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An Ensuing Evil and Others: Fourteen Historical Mysteries

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Peter Tremayne is one of the best loved writers of historical mysteries, his novels and stories published in over a dozen countries 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 ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published December 27th 2005)
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Morgan Dhu
Peter Termayne is, as I understand, best known for his series of historical mysteries featuring Irish nun Sister Fidelma, which I have recently begun reading. However, he has written mysteries set in other eras, including the more-or-less modern one, and some of his shorter offerings are collected in Ensuing Evil and Others: Fourteen Historical Mysteries.

It's quite an interesting range, from a murder mystery set in the castle of the historical MacBeth and his lady Gruoch, to a modern locked-room
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Crystal
Jul 07, 2009 Crystal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sister-fidelma
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
Carmen
Dec 09, 2010 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  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.
Gene Cummins
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.
Oodles
Fourteen historical mysteries...a break from his usual Sister Fidelma character, although one story is about her. Tremayne is a wonderful historical mystery writer!
Kaye
May 16, 2009 Kaye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like historical fiction a lot and this book of short stories led me to buy more books by this author. I just don't like short stories that much.
Kerry
Wasn't sure how I would like this book, but enjoyed it throughly. Never have come across this author before, but plan to read more of his books.
Alexandra
Feb 23, 2010 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only one of these stories is Sister Fidelma, but I am really enjoying this book -- love the Shakespearean mysteries, Sherlock Holmes and the one with Dickens.
Susan
Oct 18, 2012 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery


Wonderful collection of historical mysteries
and it includes some very good Sherlockiana
too!
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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. As Peter Tremayne, he ...more
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