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C. J. Sansom - Author


C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a Ph.D. in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Sussex.

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Lamentation by C. J. Sansom
Lamentation
C. J. Sansom
This magnificent series continues with one of the best. New readers will miss out a little on the character development but still be captivated by the tale … then read the rest. Here Henry VIII is in his final days...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
Lamentation by C. J. Sansom
Lamentation
C. J. Sansom
Shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 2015. This magnificent series continues with one of the best. New readers will miss out a little on the character development but still be captivated by the tale … then read the rest. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Lamentation by C. J. Sansom
Lamentation
C. J. Sansom
This magnificent series continues with one of the best. New readers will miss out a little on the character development but still be captivated by the tale … then read the rest. Here Henry VIII is in his final days...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
Dominion
C. J. Sansom
The Great Smog. London. A dense, choking fog engulfs the city and beneath it, history is re-written ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2013
Heartstone by C. J. Sansom
Heartstone
C. J. Sansom
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Crime & Thriller of the Year Award 2011. It's Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Revelation by C. J. Sansom
Revelation
C. J. Sansom
The killer takes his methods of killing from the Book of Revelation in a period beset with religious violence, for this is the wane of the reign of Henry VIII. It is part of an excellent series starring the sleuth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2009
Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom
Dark Fire
C. J. Sansom
The second in a superior, beautifully written Tudor crime series steeped in historical detail and atmosphere. It began with Dissolution where our quiet lawyer Shardlake is drawn into an assignment for Thomas Cromwell and continues now with another. Classy and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2007
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom
Dissolution
C. J. Sansom
July 2012 Guest Editor Barbara Erskine on the Shardlake series... Although these have been written more recently, I wanted to include C J Sansom’s wonderful historical series about Tudor lawyer, Matthew Shardlake. My love of mystery and crime is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2007
Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sansom
Winter in Madrid
C. J. Sansom
I am the most enormous fan of this author’s Tudor mysteries which doesn’t mean to say I didn’t thoroughly enjoy this, I was just a little surprised it was written by the same man. It is not a page-turner but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2006
Sovereign by C. J. Sansom
Sovereign
C. J. Sansom
The third book in the brilliant Shardlake historical crime series. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake is caught up in the mysterious murder of a local glazier, an event which turns out to be linked to work he is undertaking for the King. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2006

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