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    • Mystery in the Minster

    • The Seventeenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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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    • The Devil's Disciples

    • The Fourteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Rumours of plague threaten Cambridge again, 10 years after the Black Death had almost laid waste to the town. Neither the church nor its priests had defended people from the disease, and now they turn elsewhere for protection, to pagan ritual and magical potions. It is a ripe atmosphere to be exploited by the mysterious 'Sorcerer', an anonymous magician whose increasing influence seems certain to oust both civil and church leaders from power.

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    • To Kill or Cure

    • The Thirteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Cambridge University is in dire financial straits: the town's landlords are demanding an extortionate rent rise for the students' hostels, and the plague years have left the colleges with scant resources. Tension between town and gown is at boiling point and soon explodes into violence and death. Into this maelstrom comes a charismatic physician whose healing methods owe more to magic than medicine, but his success threatens Matthew Bartholomew's professional reputation - and his life....

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    • A Plague on Both Your Houses

    • The First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I don't faultl the reader

    • By Sylvane on 10-27-17

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    • A Summer of Discontent

    • The Eighth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Matthew Bartholomew jumps at the chance to travel to Ely with Brother Michael, as it will give him a unique opportunity to study in the richly stocked library of the Benedictine priory. Michael has been summoned to the city by his bishop, but it isn't until they arrive that they discover the reason - the bishop has been accused of murder. The charge seems ludicrous, but Michael takes the investigation seriously and energetically sets about his task. Almost immediately he discovers that there appears to have been a series of unexplained deaths in the area.

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    • An Unholy Alliance

    • The Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An unholy alliance

    • By Helen M Bates on 04-22-18

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    • The Tarnished Chalice

    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
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      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine - one guest has already been murdered. It soon emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are soon drawn into a web of murder, lies and suspicion in a city where neither knows who can be trusted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By Wadie on 12-22-08

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    • An Order for Death

    • The Seventh Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Believers in the theory of nominalism have set some Cambridge colleges at the throats of those who believe them to be heretics, and Michael, the senior proctor, has his work cut out to keep the peace. When a nominalist is murdered during a riot, Michael is certain he will easily find the killer amongst the Dominicans, but before he can get any sense out of them his junior proctor, Walcote, is found hanged, and he discovers that his trusted ally had arranged secret meetings at the St Ragelund Convent....

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    • Death in St James's Park

    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Five years after Charles II's triumphant return there is growing mistrust of his extravagant court - and when a cart laden with gunpowder explodes outside the General Letter Office, it is immediately clear that such an act is more than an expression of outrage at the postal service. As intelligencer to the Lord Chamberlain, Thomas Chaloner cannot understand why an incompetent man is put in charge of the investigation while he is diverted to make enquiries about the poisoning of birds in the King's aviary in St James's Park.

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    • The Hand of Justice

    • The Tenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    In Cambridge, 1355, the colleges of the fledgling university are as much at odds with each other as they are with the ordinary townfolk. This tension has recently been heightened by the return of two well-born murderers after receiving the King's pardon, showing no remorse but ready to confront those who helped convict them. And in the midst of this Bartholomew the physician is called to the local mill to examine two corpses. It is almost a relief to be able to turn his back on the fractious town, but as always in Cambridge nothing is disconnected.

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    • A Masterly Murder

    • The Sixth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Michaelhouse is in uproar: Kenyngham, the saintly but ageing master, has announced his retirement, and with unseemly haste Runham arranges his own 'election' as his successor. Within days he has dismissed several members of staff, including the redoubtable laundress Agatha, and is making life so unpleasant for the scholars that even Matthew Bartholomew believes his future as physician and teacher at the college is untenable.

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    • The Killer of Pilgrims

    • The Sixteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    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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    • A Grave Concern

    • The Twenty Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series, looking for more in audio

    • By Julie on 09-15-16

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    • A Wicked Deed

    • The Fifth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Matthew Bartholomew, doctor of medicine and fellow of Michaelhouse, Cambridge, is travelling with a party from the college to accept the gift of the living of a parish in Suffolk. One of his companions, Unwin, an unworldly scholar, is to be installed as priest. Their journey is not without incident - they are chased by footpads, pass through an eerie village abandoned after the recent plague and find a man barely alive on a gibbet - so they reach their destination with some relief. But their thoughts of recovering while enjoying the local Pentecostal Fair are soon curtailed.

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    • A Vein of Deceit

    • The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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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    • A Killer in Winter

    • The Ninth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Cambridge, 1354. Christmas approaches, and the town is gripped by the worst blizzards in living memory. As the physician Matthew Bartholomew struggles to help the poorer citizens cope with freezing temperatures, his colleagues prepare for the festivities. The weather has trapped many travellers in the town, including Matthew's erstwhile love, Philippa. She and her wealthy husband are invited to Michaelhouse for the main feast, and Matthew is horrified that he does not immediately recognise the overweight, sulky woman who once stole his heart.

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    • The Mark of a Murderer

    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    February 1355: Oxford explodes in one of the most serious riots of its history. Fearing for their lives, the scholars flee, and some choose the University at Cambridge as their temporary refuge. But they don't remain safe for long. Within hours of their arrival, the first of their number dies, followed quickly by a second. When Matthew Bartholomew begins to investigate the deaths, he uncovers evidence that the Oxford riot was not a case of random violence, but part of a carefully orchestrated plot.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Melodrama

    • By carlos101 on 04-01-08

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    • A Deadly Brew

    • The Fourth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The fourth chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew continues the adventures of the 14th-century Cambridge physician when he is called to attend to two deaths from some poisoned wine. The opening of a new and very well-endowed college has created petty infighting amongst the academics as new appointments are made. The winter and spring have been appallingly wet, there is a fever outbreak amongst the poorer townspeople and the country is not yet fully recovered from the aftermath of the plague.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much of the same thing

    • By G. Plude on 07-11-18

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    • A Bone of Contention

    • The Third Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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 Poisonous Plot

    • The Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
    • By: Susanna Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never Stopped Laughing - My Favorite Series

    • By Judith A. Weller on 06-13-15

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