In the autumn of A.D. 664, Sister Fidelma has arrived in the Holy City of Rome, the capital of Christendom. The sharp-witted, outspoken young religieuse, trained in criminal investigation, is being called upon to solve a murder.
The archbishop designate of Canterbury, a strategic ally of Rome, has been found garroted in his chambers in the Lateran Palace, and a priceless trove of religious artifacts has disappeared. While the Roman's believe they know the killer's identity, Sister Fidelma is not so sure. Her inquiry will take her through the darkest passageways of Rome, into a mystery that lies at the heart of a world echoing with religious conflict...a mystery destined to claim more lives...
Original title: Shroud for the Archbishop
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical