The Lost Abbot
In this, the 19th chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew, Matt and Michael along with their usual companions are sent as the Bishop’s Commissioners to Petersborough Abbey to investigate the disappearance of Abbot Robert a month earlier. Immediately, they become embroiled in a feud between the bedeswomen of St. Thomas Hospital and the Abbey. Not the least is the Shrine the bedeswomen have in their cemetery, which is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a robber and murderer. Within hours of the Commissioners’ arrival, Joan Sylle, head of the hospital, is killed, beginning a series of murders with various motives and suspects. Gregory has kept up an exhausting pace in this chronicle. The plot twists and turns, keeping the reader confused and eager. It lives up to her usual fare. Also, Matthew’s former love, Mathilde, returns and departs again, leaving Matt even more confused as to whether he will choose Julitta or Mathilde, if and when Mathilde returns.