Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse college in medieval Cambridge, is as worried as anyone about the pestilence that is ravaging Europe and seems to be approaching England. But he is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse - a death the University authorities do not want investigated. But Matt is determined to get to the truth, leading him into a tangle of lies and intrigue that cause him to question the innocence of his closest friends - and even his family - just as the Black Death finally arrives...
|Publisher||Soundings Audio; 2017|
A BONE OF CONTENTION
Hysteria , superstition and rioting are rife in Cambridge in the aftermath of the Black Death. When a human skeleton is discovered and then a student is brutally murdered, Matthew Bartholomew starts to suspect that the two deaths and the riots are linked.
THE LOST ABBOT
Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with 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.
AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
In 1350, as the people of Cambridge struggle to overcome the Black Death, the body of a friar is found hidden in the University. As more strange deaths occur Matthew Bartholomew is called away from his teaching to investigate.
A VEIN OF DECEIT
There are problems in the finances of Michaelhouse College, Cambridge, and when the Brother in charge of the account books dies, it becomes apparent that he has been engaged in fraud. Meanwhile Matthew Bartholomew, concerned about the theft of some pennyroyal from his herbarium, discovers a link with the fraud.