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The Chancellor's Secret

(2021)
(Book 25 in the Matthew Bartholomew series)
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In 1360, the Great Bridge over the River Cam is close to collapse. To repair it will cost the town and the University dear, especially if its rotten wood is replaced by more durable stone. As arguments rage over raising the money other, equally heated, differences are coming to the boil over the election of a new Chancellor. While the majority support Brother Michael for the post, at least one of his opponents aims to seize it by fair means or foul. Then the discovery of a body under the bridge and the disappearance of two scholars throws a more sinister shadow over both disputes.

Matthew Bartholomew, the University's Corpse Examiner, already has his hands full: due to marry in under a fortnight, he is determined to conclude his teaching duties and deal with an outbreak of the summer flux before relinquishing his official duties. With more deaths, an 'accident' at the bridge and an increasing stench of corruption over the financing of the bridge's repairs, he realises he owes more to his soon-to-be former colleagues than to his future life as a secular doctor.

But will there be enough time for him to unveil the identities of those who seek to undermine both the town and the University, or will he prove powerless to protect those he loves from death or disgrace or worse?

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2021 : UK Hardback

Title: The Chancellor's Secret: The Twenty-Fifth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 0-7515-7948-3 / 978-0-7515-7948-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Chancellor's Secret: The Twenty-Fifth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere
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August 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Chancellor's Secret: The Twenty-Fifth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Book 25)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU