|Plot Summary of A Masterly Murder - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 6|
|"Its a miserable wet November day in 1353 and a body is discovered in the Cambridge river. Doctor Bartholomew identifies the corpse as the servant of a college fellow named John Runham. It looks like suicide but before a definite conclusion is made, the Master of the college throws everything into confusion when he announces his immediate retirement and appoints Runham as his successor. Runham begins an unpopular upheaval by sacking servants, starting unecessary and expensive building work, enforcing harsh rules and insulting every member of the teaching staff. Doctor Bartholomew begins to question his teaching career when the new Master is found dead and everyone has a motive."
Alan J. Bishop, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Masterly Murder - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 6|
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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?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
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?
- a little
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?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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