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The Chancellor's Secret: The Twenty-Fifth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Book 25) Kindle Edition
About the Author
Susanna Gregory was a police officer in Leeds before taking up an academic career. She has served as an environmental consultant, worked seventeen field seasons in the polar regions, and has taught comparative anatomy and biological anthropology.
She is the creator of the Matthew Bartholomew series of mysteries set in medieval Cambridge and the Thomas Chaloner adventures in Restoration London, and now lives in Wales with her husband, who is also a writer.
- ASIN : B08GPKRHF2
- Publisher : Sphere (5 August 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1477 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 416 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 60,910 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Storytelling is as ever of a top-notch quality, the story is superbly executed, all characters, whether great real historical or fantastic fictional, come vividly to life within this astounding medieval mystery, and the times and atmosphere of Cambridge in the 1360s come brilliantly off the pages.
At the beginning of the book you'll find a well-drawn map of Cambridge in the AD1360s, while at the end you'll notice an Historical Note, where the historical details concerning certain people and places are wonderfully described and explained by the author.
The book starts off with a short prologue, set in early June, AD1360, with the murder of John Baldok by unseen hands, and this murder is the prelude of much more mayhem and murders to come.
The main story is set in the very hot month of July, AD1360, with on the one hand the Benedictine Brother Michael, who after having been voted Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, is in the background dealing and negotiating with three of the King's Vicars-General about his appointment and other secret things concerning Cambridge University, namely William Teofle, John Tinmouth and Thomas Ely, while on the other hand our main protagonist, the Physician Matthew Bartholomew, is left mainly on his own with the investigations of the increasingly number of murders in Cambridge, but later on he will be assisted by the Franciscan, Father William, and in his own remarkable way, the unforgettable Dominican and animal-whisperer, John Clippesby.
What is to follow is an action-packed and tremendous medieval mystery, where Matthew has his hands full in his attempts to solve these murders and sometimes he will also be heading in the wrong direction, before important pieces will finally fall into place, and this puzzle of mayhem and murders will be completed when all the pieces are fitted together and the culprit(s) are revealed in a most dramatic fashion, and this incredible series will thus also end in a most compelling and enjoyable way with Matilde and Matthew finding their domestic bliss.
Highly recommended, for although this is the last exploit of Matthew and Michael, let it be said that this final episode is an excellent, exciting and thrilling volume, and that's why I want to call this fantastic outing: "A Most Wonderful Bartholomew Farewell"!
The body count in this book is ridiculous and the murders very far fetched, the plot didn't make sense. The new characters in this book were poorly drawn and it was difficult to get a handle on what they were like.
The new senior protector was ridiculous in previous books he wouldn't have been tolerated for a moment.
Then the ending was sugar coated for Matthew and Mathilda to live happily ever after,altogether not up to her usual standard.