EBOOK Absolution by Murder


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  • Absolution by Murder
  • Peter Tremayne
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
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Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne Absolution by Murder Summary ↠ 102 Peter Tremayne Ï 2 Read & download Sination while mysterious violent death stalks the shadowy cloisters of the Abbey of St Hilda When the Abbess Etain a leading speaker for the Celtic Church is found murdered suspicion inevitably rests on the Roman factionAttending the Synod is Fidelma of the community of St Brigid of Kildare As an advocate of the Brehon Court she. This is the first a eighteen books in this series They are historical mysteries set in Ireland in the mid seventh century AD Sister Fidelma is the protagonist She is a religieuse and a ualified dalaigh in other words a lawyer in that system of law Tremayne is an excellant writer and an Irish historian one of the best As well as thoroughly enjoying the stories I am almost in awe of the Irish system of law in that historical period I have found myself than once wishing that that system of law was current and active in our day I highly reccomend this series of books to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries andor to anyone interested in a law system that makes human sensePS Most of the books have historical notes that go even deeper into the law and history of that period in Ireland The Plot Whisperer eighteen books in this series They are historical mysteries set in Ireland in the mid seventh century AD Sister Fidelma is the protagonist She is a religieuse and a ualified dalaigh in other words a lawyer in that system of law Tremayne is an Echo Falls (Echo Falls, #1) excellant writer and an Irish historian one of the best As well as thoroughly Honor enjoying the stories I am almost in awe of the Irish system of law in that historical period I have found myself than once wishing that that system of law was current and active in our day I highly reccomend this series of books to anyone who The Windmill of Nowhere Crackers enjoys historical mysteries andor to anyone interested in a law system that makes human sensePS Most of the books have historical notes that go Flappers and Philosophers even deeper into the law and history of that period in Ireland

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Absolution by Murder

Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne Absolution by Murder Summary ↠ 102 Peter Tremayne Ï 2 Read & download Is called on to investigate the murder with Brother Eadulf of the Roman faction However the two are so unlike that their partnership is described as that of a wolf and a fox but which is whichMore gruesome deaths follow and the friction among the clerics could end in civil war Can the solution to the mysteries avert such a conflic. It was ok I am willing to give Tremayne the benefit of the doubt and just assume he hadn t yet uite figured out his fiction voice yet since this WAS the first fiction book he d written His history books are better and he is clearly comfortable with that genre since he was simply unable to refrain from adding in somewhat irrelevant historical facts to this book It wasn t terrible just not very good I think he also needs a better editor I found numerous grammatical errors and a few times he would use one word when clearly he meant a different word like using indifferent instead of diffident And his characters grimaced a lot So his fictional writing style needs some polishing It was a predictable plot as well I figured out who did it almost first thing and it was confirmed in the immediate aftermath of Etain s murder I did like Sister Fidelma though and will most likely be reading of this series I have a weakness for medieval mysteries AND Ireland so between the two the series does have a continuing hold on me I just won t be running out logging on really but whatever to buy the next one But I am sure I will eventually

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Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne Absolution by Murder Summary ↠ 102 Peter Tremayne Ï 2 Read & download ABSOLUTION BY MURDER is the brilliant and evocative first novel in Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series bringing 7th century Ireland vividly to lifeAs the leading churchmen and women gather at the Synod of Whitby in 664AD to debate the rival merits of the Celtic and Roman Churches tempers begin to fray Conspirators plot an assas. What to label Absolution by Murder Celtic propaganda A hit piece on ancient Angle Saxon and Roman cultures A theological and philosophical debate A sexless romance novel A murder mystery Actually it s a bit of everything rolled into a 272 page book There s much to love and loathe in this first installment of the Sister Fidelma series of historical mysteriesI took away plenty from the book First and foremost I learned that Tremayne as a scholar of all things Irish loves ancient Irish culture and Celtic Christianity and finds Angles Saxons and Roman theology lacking While the Irish bathe regularly the bath averse Saxons must cover their gag inducing body odor with overwhelming clouds of incense While the enlightened Celts practice restorative forms of justice the barbaric Saxons prefer stoning hanging flogging and other forms of torture While the well balanced Celtic faith allows their religious to marry the prudish Romans force the unnatural condition of celibacy on their monastics While the evolved Celts allow women to take on positions of leadership in the political and religious realms the patriarchal Saxons seem to relish finding as many ways as possible to belittle women Tremayne bludgeons readers brains continuously with his learned brand of cultural elitism While I may agree with most of his preferences for how the world should work I found his proselytizing tone extremely annoying at timesThen there s Tremayne s incessant info dumping It s one thing to provide useful information on characters and historical context but uite another to assault readers with every minor detail including challenging place names with little to no relevance for the story s outcomeOn a positive note Absolution by Murder reminds me that often than not debates over church dogma and doctrine come down to power grabs Sure many Mothers and Fathers of the church have argued sincerely on points of great importance and pastoral relevance But debates over scriptural inerrancy a proper tonsure papal infallibility limiting salvation to certain folks the dating of Easter whether or not birth control may be used original sin how to position your fingers for a blessing restricting participation in the Eucharist etc A desire to secure power and control over others plays a big part in the proceedingsThough I enjoyed much about Tremayne s handling of these theological and philosophical debates I found myself wanting a deeper discussion Is Tremayne so blinded by his love of Celtic Christianity that he can t acknowledge the pain experienced as Christianity encountered the traditional Druidicpagan systems of ancient Ireland Is there any beauty and good to be found in Roman Christianity Must criminality and guilt be made so obvious with unfortunate scars and ugly or awkward appearance Much of my struggle has to do with the black and white treatment of good and evil I wanted nuanceIn looking at what I ve written above I m somewhat surprised that I gave Absolution by Murder three stars It seems one or two stars might be in order What can I say I love Sister Fidelma and appreciate Tremayne s creating such a strong heroine There s a genuine sweetness in the blossoming romance between Fidelma and Eadulf And as a theologian I find the period of church history chosen by Tremayne than a little fascinating And though I give Tremayne a hard time about his fanboy treatment of Celtic Christianity I love the tradition as well Absolution by Murder left me wanting to know about the characters relationships and what life would have been like for the religious of that time and place I will continue with the Sister Fidelma series while hoping for a nuanced and less infodumpy treatment of the subject


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    Read & download Absolution by Murder EBOOK Absolution by Murder Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne ”No wild beasts are so cruel as the Christians in their dealings with each other” –Ammianus Marcellinus c AD 330 95The

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    Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne EBOOK Absolution by Murder What to label Absolution by Murder? Celtic propaganda? A hit piece on ancient Angle Saxon and Roman cultures? A theological and philosophical debate? A sexless romance novel? A murder mystery? Actually it's a bit of everything rolled into a 272 page book There's much to love and loathe in this first installment of the Sister Fidelma series of historical mysteriesI took away plenty from the book First and forem

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    EBOOK Absolution by Murder Peter Tremayne Ï 2 Read & download Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne The author wants us readers to know everything about the 7th century He leaves no name unmentioned which is very distracting in the beginning In the second half of the book there's room for the story which I enjoyed

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    EBOOK Absolution by Murder hmmmlooked interesting at the library; and since I do love Cadfael and miss Ellis Peters I was willing to give it a shot I'm glad a few other readers let me know that the writing style has its hiccupsbut I have to admit finding it a really hard slog The main character is interesting but the author had decided we need to know everything he k

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    Peter Tremayne Ï 2 Read & download Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne Read & download Absolution by Murder This is the first a eighteen books in this series They are historical mysteries set in Ireland in the mid seventh century AD Sister Fidelma is the protagonist She is a religieuse and a ualified dalaigh in other wo

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    EBOOK Absolution by Murder I haven't read too many historical detective stories especially those set in such old times But I must admit tha

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    EBOOK Absolution by Murder Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne Peter Tremayne Ï 2 Read & download After the death of the incomparable Ellis Peters and of course with her death also the end of her Brother Cadfael series of Mediaeval mysteries which is truly my absolutely favourite historical mystery series of all time I have since then been on a constant uest to find an adeuate and worthwhile replacement And while I do have a few series that come close even if they are still not uite on par with Ellis Peters' brilliance namely Paul Dohe

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    Peter Tremayne Ï 2 Read & download Review Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Peter Tremayne Read & download Absolution by Murder Bored The book is repetitive cliched and full of historical infodumps I didn't make it through the first half Too bad; I love mysteries and historicals and especially love historical mysteries Brother Cadfael is my comfort readingI got increasingly irritated with the characterization of the women beautiful genius or thickset so must be a lesbian

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    EBOOK Absolution by Murder It was ok I am willing to give Tremayne the benefit of the doubt and just assume he hadn't yet uite figured out his fiction voice yet since this WAS the first fiction book he'd written His history books are better and he is clearly comfortable with that genre since he was simply unable to refrain from adding in somewhat irrelevant historic

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    EBOOK Absolution by Murder Great setting and a time and place I knew next to nothing about It was fun to hear the echoes of How the Irish Saved Civilization And it's a fairly competent mystery; although the minor characters are cutouts and like others I suspected the perp all along I didn't really put it together until the denouement But I agree wi

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