|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."
Alan J. Bishop, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Bone of Contention - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 3|
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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)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
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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