Customer Review

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Cadfael, 16 Jan. 2007
This review is from: A Plague On Both Your Houses: 1: The First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew) (Paperback)
This is a fantastic medieval mystery and a glorious introduction to the Matthew Bartholomew series. I've read them all now, and they really should be read in sequence, so if you are considering reading these chronicles, this is the best place to start. One of the best things about this book, and in fact the whole series, is that they are wonderfully atmospheric - so much so that you can actually feel yourself transported to medieval Cambridge. The characters are well-defined and the story provides some real surprises - all necessary for a good murder mystery. The temptation is, of course, to compare this series with the Cadfael books by Ellis Peters. Having read both, I would say that Susanna Gregory's are superior in every way. In particular, they are less formulaic than Cadfael and in my opinion, readers are therefore less likely to become bored with the Matthew Bartholomew series.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Scotland

Top Reviewer Ranking: 344,697