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Murder by the Book

The Eighteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Narrated by: David Thorpe
Series: Matthew Bartholomew, Book 18
Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
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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. To fail might mean the destruction of the town....

©2012 Susana Gregory (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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  • Spiky Potplant
  • 01-28-18

Far too many deaths!

So many people die in this book it's hard to keep track. As always it's an enjoyable listen and the historical details are very good but I can't help thinking that if the plots of these books were just a little bit simpler the books would feel more like a story and less like a collection of events.

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  • Alison Marshall
  • 04-24-18

Midsummer Cambridge!

Yes, I agree with a previous review, far too many bodies in this one. It was hard to keep up!