Murder by the Book (Matthew Bartholomew #18)

Murder by the Book (Matthew Bartholomew #18)

The 18th episode in the popular Cambridge series of medieval mysteries, featuring the physician-cum-sleuth, Matthew Bartholomew It is drawing near to the end of term, and the University at Cambridge is in turmoil over the opening of a new Common Library. There is an attack on one of the masters at a meeting to discuss the matter, and a body is found floating in the pond in The 18th episode in the popular Cambridge series of medieval mysteries, featuring the physician-cum-sleuth, Matthew Ba...

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Title:Murder by the Book (Matthew Bartholomew #18)
Author:Susanna Gregory
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Murder by the Book
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Murder by the Book (Matthew Bartholomew #18) Reviews

  • Mary
    Jun 11, 2012

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

    I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the last couple of entries in the series. The annoying academics weren't as annoyingly annoying as they have been recently. And the plot was so complicated that I didn't notice if it was similar to any previous books. ...

  • Manybooks
    Jan 16, 2012

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

  • Linda
    Jul 01, 2012

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

    I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the last couple of entries in the series. The annoying academics weren't as annoyingly annoying as they have been recently. And the plot was so complicated that I didn't notice if it was similar to any previous books. ...

    Well-written and a complex plot always make for a wonderful read and the eighteenth Matthew Bartholomew book does not disappoint. ...

  • Shirley Schwartz
    Apr 04, 2014

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

  • Mitch McCrimmon
    Mar 21, 2016

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

    I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the last couple of entries in the series. The annoying academics weren't as annoyingly annoying as they have been recently. And the plot was so complicated that I didn't notice if it was similar to any previous books. ...

    Well-written and a complex plot always make for a wonderful read and the eighteenth Matthew Bartholomew book does not disappoint. ...

    This one was a good one. Cambridge University has plans for a common library, something that splits the university in half because after all, poor people reading books, the horrors! Meanwhile Matthew and Michael are investigating the mysterious deaths of four bodies found in a pond in ...

    My actual score would be two and a half stars, but I rounded down since I have the same complaints as in the other books in this series. Virtually all the characters that Matthew Bartholomew runs into are either evil, avaricious, glutinous or just plain annoying. Can't he meet anyone w...

    Complex plot, but highly readable ...

    I picked this book up discounted in a store that was closing down not really sure what to expect, but I have to say that it?s one of the best murder mystery novels I?ve read other than Agatha Christie. I think the fact that it?s a historical novel helped too, I?ve always had a ...

    I have now read 18 of the books in this series and will read the remaining few. They are a bit long and somewhat similar in that the ending is always a bit farcical because of so much happening all at once. However, I really love the setting - mid 1300s Cambridge, England and the chara...

  • William
    May 13, 2017

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

    I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the last couple of entries in the series. The annoying academics weren't as annoyingly annoying as they have been recently. And the plot was so complicated that I didn't notice if it was similar to any previous books. ...

    Well-written and a complex plot always make for a wonderful read and the eighteenth Matthew Bartholomew book does not disappoint. ...

    This one was a good one. Cambridge University has plans for a common library, something that splits the university in half because after all, poor people reading books, the horrors! Meanwhile Matthew and Michael are investigating the mysterious deaths of four bodies found in a pond in ...

    My actual score would be two and a half stars, but I rounded down since I have the same complaints as in the other books in this series. Virtually all the characters that Matthew Bartholomew runs into are either evil, avaricious, glutinous or just plain annoying. Can't he meet anyone w...

  • Laura Jane
    Nov 29, 2013

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

  • Lacer
    Sep 18, 2017

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

    I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the last couple of entries in the series. The annoying academics weren't as annoyingly annoying as they have been recently. And the plot was so complicated that I didn't notice if it was similar to any previous books. ...

    Well-written and a complex plot always make for a wonderful read and the eighteenth Matthew Bartholomew book does not disappoint. ...

    This one was a good one. Cambridge University has plans for a common library, something that splits the university in half because after all, poor people reading books, the horrors! Meanwhile Matthew and Michael are investigating the mysterious deaths of four bodies found in a pond in ...

  • G.
    Feb 08, 2016

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

    I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the last couple of entries in the series. The annoying academics weren't as annoyingly annoying as they have been recently. And the plot was so complicated that I didn't notice if it was similar to any previous books. ...

    Well-written and a complex plot always make for a wonderful read and the eighteenth Matthew Bartholomew book does not disappoint. ...

    This one was a good one. Cambridge University has plans for a common library, something that splits the university in half because after all, poor people reading books, the horrors! Meanwhile Matthew and Michael are investigating the mysterious deaths of four bodies found in a pond in ...

    My actual score would be two and a half stars, but I rounded down since I have the same complaints as in the other books in this series. Virtually all the characters that Matthew Bartholomew runs into are either evil, avaricious, glutinous or just plain annoying. Can't he meet anyone w...

    Complex plot, but highly readable ...

    I picked this book up discounted in a store that was closing down not really sure what to expect, but I have to say that it?s one of the best murder mystery novels I?ve read other than Agatha Christie. I think the fact that it?s a historical novel helped too, I?ve always had a ...

  • Mavis Hewitt
    Jun 19, 2017

    More interesting and probable (as well as better written and more thoroughly edited) than some of the recent installments of the Matthew Bartholomew series, I have found Susanna Gregory's Murder by the Book both enlightening and engaging (and I guess I should probably admit that I don'...

    Murder and mayhem Susanna Gregory style. This addition to the Matthew Bartholomew series is good, but I thought it not quite as good as others in this series. There are even more deaths than usual in this book, and Matthew and Michael are hard-pressed to keep up with the bodies that ke...

    The scholars, clerics and townsfolk of 14th century Cambridge are usually at each other's throats and this time it is the Colleges and the hostels that are bitterly divided about the plans for a new Central Library to be funded by a wealthy local merchant. As a result, Dr Matthew Barth...

    I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the last couple of entries in the series. The annoying academics weren't as annoyingly annoying as they have been recently. And the plot was so complicated that I didn't notice if it was similar to any previous books. ...

    Well-written and a complex plot always make for a wonderful read and the eighteenth Matthew Bartholomew book does not disappoint. ...

    This one was a good one. Cambridge University has plans for a common library, something that splits the university in half because after all, poor people reading books, the horrors! Meanwhile Matthew and Michael are investigating the mysterious deaths of four bodies found in a pond in ...

    My actual score would be two and a half stars, but I rounded down since I have the same complaints as in the other books in this series. Virtually all the characters that Matthew Bartholomew runs into are either evil, avaricious, glutinous or just plain annoying. Can't he meet anyone w...

    Complex plot, but highly readable ...