A Bone of Contention (Matthew Bartholomew Series #3)

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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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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.
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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

The Midwest Book Review 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780751520224
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: Matthew Bartholomew Series, #3
  • Edition description: 2002 Reprint
  • Pages: 506
  • Sales rank: 828,489
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Gregory is a pseudonym. Before she earned her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge and became a research Fellow at one of the colleges, she was a police officer in Yorkshire. She has written a number of nonfiction books, including ones on castles, cathedrals, historic houses, and world travel. She and her husband live in a village near Cambridge.

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