Matthew Bartholomew has long found 13th century Cambridge a hotbed of intrigue, secrets, betrayals, plots and murders.
A trip to York with fellow scholars promises the physician a respite -- until he discovers that this city is no different to the other one.
Soon churchmen, lawyers and merchants are dropping like flies and Matthew has another convoluted and life-threatening mystery to solve, in this new paperback.
Why have several executors of the recently-deceased Archbishop's estate died in suspicious circumstances, and who are the spies passing secrets to the French in readiness for a long-feared
Historically credible but not so gritty as Gregory's Thomas Chaloner adventures or the novels of CJ Sansom and Rory Clements, this entertaining whodunnit sees Susanna Gregory on fine form.