Published Jan 2010
A headless female corpse is found in the drinking well of a remote abbey in south west Ireland. One hand clasps a crucifix; tied to the other arm is a pagan death symbol. A merchant ship is encountered under full sail on the high seas off the Irish coast. But the crew and its cargo have vanished – as if by sorcery… Whose is the body in the well? Where is the crew of the vessel? Are these bizarre events connected? And if so, who is responsible? Sister Fidelma is thrown into yet another sinister mystery full of the intrigue, danger and violence of ancient Ireland.