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Revelation by C. J. Sansom
  

Revelation

Part of the The Shardlake Series Series
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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 Shardlake of which I recommend that you devour the lot.

The Shardlake series
1. Dissolution
2. Dark Fire
3. Sovereign
4. Revelation
5. Heartstone

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Synopsis

Revelation by C. J. Sansom

Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies.

Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy who has been placed in the Bedlam insane asylum, before his terrifying religious mania leads to him being burned as a heretic.

When an old friend is horrifically murdered Shardlake vows to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him to Cranmer and Catherine Parr – and to the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation.

As London's Bishop Bonner prepares a purge of Protestants Shardlake, together with his assistant, Jack Barak, and his friend, Guy Malton, investigate a series of horrific murders which are already bringing frenzied talk of witchcraft and demonic possession – for what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer . . .?

Reviews

Praise for the Matthew Shardlake series: Remarkable. . . . The sights, the voices, the very smell of this turbulent age seem to rise from the page. -- P.D. James

Terrific . . . a remarkable, imaginative feat. It is a first-rate murder mystery and one of the most atmospheric historical novels I've read in years. -- The Mail on Sunday

Historical crime fiction is sometimes little more than a modern adventure in fancy dress. Not so the novels of C. J. Sansom, whose magnificent books set in the reign of Henry VIII bring to life the sounds and smells of Tudor England . . . Dark Fire

is a creation of real brilliance. -- The Sunday Times (UK)


About the Author

C. J. Sansom

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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Publication date

1st May 2009

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C. J. Sansom

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
640 pages
Interest Age: From 18

Categories

Historical Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780330447102

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