The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory

The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory

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In the summer of 1358 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 facade 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. This unrest and discontent seems to have spread throughout the town, and there are bitter rivalries between competing shrines and the financial benefits of the relics they hold. One of these shrines is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a robber and murderer who was executed for his crimes, but who has been venerated ever since miracles started occurring at his grave. But when Bartholomew and his friend Brother Michael go to investigate, they find murder instead...

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SKU GOR005946823
Title The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author By (author) Susanna Gregory
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 0751549746
ISBN 13 9780751549744
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.
Description

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In the summer of 1358 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 facade 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. This unrest and discontent seems to have spread throughout the town, and there are bitter rivalries between competing shrines and the financial benefits of the relics they hold. One of these shrines is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a robber and murderer who was executed for his crimes, but who has been venerated ever since miracles started occurring at his grave. But when Bartholomew and his friend Brother Michael go to investigate, they find murder instead...
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005946823
Title The Lost Abbot: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author By (author) Susanna Gregory
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 0751549746
ISBN 13 9780751549744
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.