The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew (Paperback)
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The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew (Paperback)

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In the summer of 1358 Matthew Bartholomew finds himself one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, sent north to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the Abbot of Peterborough. He and his colleagues quickly learn that behind the beautiful facade of the Benedictine monastery there is a vicious struggle for power, and that not everyone would be happy to see the prelate's safe return.

This unrest and discontent seems to have spread throughout the town, and there are bitter rivalries between competing shrines and the financial benefits of the relics they hold. One of these shrines is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a robber and murderer who was executed for his crimes, but who has been venerated ever since miracles started occurring at his grave. But when Bartholomew and his friend Brother Michael go to investigate, they find murder instead...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751549744
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
As in her previous chronicles, the author blends meticulous historical data into a well-paced, hard to put down story. A first-rate treat for mystery lovers!--Historical Novels Review on Mystery in the Minster
Gregory's obvious command of period detail convincingly transports the reader to England in 1358--San Francisco Book Review

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“Strongly recommended”

I have always been an avid reader of Susanna Gregory’s Matthew Bartholomew books. This series of medieval mysteries are always well plotted, feature interesting characters and are a pleasure to read. The Lost Abbot,... More

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