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0751562637
Book:The habit of murder; Susanna Gregory:2017 The habit of murder; Susanna Gregory
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Author: Gregory, Susanna
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: CRIME
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Sphere, 2017
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780751562637
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In 1360 a deputation from Cambridge ventures to the Suffolk town of Clare in the hope that the wealthy Elizabeth de Burgh has left a legacy to Michaelhouse. Yet when they arrive they discover that the report of her death is false and that the college seems destined for bankruptcy. Determined to see if some of its well-heeled citizens can be persuaded to sponsor Michaelhouse, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael and Master Langelee become enmeshed in the town's politics. They quickly discover that a great many other people in Clare have recently met untimely deaths. These killings, combined with the arrogance Lady de Burgh has shown over the refurbishment of the church and the grotesque behaviour of some of her entourage, have created a dangerous restlessness in the town: an atmosphere intensified when yet more murders occur.
Series: The Matthew Bartholomew chronicles, 23
Additional information: 424 pages, map (black and white), 23 cm, hbk
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