Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (THOMAS CHALONER)

Death of a Scholar: The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (THOMAS CHALONER)

Susanna Gregory


in the summertime of 1358 the health care professional Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to profit that his liked sister is in mourning after the unforeseen demise of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. acutely aware that his son has little interest in the fabric exchange that made his fortune and acceptance, Oswald has left the company to his widow, yet a spate of burglaries within the city distracts Matthew from aiding Edith in her grief and trying to hold the peace among her and her wayward son.

As good because the robbery of irreplaceable goods from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a brand new origin, Winwick corridor, is inflicting consternation among Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient guy made up our minds that his identify will grace the University's such a lot prestigious university. He has used his wealth to hurry the development of the corridor, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild based via Stanmore, so that it will achieve the help of Cambridge's such a lot influential electorate on Winwick's behalf.

A excellent typhoon among the older institutions and the brash rookies is brewing whilst the homicide of a number one member of the Guild is quickly by means of the loss of life of 1 of Winwick's senior Fellows. supporting Brother Michael in investigating those fatalities leads Matthew right into a internet of suspicion, the place conspiracy theories are rife yet evidence are scarce and the place the strain from the issues of his collage and his kin units him on a direction that can endanger his personal future...

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