Revelation

by C. J. Sansom

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Revelation

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


Comparison: James McGee, Ariana Franklin, Cassandra Clark.

Sarah Broadhurst

Revelation Synopsis

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 . . .?

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ISBN: 9780330447102
Publication date: 01/05/2009
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780330447102
Publication date: 1st May 2009
Author: C. J. Sansom
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
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About 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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