Sovereign: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery - C.J. Sansom Reviews
Description:ISBN 0670038318 / Author: C. J. Sansom / Genre: Fiction / Set in Tudor England, Sansom brings to life the political ruses, conspiracies, and religious fanaticism of these murderous times through meticulously research historical accuracy and believable characters.
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Customer Sovereign: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery - C.J. Sansom Reviews (2)
by - written on 09/02/14 (Very useful, 50 readings)
Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will probably have observed that I have recently become a fan of C. J. Sansom's Shardlake novels. This is the third in the series, and as soon as my mother had finished reading it (she's also hooked), I snapped up my chance to do so. It's also the best of the bunch, and has basically ruined my life for the last four days I've had off as I could barely put it down. At risk of sounding middle aged, I've been dying to catch up on some sleep, but this damn book just won't let me. Well I've finished it now, so there, damn you!! ***THE BOOK*** Matthew Shardlake is a lawyer in Tudor England, assisted by Jack Barak, his ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/05/07 (Very useful, 755 readings)
For a third time, lawyer Matthew Shardlake is called into the service of the Crown, when he is persuaded to go to York to ensure a prisoner is brought back safely for questioning in the Tower of London. Once again, his mission puts him and his friends in great danger. This is the third (and to date final) book in the Matthew Shardlake series, following Dissolution and Dark Fire. Fans of the series will already know what to expect – a murder mystery novel, set in Tudor times. As with previous Shardlake novels, author C. J. Sansom writes some brilliantly descriptive passages, which really evoke the sights, sounds and smells of Tudor England. Sansom’s ... Read the complete review
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