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The Monk Who Vanished

In September of 666 A.D., an aged monk and a set of relics disappear during the night from the Abbey of Imleach. The missing monk is a matter of great concern for the abbey. But the relics are a disaster of a much higher order. They are the priceless holy relics of St. Ailbe, the man who, in the fifth century, brought Christianity to the Irish kingdom of Muman, converted and baptized it's king, and founded the abbey. The relics themselves are the political symbol of the entire kingdom and their disappearance threatens to disrupt its continued peace and stability.

On a visit to the Abbey of Imleach, Sister Fidelma, sister to Colgu, the current King of Muman, and an advocate of the Brehon Courts, is asked to investigate. With the help of her friend and traveling companion, the Saxon monk Brother Eadulf, Fidelma begins to slowly unravel the mystery behind the twin disappearances. But there are dark forces at work, which will stop at nothing - even murder - to achieve their aims.

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The Monk Who Vanished
Chapter OneThe tall figure of the cowled religieux was hurrying down the darkened corridor, the soles of his sandals slapping against the granite flagstones with sharp cracking sounds which one might have believed would rouse the entire abbey from its slumbers. The man held a thick stub of tallow candle in front of him, its flame flickering and dancing in the draughty passageways but providing just enough gloomy illumination to light his way. It reflected on his gaunt features, etching them and distorting them to make his face appear like some nightmarish vision of a demon
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Praise for The Monk Who Vanished

"Tremayne offers up a juicy plot."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Tremayne continues to provide a superior brand of medieval mystery."
--Booklist

"The action is tense and gripping...a compelling, enjoyable adventure." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Tremayne offers up a juicy plot."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Tremayne continues to provide a superior brand of medieval mystery."
--Booklist

"The action is tense and gripping...a compelling, enjoyable adventure." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Peter Tremayne

  • Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis, a prominent authority on the ancient Celts. As Tremayne, he is the author of nine books featuring Sister Fidelma, most recently The Monk Who Vanished. He lives in London.
  • Peter Tremayne
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    The Monk Who Vanished

    A Celtic Mystery

    Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel

    Peter Tremayne

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    Minotaur Books

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