Book Reviews of Act of Mercy (Sister Fidelma, Bk 8)

Act of Mercy (Sister Fidelma, Bk 8)
Act of Mercy - Sister Fidelma, Bk 8
Author: Peter Tremayne
ISBN-13: 9780451209085
ISBN-10: 0451209087
Publication Date: 6/3/2003
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
A fine historical series, based on careful research, show cased by tightly plotted, can't-stop-reading mysteries. In this particular story (666A.D. - Ireland) The ongoing star, Sister Fidelma, must solve a sea-going murder as well as face her own past.Plenty of clues, but carefully embedded so you don't always pick them up.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of the better written books about Sister Fidelma. Gives a lot of the back story.
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Helpful Score: 3
Sister Fedelma, a nun and advocate in the Irish courts of 666AD, uses logic and wit to uncover a murderer on a ship
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Helpful Score: 2
As always top notch Sister Fidelma
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Helpful Score: 2
liked it fairly well. Very interesting mystery in historical setting - early Ireland 600 AD & early celts. Author Peter [Tremayne] Ellis is cited as an authority on early celts. I plan to read some others when I get thru the load I have on my bookshelf.
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I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this, but it kept me awake finishing it even though I was sleepy, so I'll round it up to 4. Sister Fidelma is on a pilgrimage to the Iberian peninsula to help her sort out her feelings for Brother Eadulf. When she boards the ship she is dismayed to discover that among her fellow pilgrims is her first love Cian, a former warrior now unaccountably a religieuse, who had broken her heart 10 years ago. After a storm they discover one of the passengers missing and presume she has been lost overboard, but Fidelma discovers a blood-stained cloak that leads her to suspect murder. The body count continues to mount and Fidelma finds herself a target of the murderer as she tries to uncover the truth. Tremayne is adept at unexpected twists and turns and the shipboard setting makes for an interesting glimpse of seafaring life in the 7th century.
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Love this genre. Sister Fidelma is one of my favorite sleuths.
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This is quite a series revolving around quite a culture. This one Fidelma solves aboard a ship
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Sister Fidelma sets out on a pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of St. James in the late autumn of AD 666, her main goal being to reflect on her commitment to the religious life and her relationship with the Saxon monk, Eadulf, whom she has left behind. But duting the first night out, with the ship tossed about by a tempestuous sea, one of the pilgrims disappears, apparently washed overboard. The discovery of a blood-stained robe raises questions: was the pilgrim murdered and thrown into the sea? If so, why?
With the blessing of the captain, Fidelma has to focus all her abilities on solving the mystery. But death dogs the tiny band of pilgrims in the close confines of the ship, and Fidelma finds herself not only battling against the antagonism of her fellow pilgrims, but struggling to survive the turbulent elements of the storm-tossed sea. It is not until the Holy Shrine is almost reached - and time is running out - that the amazing truth is uncovered.
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pretty good mystery series featuring "Sister Fidelma" as the detective who filters through the lies and cover-ups in each case to find the truth.
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I really like this mystery series. If you like historical and/or Celtic stuff, you probably would, too.