I must thank Cora Harrison for her Burren series featuring Mara, Lady Judge. Published by St. Martin Griffin, August 19, 2008 we learn of the ancient Celtic laws governing the independent Burren kingdom.
500 years ago the May Day Festival is celebrated atop Mullaghmore Mountain with bonfires, singing and dancing lasting throughout the night. Hundreds ascend the mountain but one man doesn't return. Mara, a woman appointed by King Turlough Don O'Brien to be judge & lawgiver of his kingdom and who is also head of a law school for future brehons, must investigate.
Cora Harrison taught primary school for 25 years. She has published children's historical novels but this is her first novel for adults.