This is the first story on Mathew Bartholomew series when he tries to solve some murder in Cambridge University and treat with some unorthodox ways some patients affected by the Plague. The Oxford-Cambridge also comes out from time to time but it’s not fully explored by the author.
In this second book, Matthew Bartholomew and his colleague from Michaelhouse, the Benedictine monk Brother Michael tries to solve a mysterious death of a friar which body is found in the University’s massive document chest. At the same time, they try to solve the case of the murders of the town’s prostitutes.
I didn’t know that Susanna Gregory is the pseudonym of a Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner’s officer.