(From the publisher):
In the year 1357 Cambridge University is in a sorry state. Beautiful from a distance, in close-up it's dirty and pot-holed. Careful examination of its finances reveals holes there as well. The town's landlords are demaning hugh rent increases for the student hostals, and the plauge has left the colleges with scant resources. But for Matthew Bartholomew, Fellow of Michaelhouse College, there's another problem nearer to home: the arrival of a certain Richard Arderne, a healer with 'magical' properties, who seens to be able to awaken the dead...
But he can't banish death entirely. Not when it arrives in the form of murder. Is the murderer a rapacious landlord or in fact the 'healer' with hus magical feather?
Aganst a backdrop of rivalry between town and gown, of gambling dens and missing persons and of dissent between Franciscans and Dominicans, Matthew must find the viper in the University's midst. Before the whole of Cambridge descends into an unholy mess. Before Matthrew himself is killed...
Original title: To KIll or Cure
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical