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 Deadly Brew: The Fourth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle | Susanna Gregory

    A Deadly Brew: The Fourth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

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    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.

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    A Wicked Deed: The Fifth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle | Susanna Gregory

    A Wicked Deed: The Fifth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

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    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 Masterly Murder: The Sixth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    A Masterly Murder: The Sixth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    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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    An Order for Death: The Seventh Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle | Susanna Gregory

    An Order for Death: The Seventh Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

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    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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    A Summer of Discontent: The Eighth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle | Susanna Gregory

    A Summer of Discontent: The Eighth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

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    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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    A Killer in Winter: The Ninth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle | Susanna Gregory

    A Killer in Winter: The Ninth Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

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    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 Hand of Justice: The Tenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    The Hand of Justice: The Tenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    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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    The Mark of a Murderer | Susanna Gregory

    The Mark of a Murderer

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    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.

    Melodrama

    This book reads like young adult fiction. The tone is melodramatic, not helped by rather overwrought narration. Most of the characters are one dimen..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 01 2008 by carlos101 ()
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    The Tarnished Chalice | Susanna Gregory

    The Tarnished Chalice

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    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.

    Loved It

    This book is jammed with plot twists, well developed characters, and historical details. This time Matthew and Michael are in the city of Lincoln tryi..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2008 by Wadie (Santa Ana, CA, United States)
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    To Kill or Cure: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    To Kill or Cure: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    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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    The Devil's Disciples: The Fourteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    The Devil's Disciples: The Fourteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

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    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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    A Vein of Deceit: The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew | Susanna Gregory

    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 | Susanna Gregory

    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 | Susanna Gregory

    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 | Susanna Gregory

    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 | Susanna Gregory

    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.

    Always a great story.

    The Bartholomew series is always a good listen. Gregory's​ books and Thorpe's​ narration are ment for each other.

    Reviewed on September 03 2017 by Kindle Customer ()