A Grave Concern : Matthew Bartholomew

  • by Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Matthew Bartholomew
  • 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Identifying the murderer of the Chancellor of the university is not the only challenge facing physician Matthew Bartholomew. Many of his patients have been made worse by the ministrations of a 'surgeon' recently arrived from Nottingham, his sister is being rooked by the mason she has commissioned to build her husband's tomb and his friend, Brother Michael, has been offered a bishopric which will cause him to leave Cambridge.
Brother Michael, keen to leave the university in good order, is determined that the new Chancellor will be a man of his choosing. The number of contenders putting themselves forward for election threatens to get out of control, then more deaths in mysterious circumstances make it appear that someone is taking extreme measures to manipulate the competition.
With passions running high and a bold killer at large, both Bartholomew and Brother Michael fear the very future of the university is at stake.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent series, looking for more in audio

What made the experience of listening to A Grave Concern the most enjoyable?

Susanna Gregory has developed an excellent series, maintaining certain enjoyable and evolving characters throughout the series while always introducing new people, new history to the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matthew, the complexity of his character grows.

Would you listen to another book narrated by David Thorpe?

Not sure; there was rather a lot of what seemed like over-dramatization - as much as I loved the story, I was tempted to fast forward through some of the more emotional scenes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Greed. politics, and scheming... a historical curriculum.

Any additional comments?

I do hope audiobooks of the earlier books in this series are done, especially if they are narrated by Andrew Wincott.

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- Julie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK