The Monk Who Vanished

The Monk Who Vanished

A Sister Fidelma Mystery

Book - 1999
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The Abbey of Imleach, in the south-west Irish kingdom of Muman, now rivals Armagh as the centre of the faith in Ireland. For the founder of the abbey was none other than St Ailbe, the man who brought Christianity to Muman, converted its king and baptised him at Cashel in AD448.

But now, calamity has struck the community of the abbey. Not only has an elderly monk suddenly disappeared, but the holy relics of St Ailbe have also vanished. These sacred relics are not just the concern of the abbey's community but are a priceless icon and political symbol of the entire kingdom. So who would have dared to take them?

Sister Fidelma, together with Saxon Brother Eadulf, are asked to investigate. It seems there is more to the disappearances than meets the eye; much more. Fidelma gradually uncovers a sinister conspiracy, in which the participants will stop at nothing - even murder - to achieve their aims ...
Publisher: London : Headline, 1999.
ISBN: 9780747257813
0747257817
9780747220176
0747220174
Branch Call Number: FIC/Trema 3588vb 1
Characteristics: xii, 364 p. : map.

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hermlou Aug 31, 2010

#7 of the Sister Fidelma series which take place in Ireland in the 7th century. A monk disappears with holy relics, and Fidelma's brother King Colgu is wounded at the same time as the Prince of the Ui Fidgente when they meet to sign a peace treaty. The author is an authority on the ancient Celts, so the reader gets an interesting history lesson along with the complex plot.

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