The Lost Abbot The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

by Susanna Gregory

Part of the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Series

Historical Fiction

The Lost Abbot The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew Synopsis

In the summer of 1358 Matthew Bartholomew finds himself one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, sent north to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the Abbot of Peterborough. He and his colleagues quickly learn that behind the beautiful facade of the Benedictine monastery there is a vicious struggle for power, and that not everyone would be happy to see the prelate's safe return. This unrest and discontent seems to have spread throughout the town, and there are bitter rivalries between competing shrines and the financial benefits of the relics they hold. One of these shrines is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a robber and murderer who was executed for his crimes, but who has been venerated ever since miracles started occurring at his grave. But when Bartholomew and his friend Brother Michael go to investigate, they find murder instead...

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ISBN: 9780751549744
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751549744
Publication date: 5th June 2014
Author: Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical mysteries,

About Susanna Gregory

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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