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Susanna Gregory is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cruwys, a Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner's officer. She writes detective fiction, and is noted for her series of mediaeval mysteries featuring Matthew Bartholomew, a teacher of medicine and investigator of murders in 14th-century Cambridge.

These books may have some aspects in common with the Ellis Peters Cadfael series, the mediaeval adventures of a highly intelligent Benedictine monk and herbalist who came to the Benedictine order late in an eventful life, bringing with him considerable secular experience and wisdom combined with a deal of native wit. This sets him apart from his comparatively innocent and naíve monastic brethren. His activities, both as a monk and a healer, embroil him in a series of mysterious crimes, both secular and monastic, and he enthusiastically assumes the róle of an amateur sleuth. Sceptical of superstition, he is somewhat ahead of his time, and much accurate historical detail is woven into the adventures. But there any resemblance to the comparatively warm-hearted Cadfael series ends: the tone and subject matter of the Gregory novels is far darker and does not shrink from portraying the harsh realities of life in the Middle Ages. The first in the series, A Plague on Both Your Houses is set against the ravages of the Black Death and subsequent novels take much of their subject matter from the attempts of society to recover from this disaster.

These novels bear the marks of much detailed research into mediaeval conditions - many of the supporting characters have names taken from the documentation of the time, referenced at the end of each book - and bring vividly to life the all-pervading squalor of living conditions in England during the Middle Ages. The deep-rooted and pervasive practice of traditional leechcraft as it contrasts with the dawning science of evidence-based medicine is a common bone of contention between Matthew and the students he teaches at Michaelhouse College (now part of Trinity College, Cambridge), whilst the conflict between the students of Cambridge and the townsfolk continually threatens to escalate into violence.

Another series of books, set just after the Restoration of Charles II and featuring Thomas Chaloner, detective and former spy, began with A Conspiracy of Violence published in January 2006, and continues with The Body in the Thames, due to be published in hardback edition January 2011.

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Total Books: 100
The Sanctuary Murders
2020 - The Sanctuary Murders [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 24] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751562668
ISBN-10: 0751562661
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Clerkenwell Affair
2020 - The Clerkenwell Affair [Adventures of Thomas Chaloner, Bk 14] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780751562736
ISBN-10: 0751562734
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Intrigue in Covent Garden
2019 - Intrigue in Covent Garden [Adventures of Thomas Chaloner, Bk 13] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751562705
ISBN-10: 075156270X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Habit of Murder
2018 - The Habit of Murder [Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 23] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751562644
ISBN-10: 0751562645
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Executioner of St Paul's The Twelfth Thomas Chaloner Adventure
2017 - The Executioner of St Paul's the Twelfth Thomas Chaloner Adventure [Adventures of Thomas Chaloner] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751552843
ISBN-10: 0751552844
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Grave Concern The Twenty Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
2017 - A Grave Concern the Twenty Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew [Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751549805
ISBN-10: 0751549800
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Executioner of St Paul's
2017 - The Executioner of St Paul's [Adventures of Thomas Chaloner, Bk 12] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780751552850
ISBN-10: 0751552852
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Chelsea Strangler
2016 - The Chelsea Strangler [Adventures of Thomas Chaloner, Bk 11] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751552829
ISBN-10: 0751552828
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

A Poisonous Plot The Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
2016 - A Poisonous Plot the Twenty First Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew [Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751549782
ISBN-10: 0751549789
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Chelsea Strangler
2016 - The Chelsea Strangler [Thomas Chaloner, Bk 11] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780751552836
ISBN-10: 0751552836
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Cheapside Corpse
2015 - The Cheapside Corpse [Tweleve Dates of Christmas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751552812
ISBN-10: 075155281X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Death of a Scholar
2015 - Death of a Scholar [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751549768
ISBN-10: 0751549762
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Cheapside Corpse
2015 - Cheapside Corpse [Exploits of Thomas Chaloner, Bk 10] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780751552805
ISBN-10: 0751552801
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Murder on High Holborn
2014 - Murder on High Holborn [Exploits of Thomas Chaloner] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751544381
ISBN-10: 0751544388
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Lost Abbot
2014 - The Lost Abbot [Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751549744
ISBN-10: 0751549746
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Death of a Scholar The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
2014 - Death of a Scholar the Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew [Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780751549751
ISBN-10: 0751549754
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Death in St James's Park
2013 - Death in St James's Park [Thomas Chaloner, Bk 8] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751544336
ISBN-10: 0751544337
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

Murder by the Book
2013 - Murder By the Book [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 18] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751542578
ISBN-10: 0751542571
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3

The Piccadilly Plot
2012 - The Piccadilly Plot [Thomas Chaloner, Bk 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751544282
ISBN-10: 0751544280
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4

Mystery in the Minster
2012 - Mystery in the Minster [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751542592
ISBN-10: 0751542598
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

The Body in the Thames Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London
2012 - The Body in the Thames Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London [Thomas Chaloner Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751541830
ISBN-10: 0751541834
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

2011 - Murder in the Minster [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle, Bk 17] (Hardcover)
2011 - A Murder on London Bridge [Thomas Chaloner Mysteries] (Paperback)
2010 - A Vein of Deceit [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 15] (Paperback)
2009 - The Devil's Disciples [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles] (Paperback)
2008 - The Butcher of Smithfield [Thomas Chaloner, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2008 - To Kill or Cure [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 13] (Paperback)
2008 - The Tarnished Chalice [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 12] (Paperback)
2007 - Blood on the Strand [Thomas Chaloner Mystery] (Hardcover)
2006 - A Conspiracy of VIolence [Thomas Chaloner, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2006 - The Mark of a Murderer [Chronicles of Matthew Barthlomew Series] (Paperback)
2005 - The Hand of Justice [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 10] (Paperback)
2004 - The Hand of Justice Matthew Barthlomew Series [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle Time Warner] (Hardcover)
2004 - A Killer in Winter [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 9] (Paperback)
2003 - A Wicked Deed [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 5] (Paperback)
2003 - A Deadly Brew [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2003 - A Masterly Murder [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 6] (Paperback)
2003 - An Order for Death [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 7] (Paperback)
1998 - A Plague on Both Your Houses [Matthew Bartholemew, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
1998 - An Unholy Alliance [Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1998 - A Bone of Contention [Matthew Bartholomew Bk 3] (Paperback)
1998 - A Deadly Brew the Fourth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew [The Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew] (Hardcover)
1997 - A Bone of Contention the Second Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle St. Martin] (Hardcover)
1997 - A Bone of Contention the Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew [The Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew] (Hardcover)
1997 - An Unholy Alliance [Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle, Book 2] (Paperback)
Sangre Del Abad La [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Martirio O Asesinato [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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