The Haunted Abbot, Paperback Book

The Haunted Abbot Paperback

Part of the Sister Fidelma series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


As they are preparing to return to Ireland, Fidelma and Brother Eadulf receive a mysterious summons.

Eadulf's childhood friend, Brother Botulf, has requested their presence at Aldred's Abbey at midnight on the old pagan feast of Yule.

Fidelma and Eadulf battle against the harsh winter storms to arrive in time, only to find they are too late.

Botulf is dead - killed by an unknown hand. As they struggle to comprehend this staggering news, it soon becomes clear that the murder of this young monk is not the only trouble facing the abbey.

The abbey is haunted by the ghost of a young woman - a woman some say bears a startling likeness to the Abbot Cild's dead wife.

But can Fidelma and Eadulf discover the truth before they themselves fall victim to the danger which pervades the abbey walls?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780747264354

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The Culture shock was well written. This adventure of Sister Fidelma has lots of twists and turns and a few murders, as well as a lot of political manouvering.

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I appreciated this book better than most others inn the Fidelma stories, because I saw that Fidelma was taking a step back (narratively speaking) to put Eadulf in the foreground as a pretty decent sleuth - he is shown to be more poised than Fidelma and he is taking full advantage of her illness to investigate the local haunting of a supposed dead woman. This storyline is very gothic and you should expect lots of side stories that are interconnected to the main plot. Very enjoyable, I think this is one of the best one of the series.

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