Ely in 1354 is a hotbed of insurrection. When the Bishop of Ely is accused of murder, Brother Michael and his physician colleague, Bartholomew, are dispatched to sort out the mess. Upon arriving, they encounter a band of gypsies, a mysterious spate of robberies, a nasty novice monk, and another murder!
APPEAL: Authentic historical detail and a compelling mystery combine to form a must-read.
NOTES (language, violence, sex, humor, satire):
8th in the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew series.
Cambridge, England, Ely, monks, gypsies, poisons
DATE/STAFF: 2/8/2013 / KD