A Poisonous Plot (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles)

4.22 avg rating
( 335 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780751549775: A Poisonous Plot (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In his 21st mystery, Batholomew must work fast to decipher the poison used to kill a man—as well as the killer himself—in a 14th-century college town on the brink of violence

In 1358, over a century after its foundation in Cambridge, the college of Michaelhouse is facing a serious shortfall of funds and competition from upstarts rivals such as Zachary Hostel. Their problems are made no easier by the hostility of the town's inhabitants, who favor the university moving away to the Fens. This simmering tension threatens to break into violence when a well-known tradesman is found dead in one of the colleges. Matthew Bartholomew knows he was poisoned, but cannot identify the actual substance, never mind the killer. He also worries that other illnesses and deaths may have been caused by the effluent from his sister's dye works. Torn between loyalties to his kin and to his college, he fears the truth may destroy both his personal and professional life, but he knows he must use his skills as a physician to discover the truth before many more lose their lives entirely.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Susanna Gregory is a Cambridge academic and the author of the Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles and the Thomas Chaloner series.

Review:

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

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780751549782: A Poisonous Plot: The Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0751549789 ISBN 13:  9780751549782
Publisher: Sphere, 2016
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gregory, Susanna
ISBN 10: 0751549770 ISBN 13: 9780751549775
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ABC
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # DH29pg1222to1521-19648

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gregory, Susanna
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2015)
ISBN 10: 0751549770 ISBN 13: 9780751549775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0751549770

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Gregory, Susanna
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2015)
ISBN 10: 0751549770 ISBN 13: 9780751549775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0751549770_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 130.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds