Revelation by C. J. Sansom
A Matthew Shardlake Mystery (Matthew Shardlake Mysteries)

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The Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series continues with this fourth suspenseful installment by the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion

In 1543, while Tudor England is abuzz with King Henry VIII's wooing of Lady Catherine Parr, Matthew Shardlake is working to defend a teenage boy, a religious fanatic being held in the infamous Bedlam hospital for the insane. Then, when an old friend is murdered, Shardlake's search for the killer leads him back not only to Bedlam but also to Catherine Parr-and the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation.

Hailed as a "virtuoso performance" (The Denver Post) and "historical fiction writing at its best" (The Tampa Tribune), Revelation is a must-read for fans of Hilary Mantel, Margaret George, and Philippa Gregory.

 

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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 is the bestselling author of the acclaimed Shardlake series, and the Spanish Civil War thriller Winter in Madrid. He lives in Sussex.
 
Published January 29, 2009 by Penguin Books. 562 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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When a lawyer's friend is murdered in Henry VIII's England, he vows to solve the crime.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Revelation: A Matthew Shardla...

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I have long been hoping that these two charismatic characters would have a more prominent role, and by developing them, Sansom has added a large degree of insight into their troubled pasts - and curiosity too, as to their secrets… The intertwining of these characters is simply superb, and gives t...

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Matthew joins forces with Archbishop Cranmer and his inner circle to identify and apprehend a serial killer who uses the book of Revelation as a blueprint for torturing and murdering his victims.

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