book cover of The Habit of Murder
Added by 11 of our members

The Habit of Murder

(2017)
(Book 23 in the Matthew Bartholomew series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

One of the victims is a fellow traveller of the Michaelhouse contingent, and Matthew Bartholomew and Brother Michael feel honour-bound to identify his killer. It is a hunt which takes them deep into Clare's murky foundations and which threatens their own survival as well as that of their beloved college.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Tombland
(Shardlake, book 7)
C J Sansom
thumb
The Mansions of Murder
(Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, book 18)
Paul Doherty
thumb
Bloodmoon
(Sister Fidelma, book 29)
Peter Tremayne

Used availability for Susanna Gregory's The Habit of Murder

Hardback Editions

August 2017 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 0-7515-6263-7 / 978-0-7515-6263-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 0-7515-6264-5 / 978-0-7515-6264-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Habit Of Murder
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 1-4079-6775-4 / 978-1-4079-6775-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Habit Of Murder
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 1-4079-6776-2 / 978-1-4079-6776-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty-Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty-Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty-Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty-Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Book 23)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Habit of Murder: The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA