerged from the shelter of a forest and halted on a ridge overlooking a broad, low level plain. The rider was a woman, clad in a long, brown woollen cloak and hood, thick and warm, wrapping her body against the late autumnal chill. She turned her gaze to the sky, unafraid of the frenzy of the tempest. The clouds were dark grey, rolling close to the ground and obscuring

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"The uncommon time period makes this a distinctive mystery."
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Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of a well-known authority on the ancient Celts.  He is the author of two previous Sister Fidelma books, Absolution by Murder and Shroud for the Archbishop.  He lives in England.

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Suffer Little Children
A Sister Fidelma Mystery
Peter Tremayne

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 1997
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ISBN: 9781466814035
ISBN10: 1466814039
329 pages
$7.99
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