Realised I haven't read the latest few of these, so am working my way through to them in order. Book 2. Poor Matthew Bartholomew, all he wants to do is get on with teaching his students his slightly unorthodox methods of treating patients and he gets dragged off to solve two mysteries. They appear to be related, but in fact it is two, and that only becomes apparent right at the end (which I wont give away). As previously, the largeer than life Brother michael is also tasked with solving the mystery of how a friar broke into the University stong box and got himself killed and then locked in the chect. oops. the second concerns a series of prostitute murders, but also the murder of a young woman who came to Bartholomew for help, only to find herself dead the next night. Via a series of poisioned locks, a miserable clerk and some cloth wagon stealing, our two slightly inept detectives do actually sort it all out. They really ought to work out who to trust, rather than discussin the case with all and sundry, including the clerk, who's up to his armpits in it!