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Publication Order of Sister Fidelma Books

Absolution by Murder (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shroud for the Archbishop (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suffer Little Children (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Subtle Serpent (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spider's Web (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of the Shadow (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monk Who Vanished (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Act of Mercy (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Lady Of Darkness (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke in the Wind (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Abbot (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badger's Moon (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Leper's Bell (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Souls (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prayer for the Damned (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing with Demons (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Council of the Cursed (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dove of Death (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chalice of Blood (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behold a Pale Horse (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Trumpet (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atonement of Blood (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Seal (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spiteful Shadow (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Death (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lair of the White Fox (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Penance of the Damned (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Lightbringer (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodmoon (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood in Eden (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shapeshifter's Lair (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Death (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Heretic (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of the Stormbringer (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sister Fidelma Collections

Hemlock at Vespers (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers of the Dead (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dracula Lives Books

Dracula Unborn / Bloodright (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Revenge of Dracula (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula, My Love (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lan-Kern Books

The Fires of Lan-Kern (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Destroyers of Lan-Kern (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buccaneers of Lan-Kern (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Hound of Frankenstein (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vengeance of She (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ants are Coming / The Ants (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of Loch Ness (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Raffles (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombie! (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Morgow Rises! (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowbeast! (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raven of Destiny (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Airship (By: Peter MacAlan) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss of the Cobra (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Confession (By: Peter MacAlan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angelus! (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp! (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kitchener's Gold (By: Peter MacAlan) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nicor! (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trollnight (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valkyrie Directive (By: Peter MacAlan) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ravenmoon / Bloodmist (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireball (By: Peter MacAlan) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of Shadows (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Windsor Protocol (By: Peter MacAlan) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doomsday Decree (By: Peter MacAlan) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

My Lady of Hy-Brasil and Other Stories (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aisling and Other Irish Tales of Terror (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Ensuing Evil and Others (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Cornish Language and its Literature (By: Peter Berresford Ellis) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Un-Dead: The Legend of Bram Stoker and Dracula (With: Peter Haining) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Irish Masters of Fantasy / The Wondersmith and Other Macabre Tales(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 8(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Horrors(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaslight & Ghosts(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Vampires(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Historical Whodunits(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men / The Mammoth Book of Werewolves(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shakespearean Whodunnits(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chronicles of the Round Table(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Royal Whodunnits(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Detectives(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantoms of Venice(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
...And the Dying is Easy(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Sherlock Holmes(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death By Dickens(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight or Fright(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Going under the pseudonym of Peter Tremayne, the British author, literary biographer and historian Peter Berresford Ellis has been writing for quite some time now to much acclaim, who, along with his other pen-name of Peter MacAlan, has amassed a large body of work over the course of his career. Well known and equally well regarded for his long-running historical mysteries, most notably that of his Sister Fidelma series, he’s managed to garner a lot of positive attention over the years. Appreciated both nationally as well as internationally, he’s gotten a lot of traction throughout the years with his bestselling franchises that are lauded by both critics and the general public alike.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1943 on the 10th of March, the author Peter Berresford was brought up and raised in the city of Coventry in the United Kingdom. With his father being a journalist who started his own career in the city of Cork where he worked on the Cork Examiner, Peter Berresford had a background in literature from the outset. Taking up reading and writing from a young age, he begun to harness his gift for the written word and history, taking it up over the following years to come.

Initially attending the Brighton College of Art, he soon went on to study and graduate from the University of London in 1989. Gaining a degree in Celtic Studies, he managed to give his material the foundations it needed, lending it his now much admired sense of accuracy. He would also in this time work on developing his sense of style and tone, creating the voice for which he’d become well known for.

Starting out as a junior reporter on a south coast weekly newspaper, he quickly built his name as an important writer. It was here that he also learned many of the tools of his craft, employing them through experience this time, instead of an academic setting. Soon progressing through the papers and publications, he went on to work in Northern Ireland in 1964, building up his name and profile.

Gaining a number of awards and honors for his various contributions and offerings to the field as well as the genre, he’s become a well established presence on the scene. Paving the way for many others to follow in his footsteps as well, he’s been a useful addition, creating a whole new style surrounding him and his work. This is something that shall continue for years to come as his writing career grows from strength-to-strength, something will carry on for some time yet.

Writing Career

Publishing and releasing over ninety-eight books, fifty-five of which are under his pen-name of Peter Tremayne, he has become a highly prolific author. He also goes under the name of Peter MacAlan, under which name he has published another eight novels too. With a whole host of academic works as well, he really is one of the most versatile authors to date, with a variety of different works coming from him.

Not only that, but he has also been operating as a member of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, something which has stuck with him throughout his life. Getting involved in politics, he’s worked on his writing career simultaneously, whilst maintaining his academic standing as well. Lecturing in universities, he really is one of the busiest authors as well, with a whole host of activities undertaken alongside his novels.

Bringing out his first book, ‘The Hounds of Frankenstein’, in 1977, he quickly started to release his novels with far more frequency. Shortly after this his Sister Fidelma series quickly followed, which is his longest-running and most popular franchise to date. All of this has lead to him becoming one of the leading figures of the genre, something that shall continue on into the foreseeable future.

Suffer Little Children

This was to be the third book in the long-running Sister Fidelma series of novels, creating the next chapter of sorts in the ongoing saga. Providing a lot of tension it was first published in 1995 through the Signet publishing label on the 1st of February to much acclaim. Not only that, but it also gave his ever eager fans of the series more of what they were looking for, whilst simultaneously providing them with something new along the way in the process.

Set in A.D. 644, it sees the murder of a Celtic Church scholar of the time, who is brutally murdered whilst visiting the Irish Kingdom of Muman. Turning up on the scene is one Sister Fidelma, the ever resourceful investigator of the period, and if anybody can ever hope of getting to the bottom of the case then she can. Summoned by the ruler of the kingdom himself, she finds that there is a lot more to this case than first meets the eye, with a lot of secrets and lies buried deep within the case itself. Who was the murdered victim and what was their political standing? Can Sister Fidelma keep herself safe in the process and out of harm’s way? What will become of them all, and prevent them from seeing the case of suffer little children?

The Leper’s Bell

First published in 2004, this was a later title for Peter Berresford under his Peter Tremayne pseudonym. Brought out on the 17th of October in 1999, through the St. Martin’s Griffin publishing label, this was to be the fourteenth title in the Sister Fidelma series, with it already well under way now. With the tone and the style already firmly established, it manages to capture the essence of the previous novels, whilst simultaneously providing something new and interesting all of its very own.

This time set in 667 A.D., it follows Fidelma of Cashel as she returns home once more to find that her son’s nurse has been brutally murdered in his castle. Not only that, but her brother is also missing thought to be kidnapped, or worse, and it is up to her to get to the bottom of the matter. Diving into a web of intrigue once again, she must this time unravel all the clues in one of her most baffling cases yet. Will she be able to find the murderer? Can she locate her brother before it’s too late? What is the truth behind the Leper’s Bell?

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