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Matthew Bartholomew, unorthodox but effective physician to Michaelhouse college in medieval Cambridge, is as worried as anyone about the pestilence that is ravaging Europe and seems to be approaching England. But he is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse - a death the University authorities do not want investigated.

But Matt is determined to get to the truth, leading him into a tangle of lies and intrigue that cause him to question the innocence of his closest friends - and even his family - just as the Black Death finally arrives.

A Plague on Both Your Houses is the book that introduced Matthew Bartholomew to the world.

©1996 Susanna Gregory (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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  • Derk
  • 2017-04-26

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Nice introduction to Bartholomew series. good story but at the end a bit too much plotting for my liking

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  • Sylvane
  • 2017-10-27

I don't faultl the reader

I fault the director or producer. I noticed at least 3 instances when the wrong word was said, but it wasn't caught.

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  • Wilkie Collins
  • 2018-01-12

Great Intro to a new series

Love that audible has every book in this series. David Thrope does a great job bringing all the wonderful characters to life.

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  • Susan
  • 2017-12-03

Couldn't finish it

I had read a Bartholomew novel from later in the series, so decided to read this one. I assume the author learned a lot about writing mysteries between this one and the later one. The mystery was boring; the characters very superficial, and the plague episodes were more of an interference than interesting.

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  • barbara
  • 2018-05-05

Good story

The plot might be a little too complicated but comes clear in the end. Great start to a promising series

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  • Gail N.
  • 2018-07-20

Gross, grisly, and horrible

The main character in this book is a doctor who has to deal with a huge number of corpses over the course of the the story. Some are murder victims and some died from bubonic plague. Sometimes they are fresh and other times they have been rotting for days. The descriptions were really offensive, but what was much worse is that the author has him handling the corpses and then wiping his face with his hands. And sometimes he puts his unwashed hands on other people's faces. I am not making this up. Really I couldn't listen to the entire sordid story and I am sorry if this language offends anyone, but better you know what you are getting before you decide to try this one on.

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