Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.
Cora Harrison published twenty-six children's books before turning to adult novels with the 'Mara' series of Celtic historical mysteries set in 16th century Ireland. Cora lives on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland.
"Harrison combines a savvy detective and a setting fraught with intrigue and tension for another winner" Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Mistaken identities, strange twists, an intelligent and likable heroine, and a tragic tale of sex, greed, and betrayal-make sure your historical mystery readers get this one on their radar" Booklist Starred Review "Recommend for Dicey Deere fans or readers who enjoy M.C. Beaton and Carol Higgins Clark" Library Journal "What unfolds is a superbly crafted mystery that makes fine use of its locale and the diverse characters living there: the moneyed elite who attend the annual Merchants' Ball, lecturers from the University College, and the energetic young people who fight for Ireland's future by joining the illegal Republican Party." -- Sarah Johnson, book review editor for the Historical Novels Review. "This is a terrific read, carrying you along on the ride. Highly recommended." -- Historical Novel Society