Synopses & Reviews
In Behold a Pale Horse Peter Tremayne brings us a perplexing case of murder and conspiracy in the pagan wilds of Northern Italy
In 664 A.D., just after the events detailed in Shroud for the Archbishop, Fidelma of Cashel takes a unexpected detour on her trip home from Rome. While in the port at Genua (modern day Genoa), Fidelma—sister of one Irelands kings and an advocate in her countrys law courts—receives word that one of her old teachers, Brother Ruadan, is reaching the end of his days. Determined to see her old mentor one last time, Fidelma takes the treacherous journey to a remote abbey in the countryside—a place where the old pagan religion still has a hold and where even the Christians are often in bloody conflict with each other. But after she hears her dying teachers last words, Fidelmas most dangerous adventure has just begun. With one murder after the next and a vicious war in the offing, it is up to Fidelma, alone and on her own, to unravel an extraordinary conspiracy before it is too late.
“A compulsively readable whodunit fronted by one of the most reliably intriguing characters to grace the pages of the genre.” -Booklist
"Once again, Tremayne ... presents a detailed, readable depiction of life in ancient times with a clever mystery neatly woven into the plot."
--Kirkus Reviews "The writing and sense of place are as assured as ever, as is Tremaynes ingenuity at crafting a traditional whodunit."
--Publishers Weekly "[Tremayne's] information and research are impeccable.... He is not just an excellent scholar, however, but a wonderful writer, and this will appeal not just to historical fans but also anyone who wants a riveting mystery."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
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. He lives in London.