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A secret and unlawful killing: a mystery of medieval Ireland

A secret and unlawful killing: a mystery of medieval Ireland

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  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Cora Harrison
  • Biografical Information: Cora Harrison lives in the Burren in the west of Ireland, an area whose landscape and history form the background to a medieval series of which this is the second novel. She has published twenty-five books for children, mainly dealing with Irish history and mythology. Please VIsit her Web site at www.coraharrison.com.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
  • Publication Type (Medium): Fiction, History, Mystery fiction, Historical fiction
  • Material: Fiction, Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Other titles: Michaelmas tribute
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/a-secret-and-unlawful-killing-a-mystery-of-medieval-ireland/ (Stable identifier)

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326 pages ; 25 cm

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  • Responsable Person: Cora Harrison.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 15 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • General Notes: Previously published in Great Britain under title: Michaelmas tribute, 2008.
  • Languages: British English, German
  • Library of Congress Code: KD358.M3
  • Dewey Code: 823.914
  • ISBN: 9780312372682 031237268X 9780312586027 0312586027
  • OCLC: 227192111

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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.

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