Book List in Order:39 titles

  • In the spring of 1666 everyone's first reaction to a sudden death at the palace of White Hall is that the plague has struck, but the killing of Thomas Chiffinch was by design, not disease. Chiffinch was holder of two influential posts - Keeper of the...


  • In 1360 Edward III issues a call to arms, as sporadic attacks by the French threaten to turn into a full-blown invasion. In Cambridge, fear of the enemy is magnified by the belief that foreign agents are lurking in the area. Tension runs ever higher ...


  • By January 1666 the plague has almost disappeared from London, leaving its surviving population diminished and in poverty. The resentment against those who had fled to the country turns to outrage as the court and its followers return, their licentio...


  • 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...


  • In another historical adventure from Susanna Gregory, Chaloner the spy investigates a murder in a plague-ravaged 17th century LondonThe plague raging through London in 1665 has emptied the city. The only people left are those too poor to flee, or tho...


  • The twenty second chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew. Identifying the murderer of the Chancellor of the University is not the only challenge facing physician Matthew Bartholomew. Many of his patients have been made worse by the ministrations of a 'surg...


  • The eleventh historical adventure from Susanna Gregory featuring 17th-century spy Thomas ChalonerIn the sapping summer heat of 1665 there is little celebration in London of the naval victory at the Battle of Lowestoft. The King, his retinue and anyon...


  • In 1358, over a century after its foundation in Cambridge, the college of Michaelhouse is facing a serious shortfall of funds and competition from upstarts rivals such as Zachary Hostel. Their problems are made no easier by the hostility of the town'...


  • Another excellent historical adventure from Susanna Gregory, featuring 17th-century spy Thomas Chaloner London in the spring of 1665 is a city full of fear. There is plague in the streets of St. Giles, the Dutch fleet is preparing to invade, and a...






  • The University should have been delighted when an influential courtier decides to found a new College in Cambridge, but the older Colleges are jealous of the newcomer's ostentatious wealth, and the townsfolk bitterly resent yet another academic found...


  • The ninth adventure for Chaloner sees the Restoration London spy foil a conspiracy In 1665 England faces war with the Dutch and the capital is awash with rumors of conspiracy and sedition. These are more frenetic than normal because of the recent...


  • The latest episode in the popular Cambridge series of medieval mysteries, featuring the physician-cum-sleuth Matthew Bartholomew Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely J...


  • Superspy of Restoration London, Thomas Chaloner foils an uprising in his eighth outing. Five years after Charles II's triumphant return to London there is growing mistrust of his extravagant court and of corruption among his officials -- and when ...


  • 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 Li...


  • The seventh Thomas Chaloner adventure in Restoration London Thomas Chaloner is relieved to be summoned back to London after his master, the Earl of Clarendon, sent him to Tangier to investigate a case of corruption. Chaloner will be glad to be home ...


  • In 1358 the fledging college of Michaelhouse in Cambridge is in need of extra funds. A legacy from the Archbishop of York of a parish close to that city promises a welcome source of income. However, there has been another claim to its ownership and i...


  • London swelters in a heatwave in the summer of 1664, and in the corridors of power the temperature is equally high as an outbreak of war with the Dutch threatens to become a reality.--------------------------------The sixth adventure in the Thomas Ch...


  • Matthew Bartholomew's sixteenth adventure finds him racing to save the university When a wealthy benefactor is found dead in Michaelhouse, Brother Michael and Matthew Bartholomew must find the culprit before the College is accused of foul play. At t...


  • 1664. There is an electric air of foreboding on the streets of London. An atmosphere Thomas Chaloner fears will only take a small spark to ignite into another civil war. . .----------------------------------The fifth adventure in the Thomas Chaloner ...


  • The fifteenth chronicle in the Matthew Bartholomew series.There is something very amiss in the finances of Michaelhouse. Despite a new influx of well-heeled students, there is an acute lack of funds for the upkeep of the buildings, even for decent pr...


  • After the Puritan ban on Christmas festivities, Restoration London is awash with excess between Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night, but the two men found in Westminster Hall had not died from a surfeit of gluttony, but from poison. The Lord Chancellor a...


  • Rumours of plague threaten Cambridge again, ten years after the Black Death had almost laid waste to the town. Neither the church nor its priests had defended people from the disease and now they turn elsewhere for protection, to pagan ritual and mag...


  • Thomas Chaloner, just returned from a clandestine excursion to Spain and Portugal on behalf of the Queen, finds London dank and grey under leaden skies. Although he has only been away for a short while, he finds many things changed, including the gov...


  • In the year 1357 Cambridge University is in a sorry state. Beautiful from a distance, in close-up it's dirty and pot-holed. Careful examination of its finances reveals holes there as well. The town's landlords are demanding huge rent increases for th...


  • London, 1663. Rebellion is in the air. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but he soon realizes that England's capital is no haven of peace. Ordered to investigate the...


  • in Sword of Shame

    The Latin inscription carved on the gleaming blade read “He who lives in falsehood slays his soul; he who lies, his honor.” If only they had known how true those words would prove to be. The Sword of Shame was lovingly crafted by a Saxon swordsmi...


  • 1356. On a bitter winter evening, Matthew Bartholomew and Brother Michael arrive in Lincoln--Michael to accept an honor from the cathedral, and Bartholomew to look for the woman he wants to wed. It is not long before they learn that the friary in whi...


  • Susanna Gregory, author of the Matthew Bartholomew series of medieval mysteries, has created another compelling fictional detective set in Restoration London.--------------------------------------------The first adventure in the Thomas Chaloner serie...


  • It is February 1355, and Oxford has exploded in one of the most serious riots of its turbulent history. Fearing for their lives, the scholars flee the city, and some choose the University at Cambridge as their refuge. They don’t remain safe for lon...






  • Cambridge, February 1355 and as the worst snows in living memory begin to melt, a long frozen body is revealed... As the temperature gradually rises in the Fenland town, the passions of its citizens also emerge from the winter chill. A skeletal ha...


  • Christmas 1354, and in Cambridge the winter is as bad as anyone can remember. But however cold the weather gets, for two individuals it is about to get even colder. A drunken attempt at blackmail by Norbert Tulyet, errant scholar of the Franciscan...


  • Cambridgeshire, August 1354 -- and the Bishop of Ely is accused of a most terrible murder ... Glovere was steward to Lady Blanche de Wake, a close relative of the King. A nasty, malicious gossip, his body was discovered by the banks of the River Ous...


  • Cambridge, March 1354, and the cause of murder is once more on the mind of Matthew Bartholomew... It is a time of division and denomination at the great university. The Carmelites and Dominicans are at theological loggerheads, so much so that the...


  • Cambridge, 1353 - It is a damp, gloomy November day, and the body by the Cam is just the beginning of the intrigue in store for Michaelhouse... Physician Matthew Bartholomew recognised the deceased as the book-bearer of the Michaelhouse Fellow John ...


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    Matthew Bartholomew, doctor of medicine and fellow of Michaelhouse, Cambridge, is traveling with a party from the college to accept the gift of a parish church in Suffolk. But when the benefactor begins to unduly rush the deed to legalize the transfe...


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    Pestilence, poison and priests can be a deadly brew... The winter of 1353 brings new confusion to the people of Cambridge. Torrential rains spread fever to the poor and make travelling hazardous along the town's outlaw-infested roads. Then three m...


  • Cambridge, 1392. Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse College, is called to examine some mysterious bones found in the King's Ditch. Next day he is called to the Ditch again: a student has been found dead there. Meanwhile, there is unrest i...


  • In 1350, Cambridge lies ravaged by the Black Death. Plague victims fill its graveyards, hunger haunts its filthy alleys, and superstitious folk blame the Church. Crime flourishes, too: three harlots are found with slit throats and branded feet, a fri...


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    "A Plague on Both Your Houses" introduces the physician Matthew Bartholomew . . . whose unorthodox but effective treatment of his patients frequently draws accusations of heresy from his more traditional colleagues. Besides his practice, Bartholom...