A Vein of Deceit

A Vein of Deceit

The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

Book - 2009
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Late one night in 1357, Bartholomew, a doctor associated with Cambridge's Michaelhouse College, receives a summons to attend an ailing pregnant woman, Joan Elyan. Despite his ministrations, Elyan dies, apparently from a dose of a medicine used to end pregnancy. To Bartholomew's horror, he finds that the drugs may have come from his own stores. The physician is further dismayed to learn of evidence of embezzlement from Michaelhouse by a trusted friend, who dies before he can be confronted.
Publisher: London : Sphere, c2009
ISBN: 9781847441102
Branch Call Number: MYS Greg
Characteristics: 468 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm


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Mar 07, 2016

I have read the whole series. I love the detail and you feel as if you are living in the 14th century. There is also some humour so which is always nice when you are on the edge of your set. I tracked down most of the series through Inter Library Loans.

Feb 06, 2013

It's not bad, but I took forever to fnish it, and every time I picked it up I'd forgotten who was who, and didn't really care. The plot is very complex, but for some reason the characters did not grab me at all.


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