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The Resource Death of a scholar, Susanna Gregory

Death of a scholar, Susanna Gregory

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Death of a scholar
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Death of a scholar
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Susanna Gregory
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eng
Summary
In 1358 Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to help his sister mourn the death of her husband. But he is soon distracted by a spate of burglaries in the town and the creation of a new foundation, Winwick Hall, which threatens the old colleges. A storm is brewing between the colleges and when one leading member of the Guild is murdered Matthew assists Brother Michael into investigation these fatalities
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/* Starred Review */ Gregory excels at injecting gallows humor into this complex whodunit, her 20th chronicle of physician Matthew Bartholomew (after 2013's The Lost Abbot). The construction of a new college in Cambridge in 1358 proves the catalyst for a wave of violence, plunging Matthew, the university's official corpse examiner, into yet another homicide investigation. The victims include a junior proctor, John Felbrigge, dispatched by an archer, and Geoffrey de Elvesmere, a scholar recently enrolled in the new institution, Winwick Hall, found fatally stabbed in a latrine. The deaths coincide with a string of burglaries, with Matthew's own college, Michaelhouse, among the targets. The thieves made off with all of Michaelhouse's money, which makes identifying them almost as much a priority as finding the killer, who may also have slain Matthew's brother-in-law, Oswald Stanmore, a wealthy businessman who "loved the darker side of commerce—outwitting competitors, avoiding the King's taxes, driving a ruthless bargain." The plotting is as razor sharp as ever, but it's the droll wit that elevates this historical over the dozens of others this British author has penned. Agent: Euan Thorneycroft, A.M. Heath & Company (U.K.). (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed December 8, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 51, p)
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10351019
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1958-
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Gregory, Susanna
Dewey number
823.92
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no index present
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novels
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True
Series statement
The chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew
Series volume
20
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  • Bartholomew, Matthew (Fictitious character)
  • Physicians
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Great Britain
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the twentieth chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Label
Death of a scholar, Susanna Gregory
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1085959
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
454 pages
Isbn
9780751549751
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780751549751
  • (OCoLC)876287075
Label
Death of a scholar, Susanna Gregory
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1085959
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
454 pages
Isbn
9780751549751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780751549751
  • (OCoLC)876287075

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