The Subtle Serpent

The Subtle Serpent

A Celtic Mystery

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
In seventh century Ireland, Sister Fidelma is sent to a remote abbey to investigate a murder in which the victim was found clutching both a cross and a pagan death symbol

Blackwell North Amer
In the Year 666 A.D., a headless female corpse is found in the drinking well of a remote abbey in southwest Ireland: clasped in one hand is a crucifix; tied to the other arm is a pagan death symbol. Sister Fidelma - sister to the king of Muman, a religieuse, and an advocate of the Brehon law courts - is sent to investigate. En route, she encounters a Gaulish merchant ship under full sail off the Irish coast - one whose crew and cargo have vanished without a trace.
Faced with a tense local situation, Fidelma must discover first the identity of the body in the well and uncover who was responsible, then find out what happened to the missing crew of the adrift merchant ship, and, finally, determine how these bizarre events are connected. For these events are more than simply disturbing - the peace of the entire kingdom rests upon their solution.

& Taylor

Sent to investigate a brutal murder in which a victim was found clutching both a cross and a pagan death symbol, the intrepid nun also hears of a missing cargo ship and must link the two events before the Irish peace is lost.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780312186708
Branch Call Number: M TREMAYNE
Characteristics: viii, 339 p. : maps ; 22 cm


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