|Plot Summary of A Deadly Brew - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 4|
In the winter of 1353, the University city of Cambridge is cold, soaking and beset by outlaws. Three members of the University are killed by drinking poisoned wine and Doctor Bartholomew must find out how they were poisoned. Were they victims of a college conspiracy or the enimity of the townfolk? As he investigates, Matthew comes across bottles of poisoned wine, criminal activities and is attacked by a ruthless killer. Even his relatives and friends are implicated in what seems to be a combination of commercial greed and academic intrigue.
This synopsis report prepared by Alan J. Bishop
|Chapter Analysis of A Deadly Brew - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 4|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
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?
Murder of certain profession?
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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