By Cora Harrison
It truly is 1509 and, for the folk of the Burren in western eire, the Michaelmas reasonable is a joyous time for alternate and get together, signaling the beginning of autumn. It’s an opportunity to collect, purchase and promote their wares, and pay tribute to the lord in their clans. yet this yr is assorted. The steward of the MacNamara extended family has determined to elevate the quantity demanded for its tribute, and it’s no longer lengthy sooner than tempers are working high.
When the steward’s physique is located within the neighborhood churchyard, it falls upon Mara, the Burren’s Brehon pass judgement on, to piece the puzzle jointly. used to be it revenge, greed, or whatever extra sinister that prompted the homicide? whilst one other physique is came upon, it's as much as Mara—despite the distraction of a stunning marriage proposal—to convey the killer to justice sooner than there might be one more demise
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