The Lost Abbot

The Lost Abbot The latest episode in the popular Cambridge series of medieval mysteries featuring the physician cum sleuth Matthew BartholomewMatthew Bartholomew doesn t want to travel to Peterborough in the summer

  • Title: The Lost Abbot
  • Author: Susanna Gregory
  • ISBN: 9780751549737
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The latest episode in the popular Cambridge series of medieval mysteries, featuring the physician cum sleuth Matthew BartholomewMatthew Bartholomew doesn t want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice He is one of a party of Bishop s Commissioners, charged to diThe latest episode in the popular Cambridge series of medieval mysteries, featuring the physician cum sleuth Matthew BartholomewMatthew Bartholomew doesn t want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice He is one of a party of Bishop s Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Peterborough s abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since When the Commissioners arrive, they find the town in turmoil A feisty rabble rouser is encouraging the poor to rise up against their overlords, the abbey is at war with a powerful goldsmith and his army of mercenaries, and there are bitter rivalries between competing shrines One shrine is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a vicious felon who was executed for his crimes, but who has been venerated after miracles started occurring at his grave However, it is not long before murder rears its head, and its first victim is Joan, the woman incharge of Oxforde s tomb.

    The Lost Abbot Matthew Bartholomew, by Susanna Gregory The Lost Abbot is nineteenth in the Matthew Bartholomew series I won t attempt to summarise the plot as I don t think I could do it without letting loose a few spoilers Suffice it to say that it was well done, and a number of I am a fan of Susanna Gregory from her Thomas Chaloner series, so I ll read any of her books I can get my hands on. The Lost Abbot The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Nov , The Lost Abbot The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles Paperback July , The Lost Abbot Susanna Gregory The Lost Abbot The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew A mysteriously missing bishop, a sinister cult revolving around an executed murderer, and a vicious power struggle in the ancient abbey The Lost Abbot Historical Novel Society The Lost Abbot Written by Susanna Gregory Review by Audrey Braver In this, the th chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew, Matt and Michael along with their usual companions are sent as the Bishop s Commissioners to Petersborough Abbey to investigate the disappearance of Abbot Robert a month earlier Immediately, they become embroiled in a feud between the bedeswomen of St Thomas The Lost Abbot Audiobook by Susanna Gregory Audible The books ends as always with our friends captured by evildoers and endanger of being killed and how they finally escape to bring a resolution to the lost abbot Many of the characters in Gregory s book are based on real characters of the time. The Lost Abbot The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Nov , In the summer of Matthew Bartholomew finds himself one of a party of Bishop s Commissioners, sent north to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the Abbot of Peterborough He and his colleagues quickly learn that behind the beautiful faade of the Benedictine monastery there is a vicious struggle for power, and that not everyone would be happy to see the prelate s safe return. The lost abbot Book, WorldCat The lost abbot Susanna Gregory In the summer of Matthew Bartholomew finds himself one of a party of Bishop s Commissioners, sent north to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the Abbot of PDF The Lost Abbot Download Full PDF Book Download The Lost King of France is a moving and dramatic tale that interweaves a pivotal moment in France s history with a compelling detective story that involves pretenders to the crown, royalist plots and The Lost Abbot free PDF, CHM, EPUB, RTF Dec , The Lost Abbot by Susanna Gregory in CHM, EPUB, RTF download e book Welcome to our site, dear reader All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it s content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws We do not collect or store information about visitors of our site. The Lost Abbot Rakuten Kobo Jun , The Lost Abbot by Susanna Gregory Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Thanks for Sharing You submitted the following rating and review.

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    1. Susanna Gregory

      Susanna Gregory is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cruwys, a Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner s officer She writes detective fiction, and is noted for her series of mediaeval mysteries featuring Matthew Bartholomew, a teacher of medicine and investigator of murders in 14th century Cambridge.AKA Simon BeaufortShe writes detective fiction, and is noted for her series of mediaeval mysteries featuring Matthew Bartholomew, a teacher of medicine and investigator of murders in 14th century Cambridge.These books may have some aspects in common with the Ellis Peters Cadfael series, the mediaeval adventures of a highly intelligent Benedictine monk and herbalist who came to the Benedictine order late in an eventful life, bringing with him considerable secular experience and wisdom combined with a deal of native wit This sets him apart from his comparatively innocent and na ve monastic brethren His activities, both as a monk and a healer, embroil him in a series of mysterious crimes, both secular and monastic, and he enthusiastically assumes the r le of an amateur sleuth Sceptical of superstition, he is somewhat ahead of his time, and much accurate historical detail is woven into the adventures But there any resemblance to the comparatively warm hearted Cadfael series ends the tone and subject matter of the Gregory novels is far darker and does not shrink from portraying the harsh realities of life in the Middle Ages The first in the series, A Plague on Both Your Houses is set against the ravages of the Black Death and subsequent novels take much of their subject matter from the attempts of society to recover from this disaster.These novels bear the marks of much detailed research into mediaeval conditions many of the supporting characters have names taken from the documentation of the time, referenced at the end of each book and bring vividly to life the all pervading squalor of living conditions in England during the Middle Ages The deep rooted and pervasive practice of traditional leechcraft as it contrasts with the dawning science of evidence based medicine is a common bone of contention between Matthew and the students he teaches at Michaelhouse College now part of Trinity College, Cambridge , whilst the conflict between the students of Cambridge and the townsfolk continually threatens to escalate into violence.Another series of books, set just after the Restoration of Charles II and featuring Thomas Chaloner, detective and former spy, began with A Conspiracy of Violence published in January 2006, and continues with The Body in the Thames, published in hardback edition January 2011.

    473 thoughts on “The Lost Abbot”

    1. Once again Bartholomew and Michael are on the investigative road to find out the fate of a missing Abbott in Peterborough. They are accompanied by fellow collegians Langelee, William and Clippesby and of course Cynric, the book bearer and friend of Bartholomew. So their adventure begins and of course the plot twists and turns in their search for the Abbott. Ms Gregory explores class conflict in this time period, with Cynric joining a faction in the town, who claim to be against the inequality of [...]


    2. Gregory neither bores nor inspires: this is a readable and immediately forgettable novel that fits comfortably in its genre. This sounds like damning with faint praise, but that's not my intention. It's worth reading unless you have something more important to do. And if the latter is the case, why are you wasting time reading reviews?


    3. Fans of Matthew Bartholomew will enjoy this as I did but the series is getting tired and needs to be concluded soon. It is now very formulaic and the plots are getting too predictable even when they are, like here, away from Cambridge. This one is OK but could have been much better.


    4. I enjoy this series. The Matthew Bartholomew series have so many components that I enjoy, usually an educational setting, life in the Middle Ages, medicine and suspense.


    5. My criticism of this book is the same as it was for the previous books in this series. (1) Almost all of the characters are somehow "unlikeable", either arrogant, obnoxious or just plain evil. (2) The same technique is used to reveal the mystery in each story. The "bad guys" capture the "good guys" and just before they kill them they agree to lay out all their plans and confess to everything they've done. When I start a series I like to finish it, but this series has made that difficult. I need [...]


    6. Not as good as the blurb suggested. Didn't believe a word of it (except when confirmed by history). Didn't like anyone, so not very concerned about the dangers experienced by the "heroes".


    7. In The Lost Abbot, both Brother Matthew and his friend, Brother Michael, senior proctor of the university at Oxford, find out they aren't as good at reading characters as they thought they were. Commissioned by their bishop to find Abbot Robert of Peterborough, who has disappeared and is thought by many to be dead, the pair arrive at the small town in the company of four other representatives from Michaelhouse: Langelee, a former soldier and spy who is master of Michaelhouse, Clippesby (a brothe [...]


    8. I am a fan of Susanna Gregory from her Thomas Chaloner series, so I'll read any of her books I can get my hands on. Unfortunately I'm restricted to library books only at the moment, so this means I'm not able to read in sequence, just whatever I find on the shelves. The Lost Abbot is nineteenth in the Matthew Bartholomew series. I won't attempt to summarise the plot as I don't think I could do it without letting loose a few spoilers. Suffice it to say that it was well done, and a number of poten [...]


    9. This is the 19 book in the Matthew Bartholomew series, and I have enjoyed each and every one of them. Ms. Gregory' 14 century mystery series set in Cambridge, England is always one that brings history to life. The books are always very entertaining and the mysteries are always tricky. There is one thing that the books always have and that's lots of murder and mayhem with some light comic relief with Matt's portly friend Brother Michael, and with other members of Michaelhouse College. This book o [...]


    10. Although I do like the character Matthew Bartholomew, this one was a very hard slog to read. Set in Peterborough, the medic has been asked to try and help solve the disappearance of a lost Abbot who has been missing for a month.I found there was so much going on in this story - so many characters to keep track of, so many things happening with the plot, and it got a bit confusing. I think I prefer the books that are set in Cambridge as then there is at least a bit of familiarity in the surroundi [...]


    11. I have really enjoyed every book in this series, but this one marginally more than most because it is not set in Cambridge University but in a different location. Why is this better? Well, the author does not assume you already familiar with the buildings and roads and describes them with fresh eyes; she also focuses more on what has become the core group: Bartholomew, Michael, Clippsbey (I do love this character), William, Cynric, and Langlee; and it is slightly less suspenseful because certain [...]


    12. Right - it might not have been the best idea to start with No 19 in a series of 20! I ended up making myself a cast list! But my thanks to the community who to a man voted for this book.May be not the best written book in the bookshop - but an enjoyable read, with few swear words.& despite feeling that it might have been more in keeping with the Franciscan traditions to have William (a Franciscan) talk to the animals rather than Clippersby, a Dominican; just what's not to like in a characte [...]


    13. Published: 06/06/2013Author: Susanna GregoryRecommended for: fans of mediaeval murder mysteries Another really great book in the Matthew Bartholomew series! Susanna Gregory has done it again, another book that is hard to put down, it keeps your attention in the fast paced manner it is written in. We follow Matthew Bartholomew on yet another of his adventures and get sucked into the story. A book I would recommend for readers of murder mystery books!


    14. Once again the masters of Michaelhouse are on a road trip, this time to Peterborough, where Matthew went to school. Which means a lot of the recurring characters are absent, but that's OK because the people of Peterborough are pretty much just like the people of Cambridge. A lot of people die, Matthew & Michael wander around not seeming to accomplish much, and everything gets figured out in the end. So a typical entry in the series then


    15. Susanna Gregory is an intelligent, well-informed writer. Her continuing stories set in Cambridge in the early 14th century are well-thought out with interesting, well-rounded characters. I've read all all; #20 is sitting on my bookshelf. I would definitely recommend this series for anyone who enjoys historical mysteries.


    16. In this 19th adventure with Bartholomew, it is 1358 and he is travelling to Peterborough. He is part of Brother Micheal's retinue, who has been charged as the Bishop's Commissioner to discover the fate of the town's Abbot.


    17. I really enjoyed this romp familiar characters and a bizarre storyline. Really sad as this is the most up to date book and no more to look forward to please Suzanna I need more!



    18. Not as gripping as some in the past, but still enjoyable. Perhaps the time is coming for Matt to marry and Michael to move on?




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