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Bartholomew, Matthew (Fictitious character)

Works: 38 works in 155 publications in 4 languages and 10,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PR6057.R3873, 823.914
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Publications about Matthew (Fictitious character) Bartholomew
Most widely held works about Matthew (Fictitious character) Bartholomew
    Mystery in the minster : the seventeenth chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
    In 1358 the fledging college of Michaelhouse in Cambridge is in need of extra funds. A legacy from the Archbishop of York of a parish close to that city promises a welcome source of income. However, there has been another claim to its ownership and it seems the only way to settle the dispute is for a deputation from Michaelhouse to travel north. Matthew Bartholomew is among the small party which arrives in the bustling city, where the increasing wealth of the merchants is unsettling the established order, and where a French invasion is an ever-present threat to its port. But soon he and his colleagues learn that several of the Archbishop's executors have died in unexplained circumstances and that the codicil naming Michaelhouse as a beneficiary cannot be found
    The killer of pilgrims by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
    "When the body of one of the town's richest landlords is found in Michaelhouse, it seems at first that his death was accidental, but when Matthew Bartholomew views the corpse he knows it is murder."--Jacket
    A bone of contention by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 654 libraries worldwide
    Matthew Bartholomew's investigation of the murder of a college student plunges 14th century Cambridge into chaos
    The Devil's disciples by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
    Rumors of plague threaten Cambridge again, 10 years after the Black Death almost laid waste to the town. Neither the church nor its priests had defended people from the disease so now they turn elsewhere for protection, to pagan ritual and magical potions. It is a ripe atmosphere to be exploited by the mysterious Sorcerer, an anonymous magician whose increasing influence seems certain to oust both civil and church leaders from power. One murder, another unexplained death, a font filled with blood, a desecrated grave--all bear the hallmarks of the Sorcerer's hand, only the identity of the magician remains a mystery. A mystery which Matthew Bartholomew must solve before he loses his reputation ... and his life
    An unholy alliance by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    12 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 586 libraries worldwide
    In 1350, Cambridge lies ravaged by the Black Death. Crime flourishes too: three harlots are found with slit throats and branded feet, a friar dies rifling a strongbox full of college chronicles, and the Vice Chancellor of the University vanishes from his sick chamber with all its furnishings. Now the Chancellor calls on the deductive skill of Matthew Bartholomew, Master of Medicine. Busy enough already with the teaching and practice of new techniques, Bartholomew welcomes the investigative help of portly Brother Michael--a shrewd and merry monk, not unduly shocked by sins of the flesh. From an exotic poison to a surge of devil worship, from a grisly exhumation to a sweetheart's dying words, they are on a tangled and perilous trail of conspiracy and obsession
    A vein of deceit by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
    Despite a new influx of well-heeled students, Michaelhouse has suffered from an acute lack of funds that has made itself manifest in a lack of decent provisions. It is only when the Brother in charge of the account books dies unexpectedly that an explanation is revealed: large amounts of money had been paid for goods the college never received. Although shocked by this evidence of fraud, Matthew Bartholomew is more concerned with the disappearance of a quantity of pennyroyal from his herbarium. Pennyroyal is known to cause a woman to miscarry, and a pregnant visitor to his sister's household has died from an overdose of the substance. Had she meant to abort her child, or had someone else wanted to ensure that she was unable to provide an heir to her husband's wealthy estates? When Matthew learns that it was the dead woman's husband who had received Michaelhouse's missing money, he begins to search for other connections and quickly exposes a deep and treacherous conspiracy
    A plague on both your houses by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    11 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
    In 1348, the inhabitants of Cambridge live under the shadow of a terrible pestilence that has ravaged Europe and is travelling relentlessly towards England. But Matthew Bartholomew, physician and teacher, is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse - a death the University authorities do not want investigated. And when three more scholars die in mysterious circumstances, Bartholomew defies the University and begins his own enquiry
    A killer in winter by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
    Cambridge, 1354. Christmas nears, and the town is gripped by blizzards. As physician Matthew Bartholomew struggles to help the poorer citizens cope, his colleagues prepare for the festivities. The weather has stranded many travelers in town, including Matthew's erstwhile love, Philippa. When she and her wealthy husband are invited to Michaelhouse for the holiday feast, Matthew is horrified that he does not immediately recognize the sullen, overweight woman who once stole his heart. He is almost relieved to accept Brother Michael's orders to identify a man found dead, apparently from exposure, but it brings him back to Philippa's circle, for the man was her husband's servant. And then the husband himself is found dead
    To kill or cure by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
    Cambridge University is in dire financial straits: the town's landlords are demanding an extortionate rent rise for the students' hostels and the plague years have left the colleges with scant resources. Tension between town and gown is at boiling point and soon explodes into violence and death. Into this maelstrom comes a charismatic physician whose healing methods owe more to magic than medicine but his success threatens Matthew Bartholomew's professional reputation, and his life
    The tarnished chalice by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
    1356. On a bitter winter evening, Matthew Bartholomew and Brother Michael arrive in Lincoln?Michael to accept an honor from the cathedral, and Bartholomew to look for the woman he wants to wed. It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine?one guest has already been murdered. It emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are soon drawn into a web of murder, lies, and intrigue in a city where neither knows who can be trusted
    The mark of a murderer by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
    A series of riots have broken out on St. Scolastica's Day in 1355. It has caused many of the scholars to flee the city of Oxford and seek the city of Cambridge for shelter. It seems that abuse and even killings soon follow the scholars. Matthew Bartholomew, chief corpse examiner of Cambridge, joins in the mystery and seeks to find out the reasons for these riots and killings
    The hand of justice by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
    In Cambridge in 1355, the colleges of the fledgling university are as much at odds with each other as they are with the ordinary townsfolk. This tension has recently been heightened by the return of two well-born murderers after receiving the King's pardon, showing no remorse but ready to confront those who helped convict them. And in the midst of this, Bartholomew the physician is called to the local mill to examine two corpses. It is almost a relief to be able to turn his back on the fractious town, but as always in Cambridge, everything is connected
    Murder by the book by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
    Close to the end of Easter term, 1358, the colleges of the University of Cambridge are at war over the creation of a Common Library. Scholars from the poorer hostels are delighted by the scheme, but others see it as a dangerous precedent, and demand that the project be abandoned. At the meeting of all the masters to discuss the matter, a book flies through the air striking one of their number and leaving him seriously wounded. Matthew Bartholomew is called upon for his skills as a physician, but his experience is even more in demand when a body is found floating inthe pond of the library's garden on the eve of its openining
    A summer of discontent by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
    A wicked deed by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
    The murder of a student priest prompts Matthew Bartholomew to investigate, uncovering superstition and heresy at the heart of the Suffolk Parish where he has been sent to formally accept a gift
    An order for death by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
    The schism of "nominalism" visits the Cambridge colleges, causing a riot and a murder that will lead Matthew Bartholomew to the doorstep of a priest who is trying to keep the peace
    The lost abbot : the nineteenth chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
    Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice. He is one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Peterborough's abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since. A feisty rabble-rouser is encouraging the poor to rise up against their overlords, the abbey is at war with a powerful goldsmith and his army of mercenaries, and there are bitter rivalries between competing shrines. One shrine is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a vicious felon who was executed for his crimes, but who has been venerated after miracles started occurring at his grave. It is not long before murder rears its head, and its first victim is Joan, the woman in charge of Oxforde's tomb
    A masterly murder by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
    A deadly brew by Susanna Gregory( Book )
    6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
    Sword of Shame : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )
    3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
    Five enthralling interlinked mysteries from Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden
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