Publication: Little, Brown and Company, 1997, London
First edition. Signed. Fine in dust jacket. Third chronicle of physician Matthew Bartholomew set in Cambridge, mid 14th century. Matthew is called to examine some mysterious bones found in the King's Ditch. The next day he is again called to the Ditch ... a student's body has been found there. And then Dominica, former lover of the dead student and daughter of Waterstone, the well-known Principal of a Cambridge student hostel, disappears. Finally, a skeletal hand is found in the Ditch ... a hand that is thought to be a holy relic. Bartholomew's investigation reveals that the hand is wearing a ring identical to a pair that were worn by Dominica and her ex-lover. Are these events connected?
Inventory Number: 9075