The Second Death: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Mysteries of Ancient Ireland #26) (Hardcover)
Ireland, A.D. 671. It is the beginning of the summer season and the Kingdom of Muman is preparing to celebrate the Great Fair of Cashel. It is an extravagant nine days of contests, food, and endless entertainment. Circumstances have led Fidelma and Eadulf far and wide across the kingdom, and they have been absent from the Great Fair for many years. But, for once they haven't been called away from Cashel, and are eager to enjoy the festivities - that is, until the last wagon in a group traveling to the fair catches on fire. The driver dies and it appears that the driver was a woman disguised a boy, for reasons unknown. Eadulf, upon further inspection, finds an even more disconcerting discovery - a rotting corpse in back of the wagon. Now, with only a week left to the fair, it is up to Fidelma and Eadulf to solve the mystery in time.
About the Author
PETER TREMAYNE is a pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, a renowned scholar who has written extensively on the ancient Celts and the Irish. As Tremayne, he is best known for his stories and novels featuring Fidelma of Cashel, beginning with Absolution by Murder. He lives in London.
"Tremayne, a master of the medieval mystery, continues to shine." —Booklist on The Dove of Death
"Fidelma shines once more in a scholarly, clever and eminently readable historical mystery." —Kirkus Review on The Seventh Trumpet
"A compulsively readable whodunit fronted by one of the most reliably intriguing characters to grace the pages of the genre." —Booklist on Behold a Pale Horse