A Bone of Contention (Matthew Bartholomew Series #3)

A Bone of Contention (Matthew Bartholomew Series #3)

by Susanna Gregory
     
 

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In mid-fourteenth century Cambridge, Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse College, is called to the King's Ditch to examine the corpse of a young student. Meanwhile, the mysterious disappearance of the former lover of the dead student arouses suspicion--until a skeletal hand wearing a ring is found in the Ditch. 288 pp.

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In mid-fourteenth century Cambridge, Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse College, is called to the King's Ditch to examine the corpse of a young student. Meanwhile, the mysterious disappearance of the former lover of the dead student arouses suspicion--until a skeletal hand wearing a ring is found in the Ditch. 288 pp.

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“Gregory produces a lively and intelligent tale set vividly in turbulent medieval England.” —Publishers Weekly on An Unholy Alliance

“A believable medieval Cambridge, with muddy graveyards, fortified universities, and town/student antipathies.” —Library Journal on An Unholy Alliance

“Complex and eventful.” —Kirkus Reviews on An Unholy Alliance

An Unholy Alliance is an exciting medieval whodunit that fans of historical mysteries will simply devour from first page to last.” —The Midwest Book Review on An Unholy Alliance

Library Journal
A new college in 14th-century Cambridge hopes to improve its fortunes by displaying saintly relics recently discovered in the King's Ditch surrounding the towneven if it must manufacture its own. Series protagonists Brother Michael and physician Matthew Bartholomew of Michaelhouse College (An Unholy Alliance, LJ 12/96), who dispute medicine and argue murder theories, spot the scam but must tread carefully for fear of igniting various rival antagonisms in the town. This is a finely detailed cross section of life in medieval England, still recovering from the plague of 1348. Fans of historical mysteries will clamor for more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312167929
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/15/1997
Series:
Matthew Bartholomew Series, #3
Edition description:
1 U.S. Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Gregory is a pseudonym of a Cambrige academic, who was a coroner's officer before taking up a career in anthropology.

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