By Cora Harrison
“Harrison, like Peter Tremayne in his Sister Fidelma sequence, offers a solid model of ancient mystery” Booklist
February, 1512. Mara, Brehon of the Burren, pass judgement on and lawgiver, has been invited to the very good urban kingdom of Galway, that is governed by way of English legislation and a royal constitution initially granted by way of Richard III. Mara wonders even if she will use her felony wisdom to avoid wasting the lifetime of a guy from the Burren who has been stuck stealing a meat pie, yet occasions quickly take an excellent extra dramatic flip whilst the mayor’s son is charged with a heinous crime. certain there's extra to the case than meets the attention, Mara investigates . . .
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I waited until his crew’s fish were all unloaded and he stepped along the harbour road, his boots ringing on the cobbles. Then I ran after him. . ’ He looked at me, his eyes very blue in his weathered face. He was the most handsome of all the men, fine and upstanding, without a big belly filling his jersey. He was clean shaven and had good white teeth when he smiled. Oh, he had such a dazzling smile. ‘Yes, I’m Bobbie. ’ he said pleasantly. I swallowed, trying to think of the right words. I saw the woman I’d spoken to staring at us curiously.
Oh dear, it’s been a long night. I shall be glad to get to my bed. So how can I help you? Who are you? ’ ‘I – I have several names. ’ ‘My, my, you go in for some very fancy names! ’ He said the three names solemnly enough, but his eyes crinkled, his mouth twitched, and I knew he was laughing at me. I took a deep breath. ‘I – I think I might be kin of yours,’ I said. He stared at me. ‘What, some long-lost cousin or something of that sort? ’ ‘No, sir. I have taken the surname of Battersea, after my mother.
She looked as if she wanted to stick it straight in me. ‘Could you call Mina from the shore? And where’s Ezra? Is he playing truant from school again? Look for him on Long Beach. I need you all at home,’ Father said. ’ He spoke with calm authority, but I could feel him trembling as he turned me round and steered me onwards. I heard an excited babble behind us as folk repeated what he’d said. I peered round. Katherine was staring after me as she hurried down to the beach. ‘Oh, Father, she hates me,’ I said.
Laws in Conflict (Burren Mysteries, Book 8) by Cora Harrison