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A Bone of Contention - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 3 Book Review Summary

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In Cambridge during 1352, after the Black Death, there is tension between the town and the University with riots and violence bubbling under the surface. So when a reputed skeleton of a local martyr is discovered, Doctor Bartholomew, teacher of medicine, wants to identify the remains. Things take a turn for the worse when a student is murdered and Bartholomew must uncover the link between the two corpses before the city is ripped apart by desperation and anger.
The review of this Book prepared by Alan J. Bishop








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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