Tarnished Chalice

The Twelfth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Genre: Self Help
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (15 discs)
Product Number: CP460
Released: Aug 24, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428166790
Narrator/s: Andrew Wincott
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On a bitter winter evening in 1356, Matthew Bartholomew and Brother Michael arrive in Lincoln- Michael to accept an honour from the cathedral, and Bartholomew to look for the woman he wants to marry. It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine-one guest has already been murdered.

Professional reviews

"Getting acquainted with all the ecclesiastical titles and the roles of church functionaries poses an initial problem for listeners of this fourteenth-century murder mystery set in the cathedral town of Lincoln. Narrator Andrew Wincott helps us through the clerical confusion, as well as portraying town activists with an impressive array of unique voices. While the first chapters are difficult going, the pace eventually picks up, and listeners become as eager as poor Brother Michael to find out who is behind a series of poisonings. Like all Gregory novels, this one shows in-depth scholarship and attention to historical detail. We're lucky to have Wincott's energetic telling to help us through the meandering passages. D.L.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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