Verdict of the Court


      Verdict of the Court
A festive celebration turns into a fight for survival when Mara and her clan come under attack. Christmas 1519 is the twentieth anniversary of King Turlough Donn s reign over the three kingdoms of Thomond, Corcomroe and Burren, so Mara and her scholars are spending the festive period in her husband s principal court, the castle of Bunratty in Thomond However, in the midst of celebrations, the Brehon of Thomond is found dead, slumped across a table with a knife protruding from below his shoulder blade, while all around him Turlough s relations and friends dance and feast.Mara s difficult task in probing the motives of the multiple suspects, made worse by her suspicion that someone near and dear to her is involved, is interrupted by a dramatic attack on the castle Turlough s cannon has been sabotaged and now a trebuchet batters the castle with huge rocks and the lives of all are at risk Has this treachery and betrayal anything to do the mysterious death of the Brehon, but most importantly how will Mara s husband answer the call for surrender. New Read [ Verdict of the Court ] by [ Cora Harrison ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

Cora Harrison worked as a headteacher before she decided to write her first novel She has since published twenty six children s novels My Lady Judge was her first book in a Celtic historical crime series for adults that introduces Mara, Brehon of the Burren Cora lives on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland.

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      Verdict of the Court
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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Verdict of the Court
  • Cora Harrison
  • 01 May 2018
  • 072788378X

10 thoughts on “ Verdict of the Court

  1. says:

    I had missed a few Burren mysteries prior to reading this one, so I was a little lost for awhile with all of the new students and people in Mara s life While the assault on the castle added some military spice to the story, I didn t enjoy Verdict of the Court as much as the...

  2. says:

    As usual, Cora Harrison sets the scene beautifully and gives us a window into life of 16th century Ireland I enjoyed the character development, and the addition of some new faces into Mara s life Overall a good entry into the series, marred for me by only a few small things Mara seems to shrug off an attempt on her life, and we see no consequences for that Admittedly the perpetrator pays with his life in another way, but an event that nearly ...

  3. says:

    Part 11 of the wonderful Burren series takes us from the time of Christmas in the year AD 1519 into the new year of AD 1520.The historical Brehon Law details are very well documented at each new chapter and beautiful storytelling takes you into the heart of the Burren which is in the west of Ireland.The characters within this story come all vividly to life in this mystery full of intrigue, betrayal, treachery and murder.The story starts when Mara, Brehon of the Burren and wife of King Turlough D Part 11 of the wonderful Burren series takes us from the time of Christmas in the year AD 1519 into the new year of AD 1520.The historical Brehon Law details are very well documented at each new chapter and beautiful storytelling takes you into the heart of the Burren which is in the west of Ireland.The characters within this story come all vividly t...

  4. says:

    Another strong entry in this series set in the Burren region of Ireland in the 1500 s Mara, Brehon of the Burren, is off to her husband, King Turlough Donn s celebration of his 20 year reign at Castle Bunratty, his residence It s Christmas too, so she is expecting a very jovial, fun time but what she gets as always seems to be is murder The head Brehon of that county, an elderly man who seems to have lost some of his wits recently, makes some startling accusations about a traitor, someone b Another strong entry in this series set in the Burren region of Ireland in the 1500 s Mara, Brehon of the Burren, is off to her husband, King Turlough Donn s celebration of his 20 year reign at Castle Bunratty, his residence It s Christmas too, so she is expecting a very jovial, fun time but what she gets as always seems to be is murder The head Brehon of that county, an elderly man who seems to have l...

  5. says:

    I just hope there isto come

  6. says:

    I think this is the best one yet in this series I m on to the next one right now

  7. says:

    First Sentence There was a light frost over the landscape when Mara, Brehon of the Burren, set out from that kingdom to spend the Christmas of 1519 at the King s court The Christmas celebration and 20th anniversary of King Turlough Donn s reign over the three kingdoms of Thomond, Corcomroe and Burran are interrupted by the murder of The Brehon of Turlough Mara, the King s wife and overseer of the law, must determine the murderer An attack on the castle, sabotage on the Turlough s cannon, and First Sentence There was a light frost over the landscape when Mara, Brehon of the Burren, set out from that kingdom to spend the Christmas of 1519 at the King s court The Christmas celebration and 20th anniversary of King Turlough Donn s reign over the three kingdoms of Thomond, Corcomroe and Burran are interrupted by the murder of The Brehon of Turlough Mara, the King s wife and overseer of the law, must determine the murderer An attack on the castle, sabotage on the Turlough s cannon, and the enemy s deadly trebuchet and guns may completely overshadow bringing a killer to justice A wonderfully descriptive opening provides a very picturesque sense of place while also informing us of Mara and her backstory It s wonderful to have a protagonist who is not only a woman, but one of power and respected by men However, there is nothing strident about the character as her power is based on the...

  8. says:

    I try very hard to save five star ratings for books that really make a special impression on me This was one of those books I ve read other books in the series and have always enjoyed them very much, but this one was so full of suspense and tension that it catapulted onto a different level Mara, Brehon of the Burren, is a female judge in a specific geographic region of Ireland with this story taking place in 1519 and into 1520 Mara is a 46 year old woman who runs a Law School in one of the t I try very hard to save five star ratings for books that really make a special impression on me This was one of those books I ve read other books in the series and have always enjoyed them very much, but this one was so full of suspense and tension that it catapulted onto a different level Mara, Brehon of the Burren, is a female judge in a specific geographic regio...

  9. says:

    From the very first sentence this is an enchanting book with careful descriptions of the setting that bring the story to life Cora Harrison is a wonderful writer In a world where it seems that we have seen it all, done it all and read it all before, she reminds the reader why they love literature in the first place with her ...

  10. says:

    I love Judge Mara and her group of law students One day I would love to visit the Burren, setting for her rapidly vanishing 16th century Ireland Her world is under attack both physically and culturally by the English power of King Henry VIII She has dedicated her life to the service of brehon law, which puts the focus on reconciliation and compensation for the victim rather than deterrance and punishment People will make mistakes and commit crimes Brehon law is designed to reintegrate the gu I love Judge Mara and her group of law students One day I would love to visit the Burren, setting for her rapidly vanishing 16th century Ireland Her world is under attack both physically and culturally by the English power of King Henry VIII She has dedicated her life to the service of brehon law, which puts the focus on reconciliation and compensation for the victim rather than deterrance and punishment People will make mistakes and commit crimes Brehon law is designed to reint...

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