A Secret and Unlawful Killing : A Mystery of Medieval Ireland

A Secret and Unlawful Killing : A Mystery of Medieval Ireland

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Mara, the Burren's Brehon Judge, must investigate the death of the MacNamara clan steward, who just raised the cost of tribute before his death, and a possible link to an alleged suicide that happens days later.

McMillan Palgrave

It is 1509 and, for the people of the Burren in western Ireland, the Michaelmas Fair is a joyous time for trade and celebration, signaling the start of autumn. It’s a chance to gather, buy and sell their wares, and pay tribute to the lord of their clans. But this year is different. The greedy steward of the MacNamara clan has decided to raise the amount demanded for its tribute, and it’s not long before tempers are running high.

When the steward is found beaten to death in the local churchyard, it falls upon Mara, the Burren’s Brehon Judge, to piece the puzzle together. Was it revenge, greed, or something more sinister that motivated the murder? When another body is discovered and alleged a suicide, Mara is unconvinced. And despite the distraction of a surprising offer of marriage, it is up to her to bring the killer to justice before there can be yet another death.



Blackwell North Amer
It is 1509 and, for the people of the Burren in western Ireland, the Michaelmas Fair is a joyous time for trade and celebration, signaling the start of autumn. It's a chance to gather, buy and sell their wares, and pay tribute to the lord of their clans. But this year is different. The greedy steward of the MacNamara clan has decided to raise the amount demanded for its tribute, and it's not long before tempers are running high.
When the steward is found beaten to death in the local churchyard, it falls upon Mara, the Burren's Brehon Judge, to piece the puzzle together. Was it revenge, greed, or something more sinister that motivated the murder? When another body is discovered and alleged a suicide, Mara is unconvinced. And despite the distraction of a surprising offer of marriage, it is up to her to bring the killer to justice before there can be yet another death.

Baker
& Taylor

With local tempers running high over the MacNamara clan steward's decision to raise the cost of tribute, no one is surprised when the man's body turns up in the local churchyard, and it is up to Mara, the Burren's Brehon Judge, to unravel the mystery, especially when another body, an alleged suicide, is discovered. By the author of My Lady Judge. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: First St. Martin's Minotaur edition
ISBN: 9780312372682
031237268X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HARRI...C
Notes: Previously published in Great Britain under title: Michaelmas tribute, 2008

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