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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. But Matthew has many patients to divert his attention and Brother Michael, Proctor of the fledgling university, has some suspicious deaths to investigate, although they cannot help but notice that the new Master has commissioned a flurry of building work. Then Runham himself is murdered and, although mourned by none, Matthew and Michael know they have to solve the mystery before any more damage is done to their beloved Michaelhouse.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Series:||Matthew Bartholomew Series , #6|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.37(d)|
About the Author
Susanna Gregory was a police officer in Leeds before taking up an academic career. She has served as an environmental consultant during seventeen field seasons in the polar regions, and has taught comparative anatomy and biological anthropology.
She is the creator of the Matthew Bartholomew series of mysteries set in medieval Cambridge and the Thomas Chaloner adventures in Restoration London, and now lives in Wales with her husband, who is also a writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An excellent read indeed. All the characters I am familiar with from previous books are here and referred to, so a sense of continuity is present. Dr. Bartholomew wrestles with his conscience: what will his future be:how will he live without his beloved University if Runham gets him barred?? Tension is high for fans: it is all changed with Runham's murder.