×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

A Killer in Winter (Matthew Bartholomew Series #9)
     

A Killer in Winter (Matthew Bartholomew Series #9)

by Susanna Gregory
 

See All Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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 over-weight, sulky woman who once stole his heart. In some ways he is relieved to accept Brother Michael's orders to identify a man found dead, apparently from exposure, in a nearby church, but the success of his mission brings him closer to Philippa's circle, for the man was her husband's servant. And then the husband himself is dead, victim of an accident on the treacherous ice of the fens - or was it a more sinister death, somehow linked to the death of one of his business rivals months earlier in London?
Susanna Gregory again brings medieval Cambridge to rich and vibrant life in a beautifully crafted mystery.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Her intimate understanding of the period shines through,—HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
Library Journal
Cambridge physician Bartholomew (A Plague on Both Your Houses) must search for a killer during the horrible winter of 1354, hampered not only by the weather but also by the university students' Lord of Misrule celebrations. One victim attempted blackmail, but a second turns out to be servant to the husband of Bartholomew's one-time fiancee. A meaty medieval historical for Ellis Peters fans. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751533415
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Matthew Bartholomew Series , #9
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.37(d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Gregory is the pseudonym of a Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner's officer. Her series of mediaeval mysteries have gained a formidable following.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews