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The Hand of Justice

Category: Book
By (author): Gregory, Susanna
Series: Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Published: May 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.00in x 4.25in x 1.37in
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From The Publisher*In Cambridge 1355 the colleges of the fledgling university are as much at odds with each other as they are with the ordinary townfolk. This tension has recently been heightened by the return of two well-born murderers after receiving the King's pardon, showing no remorse but ready to confront those who helped convict them. And in the midst of this Bartholomew the physician is called to the local mill to examine two corpses. It is almost a relief to be able to turn his back on the fractious town, but as always in Cambridge nothing is disconnected.
Review Quote*Religious relics, simpletons, millers, unmitigated cold, unclean clerics and arrogant townsfolk pepper the Gregory novels, and you can smell medieval Cambridge, tasting the filth as you read.-HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
Biographical Note

Susanna Gregory was a police officer in Leeds before taking up an academic career. She has served as an environmental consultant, worked seventeen field seasons in the polar regions, and has taught comparative anatomy and biological anthropology.

She is the creator of the Matthew Bartholomew series of mysteries set in medieval Cambridge and the Thomas Chaloner adventures in Restoration London, and now lives in Wales with her husband, who is also a writer.