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An Ensuing Evil and Others: Fourteen Historical Mysteries
Peter Tremayne is one of the best loved writers of historical mysteries, his novels and stories published in over a dozencountries around the world.An Ensuing Evil collects for the first time fourteen of his historical mysteries ranging in time and place from 7th-century Ireland (featuring his best known sleuth, Fidelma of Cashel) and 8th-century Scotland (featuring the re ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Minotaur Books
(first published December 27th 2005)
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Peter Tremayne is known for his wildly popular Sister Fidelma series, set in seventh-century Ireland. He is really Peter Berresford Ellis, a well-known Celtic historian, so I believe what I read of Celtic history in his Sister Fidelma series, which I love. An Ensuing Evil and Others has short stories set in many periods of history. I particularly enjoyed the five stories furthering the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. And, of course, I enjoyed the one Sister Fidelma story he included. I have not o ...more
Dec 09, 2010 Carmen rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A collection of stories by the creator of the Sister Fidelma mysteries. Here he sets some of his stories during Shakespeare's times, then has several solved by Sherlock Holmes. As always, quite interesting. The format of a short story makes it perfect to keep in the car and read when you are up to several other things and need something to do while you are waiting for someone else.
This collection of short stories wasn't up to Tremayne's usual outstanding standards. Or perhaps I was just disappointed because it was more Sherlock Holmes and other London detectives and less of Sister Fidelma. That's what I really enjoy.
Peter Berresford Ellis (born 10 March 1943) is a historian, literary biographer, and novelist who has published over 90 books to date either under his own name or his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 95 short stories. His non-fiction books, articles and academic papers have made him acknowledged as an authority on Celtic history and culture. Under Peter Tremayne, ...moreMore about Peter Tremayne...