The Chalice of Blood, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The brilliant new novel in the internationally renowned Sister Fidelma crime series by Peter Tremayne.

Ireland AD 670. When an eminent scholar is found murdered in his cell in the abbey of Lios Mor, fear spreads among his brethren; his door was secured from the inside, with no other means of exit.

How did the murderer escape? And what was the content of the manuscripts apparently stolen from the scholar's room?

Abbot Iarnla insists on sending for Sister Fidelma and her companion Brother Eadulf to investigate the killing.

But even before they reach the abbey walls, there is an attempt on their lives.

As the mystery deepens, Fidelma and Eadulf must also wrestle with problems of their own, which threaten to separate them for ever...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages, map
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Historical mysteries
  • ISBN: 9780755357765

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This murder mystery story is set in ancient Ireland. The investigation of the murder pulls in other plot threads so the mystery widens. It's fairly involving, but not brilliant. One slight annoyance is that we kept on being told the Irish word for lots of different things, which felt a bit unnecessary. Although this book is the first I've read and is several books through the series I didn't feel like I couldn't understand what was going on. The characters are interesting people and there are references to some of the previous stories.Overall though this is a good read.

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