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A Bone of Contention - Susanna Gregory
A Bone of Contention
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It is 1392, and Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse College, is called to examine some mysterious bones found in the King's Ditch. The next day he is called to the Ditch again—a student has been found dead there. Meanwhile, there is unrest in the town, and the strange disappearance of... show more
It is 1392, and Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse College, is called to examine some mysterious bones found in the King's Ditch. The next day he is called to the Ditch again—a student has been found dead there. Meanwhile, there is unrest in the town, and the strange disappearance of Dominica, the former lover of the dead student. Are these events connected? Then a skeletal hand is found in the Ditch, hailed by townsfolk as the final remains of local martyr Simon d'Ambrey, and hence a holy relic. When Bartholomew finds that the hand is wearing a ring apparently identical to a pair that were worn by Dominica and her ex-lover, and now missing, he knows that his investigative skills are called for.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780751520224 (0751520225)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 506
Edition language: English
Series: Matthew Bartholomew (#3)
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3.0 A Bone of Contention, by Susanna Gregory
I enjoyed this historical mystery, set in medieval Cambridge, but it did suffer from two problems. The plot was a little too twisty to be believable, and the villain had a bad case of "James Bond movie villain talking disease." He had our heroes cornered (with a guy with a crossbow fixed on them),...
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4.0 A Bone of Contention (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles)
Another complicated mystery, with multiple strands that are mixed up together. There's tension between the town and university, with riots in Cambridge. The atmosphere isn't helped by the drainage ditch being dredged. Out of the slime, an ambitious college principle dredges a relic of a local martyr...
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