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I picked up Absolution by Murder in a used bookstore, thinking it would be a good airplane read.
The major complaints seemed to be that a) she was not religious enough for a nun and b) he tried to turn her into a proto-feminist too much.
The locale and historical characters fit well into the plot/storyline and made a rather typical murder mystery more interesting.
I did not enjoy this book! It was recommended as one of Goodreads cozy mystery books for April, but next time I will stick with the real cozy mysteries.Published 2 days ago by Meg
Good introduction into a very good series. Names are difficult to manage but add authenticity. The lead Columban scholar, an Abbess, is murdered at the beginning of a conference... Read morePublished 25 days ago by jdp
A very good read. While some of the historic background slowed the plot, at other times I found myself looking up terms that flew by unexplained. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jacalyn Bracewell
good fun read, well developed characters, interesting historical setting - I really enjoyed it..Published 1 month ago by Suzanne Williams
A good introduction to the Fidelma novels and the intriguing background of the Irish legal system in the 7th Century.Published 1 month ago by RA Bailey
I just finished reading this book, it was rather short, but I found that I enjoyed it quite a bit. The historical aspects were interesting and unique. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tasha M
the mystery was interesting. light reading. I enjoyed the history part of the book.Published 3 months ago by honorvhr
I've only recently heard of the series and this was my first experience with Sister Fidelma. I appreciate a well-set historical novel, especially in this time-period, and this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Thomas Marble