A Vein of Deceit: The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory

A Vein of Deceit: The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory

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The latest episode in the popular series of mediaeval mysteries, featuring the physician-cum-sleuth, Matthew Bartholomew.

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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 provisions. It is only when the Brother in charge of the account books dies unexpectedly that some sort of explanation is revealed: he has been paying large amounts of money for goods the college itself has never received. Although shocked by this evidence of fraud, Matthew is more concerned with the disappearance from his herbarium of a quantity of pennyroyal, a preparation known to cause a woman to miscarry, and a pregant visitor to his sister's household has died from an overdose of pennyroyal. Had she meant to abort her child or had someone else wanted to ensure she was unable to provide an heir to her husband's wealthy estates? When Matthew learns that it was her husband who had received Michaelhouse's money for undelivered goods he begins to search for other connections and exposes a very treacherous vein of deceit.

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SKU GOR001843615
Title A Vein of Deceit: The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author By (author) Susanna Gregory
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0751539155
ISBN 13 9780751539158
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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 provisions. It is only when the Brother in charge of the account books dies unexpectedly that some sort of explanation is revealed: he has been paying large amounts of money for goods the college itself has never received. Although shocked by this evidence of fraud, Matthew is more concerned with the disappearance from his herbarium of a quantity of pennyroyal, a preparation known to cause a woman to miscarry, and a pregant visitor to his sister's household has died from an overdose of pennyroyal. Had she meant to abort her child or had someone else wanted to ensure she was unable to provide an heir to her husband's wealthy estates? When Matthew learns that it was her husband who had received Michaelhouse's money for undelivered goods he begins to search for other connections and exposes a very treacherous vein of deceit.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001843615
Title A Vein of Deceit: The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author By (author) Susanna Gregory
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0751539155
ISBN 13 9780751539158
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No