Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in THE HAUNTED ABBOT, the twelfth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of SMOKE IN THE WIND, OUR LADY OF DARKNESS and many more.
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As they are preparing to return to Ireland, Fidelma and Brother Eadulf receive a mysterious summons. Eadulf's childhood friend, Brother Botulf, has requested their presence at Aldred's Abbey at midnight on the old pagan feast of Yule. Fidelma and Eadulf battle against the harsh winter storms to arrive in time, only to find they are too late. Botulf is dead - killed by an unknown hand. As they struggle to comprehend this staggering news, it soon becomes clear that the murder of this young monk is not the only trouble facing the abbey. The abbey is haunted by the ghost of a young woman - a woman some say bears a startling likeness to the Abbot Cild's dead wife. But can Fidelma and Eadulf discover the truth before they themselves fall victim to the danger which pervades the abbey walls?
What readers are saying about THE HAUNTED ABBOT:
'Another amazing and twisted story from the British Isles in 7th century. A brilliantly put together plot, a complex mystery and a thoroughly enjoyable read'
'Full of intrigue and mystery and as usual Sister Fidelma is my hero. Very thrilling'
In Peter Tremayne's The Haunted Abbot: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland, the 12th in this British historian's reliably entertaining Sister Fidelma series, foul play is afoot at Aldred's Abbey during the Yule season. Fidelma of Cashel and Brother Eadulf must solve the murder of a childhood friend of Eadulf's-and lay to rest the ghost of a young woman that haunts the abbey.