To Kill Or Cure: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew (Paperback)
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To Kill Or Cure: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew (Paperback)

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For the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue all of the medieval monk's cases with beautiful new series-style covers.

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The winter of 1353 has 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. The increasing reputation and wealth of the Cambridge colleges are causing dangerous tensions between the town, Church and University.

Matthew Bartholomew is called to look into the deaths of three members of the University of who died from drinking poisoned wine, and soon he stumbles upon criminal activities that implicate his relatives, friends and colleagues - so he must solve the case before matters in the town get out of hand...

In the year 1357, 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 ...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751569537
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 357 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
[A] richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing - Good Book Guide

Susanna Gregory writes with fluency and energy, avoids archaic vocabulary, despite her 14th-century setting and, having had a career as an academic, bases the stories in this enjoyable series on careful research - Literary Review

A first-rate treat for mystery lovers - Historical Novels Review

Susanna Gregory has an extraordinary ability to conjure up a strong sense of time and place - Choice

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