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Scale of Retribution Cora Harrison

Scale of Retribution By Cora Harrison

Scale of Retribution by Cora Harrison


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Summary

June, 1510: Ireland - As Mara gives birth to her son, the body of Malachy the local physician is found. But who stands to gain from this death; Malachy's new wife and her two sons, or the very daughter who helped to deliver Mara's child! The list of people bearing Malachy a grudge is even longer than could have been anticipated.

Scale of Retribution Summary

Scale of Retribution by Cora Harrison

June, 1510: the Burren, west coast of Ireland

King Turlough has departed to do battle against the Earl of Kildare when Mara goes into labour, unexpectedly early. She sends for Malachy the physician, but he does not arrive - only his estranged daughter, Nuala, comes to her aid. After the birth of a healthy son, Mara quickly regains strength, and then Nuala tells her the news: Malachy has been found dead, poisoned by one of his own medicines.

Malachy's new wife and her two sons stand to profit from his death, and Nuala herself is also a suspect in Mara's eyes. However, Mara soon discovers that there are many others who bear Malachy a grudge - he was not a good physician and had made many errors in diagnosis and treatment.

Mara and her scholars have their work cut out for them, if they are to find the murderer before the King returns to the Burren ...

Scale of Retribution Reviews

Harrison combines meticulous period detail with a crafty puzzle and a sage, empathetic sleuth * Publishers Weekly *
Harrison, like Peter Tremayne in his Sister Fidelma series, provides a superior brand of historical mystery that underscores the uniquely independent position of women in medieval and early Renaissance Ireland * Booklist *

About Cora Harrison

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.

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GOR003864976
9780727869968
0727869965
Scale of Retribution by Cora Harrison
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Canongate Books Ltd
20110131
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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