Matthew Bartholomew
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    A Plague on Both Your Houses: The First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    A Plague on Both Your Houses: The First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    Matthew Bartholomew, unorthodox but effective physician to Michaelhouse college in medieval Cambridge, is as worried as anyone about the pestilence that is ravaging Europe and seems to be approaching England. But he is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse - a death the University authorities do not want investigated.

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    Nice introduction to Bartholomew series. good story but at the end a bit too much plotting for my liking

    Reviewed on April 26 2017 by Derk ()
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    An Unholy Alliance: The Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    An Unholy Alliance: The Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    In 1350 the people of Cambridge are struggling to overcome the effects of the Black Death - and with a high mortality rate among priests and monks, the townsfolk are vulnerable to sinister cults that have sprung up. At Michaelhouse, Matthew Bartholomew is training new physicians when the body of a friar is found in the massive chest that the university uses to store precious documents. While investigating, Bartholomew stumbles across a derelict church being used as a meeting place for the mysterious sect he believes is at the heart of a web of blackmail.

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    A Bone of Contention: The Third Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle | Susanna Gregory

    A Bone of Contention: The Third Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

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    Cambridge in 1352 is rife with terrible clashes between the fledgling university and the townspeople. Matthew Bartholomew, physician and teacher at Michaelhouse College, is trying to keep the peace when a student is murdered and the town plunges into chaos. At the same time, a skeleton is discovered that is rumoured to belong to a local martyr, and Bartholomew has his hands full investigating both deaths while the rioting intensifies....

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    A Vein of Deceit: The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    There is something very amiss in the finances of Michaelhouse. Despite a new influx of well-heeled students, there is an acute lack of funds for the upkeep of the buildings, even for decent provisions. It is only when the brother in charge of the account books dies unexpectedly that some sort of explanation is revealed: he has been paying large amounts of money for goods the college itself has never received.

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    The Killer of Pilgrims: The Sixteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    When a wealthy benefactor is found dead in Michaelhouse, Brother Michael and Matthew Bartholomew must find the culprit before the college is accused of foul play. At the same time, Cambridge is plagued by a mystery thief who is targeting rich pilgrims. Moreover, pranksters are at large in the university, staging a series of practical jokes that are growing increasingly dangerous and that are dividing scholars into bitterly opposed factions.

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    Mystery in the Minster: The Seventeenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    In 1358 the fledging college of Michaelhouse in Cambridge is in need of extra funds. A legacy from the Archbishop of York of a parish close to that city promises a welcome source of income. However, there has been another claim to its ownership, and it seems the only way to settle the dispute is for a deputation from Michaelhouse to travel north. Matthew Bartholomew is among the small party which arrives in the bustling city, where the increasing wealth of the merchants is unsettling the established order....

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    Murder by the Book: The Eighteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    It is drawing near to the end of term, and the University at Cambridge is in turmoil over the opening of a new common library. There is an attack on one of the masters at a meeting to discuss the matter, and a body is found floating in the pond in the library's garden on the eve of its opening. Meanwhile, there are rumours of a large force of dangerous smugglers lurking in the Fens. Aided by their friend Sheriff Tulyet, Bartholomew and Michael must thwart the invaders before the Feast of Corpus Christi the following week.

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    The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice. He is one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Peterborough's abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since. When the Commissioners arrive, they find the town in turmoil.

    A Great Medieval Mystery with humor

    Susanna Gregory is one of my favorite authorities. I love the Matthew Bartholomew series and have read all previous 18 books in the series. My favorit..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2013 by Judith A. Weller (LaVale, MD United States)
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    Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    In the summer of 1358 the physician Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to learn that his beloved sister is in mourning after the unexpected death of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. Aware that his son has no interest in the cloth trade that made his fortune and reputation, Oswald has left the business to his widow, but a spate of burglaries in the town distracts Matthew from supporting Edith in her grief and attempting to keep the peace between her and her wayward son.

    My only issue is that there aren't more of these..

    Susanna Gregory is the only mystery writer who has had me simultaneously trying to suss out the bad guy while trying not to pee my pants with laughter..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 31 2016 by Ali M. Fitzgerald (Anchorage, AK United States)
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    A Poisonous Plot: The Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    A Poisonous Plot: The Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    In 1358, over a century after its foundation in Cambridge, the college of Michael house is facing a serious shortfall of funds and competition from upstarts rivals such as Zachary Hostel. Their problems are made no easier by the hostility of the town's inhabitants who favour the university moving away to the Fens. This simmering tension threatens to break into violence when a well-known tradesman is found dead in one of the colleges.

    Never Stopped Laughing - My Favorite Series

    This is another great book in the Matthew Bartholomew series about a Doctor in 17th Century Cambridge. Matthew, along with the Senior Proctor, Brother..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2015 by Judith A. Weller (LaVale, MD United States)
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    A Grave Concern: The Twenty Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    A Grave Concern: The Twenty Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    Identifying the murderer of the Chancellor of the university is not the only challenge facing physician Matthew Bartholomew. Many of his patients have been made worse by the ministrations of a 'surgeon' recently arrived from Nottingham, his sister is being rooked by the mason she has commissioned to build her husband's tomb and his friend, Brother Michael, has been offered a bishopric which will cause him to leave Cambridge.

    Excellent series, looking for more in audio

    Susanna Gregory has developed an excellent series, maintaining certain enjoyable and evolving characters throughout the series while always introducin..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 15 2016 by Julie (Boise, ID, United States)
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    The Habit of Murder: The Twenty-Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    In 1360 a deputation from Cambridge ventures to the Suffolk town of Clare in the hope that the wealthy Elizabeth de Burgh has left a legacy to Michaelhouse. Yet when they arrive, they discover that the report of her death is false and that the college seems destined for bankruptcy. Determined to see if some of its well-heeled citizens can be persuaded to sponsor Michaelhouse, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael and Master Langelee become enmeshed in the town's politics.

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