The sudden death of a young novice nun raises a series of puzzling questions in the fifth engrossing Reverend Mother historical mystery set in 1920s Ireland.
Cora Harrison turned to writing historical fiction after she retired from teaching to live on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland. As well as the Reverend Mother series, she is the author of the 'Mara' series of Celtic mysteries, set in 16th-century Ireland.
Harrison's fifth engrossing historical mystery brings to life the
turbulence and politics of 1920s Ireland. Reverend Mother will
appeal to admirers of Ellis Peters's "Brother Cadfael" mysteries,
while Conor Brady's fans will appreciate the Irish history
*Library Journal Starred Review*
Harrison's vivid recreation of the turbulent period when most of Ireland gained independence from Britain compensates for a solution that's not up to her usual high standard
An admirable heroine, vivid characters, and an inventive plot, combined with intriguing insights into life in Ireland at a crucial juncture for the Troubles, make for a captivating read