"Fantastic Dark Ages who-done-it"
Sister Fidelma of Cashmal, daughter and sister to
kings, takes a pilgrimage to Iberia to visit the Shrine of
St. James. She needs a respite from her royal sibling and
from the Saxon monk Eadulf. She knows she has found her
life's calling as a religieure, but hopes this odyssey will
help her sort some mixed feelings especially her feelings
Alas, poor Fidelma received no respite on her trek as
her luck deserts her from the start when she meets first
love Cian, who unceremoniously dumped her years ago. Soon
two women are killed and attempts on Fidelma's life occur.
With the ship's captain blessing, Fidelma begins
investigating the homicides.
In the eighth installment of the Sister Fidelma
historical mysteries, readers obtain a glimpse at the heart
and soul of the heroine that paints a vivid picture of life
in eight-century Ireland. The who-done-it is a marvelous
piece of misdirection, as the villain remains hidden until
the end. When revealed, the audience will feel pity
towards the culprit. ACT OF MERCY is a fantastic Dark Ages
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 8, 2001