|Plot Summary of A Bone of Contention - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 3|
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.
This synopsis report prepared by Alan J. Bishop
|Chapter Analysis of A Bone of Contention - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 3|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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:
- middle ages
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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