Behold a Pale Horse: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

Peter Tremayne, Author
Peter Tremayne. Minotaur, $25.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-312-65863-2
Paperback - 398 pages - 978-0-7553-7748-0
Hardcover - 370 pages - 978-0-7553-7747-3
Paperback - 384 pages - 978-1-250-02997-3
Open Ebook - 384 pages - 978-1-250-01483-2
Show other formats
FORMATS
Tremayne’s enjoyable 22nd seventh-century historical featuring Sister Fidelma (after 2011’s The Chalice of Blood) is, despite the subtitle, a sequel to the second Fidelma mystery, Shroud for the Archbishop (1995), set in Italy. On her journey home to Ireland, in a deserted Genoa street, Fidelma sees two cloaked figures assault an elderly religious with cudgels. After intervening to save the man’s life, Fidelma learns that the intended victim was from the Abbey of Bobium, where her former tutor, Brother Ruadán, resides. To her dismay, Ruadán is at death’s door after being attacked by adherents of the heretic Arius, who have rejected the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. Her decision to visit her old mentor while she still can plunges her into the midst of a complex murder mystery. The writing and sense of place are as assured as ever, as is Tremayne’s ingenuity at crafting a traditional whodunit. Agent: Charles Schlessiger, Brandt & Hochman. (July)
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X