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Mystery In The Minster: The Seventeenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew) Paperback – 7 Jun 2012


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; Reprint edition (7 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751542598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751542592
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susanna Gregory was a police officer in Leeds before taking up an academic career. She has served as an environmental consultant, doing fieldwork with whales, seals and walruses during seventeen field seasons in the polar regions, and has taught comparative anatomy and biological anthropology.

She is the creator of the Thomas Chaloner series of mysteries set in Restoration London as well as the Matthew Bartholomew books, and now lives in Wales with her husband, who is also a writer.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Sep 2011
Format: Hardcover
I love a crime story that takes me to an old world, gives me a story I can get into as well as giving me a special flavour that demonstrates that mankind hasn't evolved as far as we think we have. This title by Susanna is well written and whilst the 17th story in the series it's one that you can pick up and enjoy without having read the others. It has great twists, some wonderfully deceptive sleight of hand and a mystery that will puzzle and mystify to the end. Great fun all in and one that was a real joy to read. Cracking.
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historicaly,politicaly,socialy and religously great, well written with memorable characters and plots would like to have purchased it as a series instead of seventeen individual purchases, why was book seventeen twice the price of the others, should be looked at. ill be reading more of this authors work
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By travelswithadiplomat on 2 Dec 2011
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Susanna Gregory opens her latest Matthew Bartholomew mystery at the deathbed of Archbishop Zouche in July 1352. He is commending his soul to God and his affairs to nine executors who are commissioned both to say obits to lessen his time in Purgatory and build a Chapel for him. Scamper forward nearly six years and we meet a new Michaelhouse tutor. John Radeforde is a lawyer whose opportune position ensures he joins Michael, Langelee, Bartholomew, and Cynric who all go to York when the Master of Michaelhouse enters the common room waving a letter to claim the parish and Church at Huntingdon. The incumbent priest, Cotyngham, is incapacitated, presumed witless and this has triggered the clause in the Will of the six-year deceased Archbishop Zouche.
After a journey north our Cambridge fellowship meet the vicars-choral of York Minster - represented by Sub-Chanter Ellis and his two assistants, the "henchman" Cave and "pretty" Jafford - who dispute the codicil that grants the Michaelhouse scholars the rights to Huntingdon, demanding they produce it and hiring the odious Carmelite lawyer, Dalfeld to represent them. Fairly swiftly both sides square up, each claiming to have supporters who "heard" about Zouche's real wishes. It means that by chapter Two Matthew narrowly escapes a chicken-fletched arrow that severely wounds Sir William Longton, brother to his more unsavoury brother John, the mayor who is obsessed (like Langelee) with French spies and besting the merchants headed by Gisbyrn.
Gregory has taken us from Cambridge to York and given us a host of new characters to understand. Two plots run through the novel - the first to gain the codicil and thus Huntingdon, the other to locate the French spies. All of this against teeming rain that threatens to flood the city.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By stephen barlow on 17 Sep 2011
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Usual matthew Bartholomew fare,but this time the scholars visit York to claim an inheritence for michaelhouse college.I can't help thinking it's about time matthew's girlfriend mattilde was brought back on the scene,or he got himself a new girlfriend.
There were plenty of murders and the strange characters the author populates her stories with were here in abundance and the ending was particularly interesting.I for one can't wait for the next installment.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Lacroix on 3 May 2013
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Not only is the story annoying, the characters wooden and the dialogue dire it is also extremely repetitious. I didn't count how many times we were told the same things over and over but had I done so I doubt the count would have been less than fifty times for "Zouche was a good man..." and since nearly all the characters either alive or dead are treated in the same way I quickly lost all patience with this story. It's as if the author thinks her readers suffer with Alzheimer's and need constant reminders of what has already been stated several times. It's not often that you find such a convoluted but at the same time totally uninteresting piece of writing. I couldn't wait for it to be over! I also really disliked the author's clumsy way with adverbs. Each page must have at least one. The characters keep saying things meaningfully or spitefully or threateningly or convincingly or menacingly or grudgingly or just anything ending in ly.As for the ending, yes, there was some surprise in it but the style is so poor it reads like a teenager wrote it. A dire experience indeed!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Bolton on 18 Mar 2013
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This story gets more involved and I found it impossible after a time to remember about whom she was writing. There are too many characters and sub-plots. They are written against the background of the Minster as she supposed it to be. As someone who knows the Minster and York well I found the novel irritating . Whilst I persevered I was glad to put it down in the end, full of disappointment.
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By Janet Wilson on 28 Oct 2013
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Couldn't put it down!! The whole series of Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles is the same!! It's 13th century setting is fascinating.
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By SuziB on 22 Oct 2013
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I'm now starting to twitch a little bit as there's only 2 more books left in this series & I'm not sure what I'll do without Matthew Bartholomew in medieval Cambridge to escape to!
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