Exciting and elegantly written, Dissolution is an utterly compelling first novel and a riveting portrayal of Tudor England. The year is 1537, and the country is divided between those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the king and the newly established Church of England. When a... show more
Exciting and elegantly written, Dissolution is an utterly compelling first novel and a riveting portrayal of Tudor England. The year is 1537, and the country is divided between those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the king and the newly established Church of England. When a royal commissioner is brutally murdered in a monastery on the south coast of England, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s feared vicar general, summons fellow reformer Matthew Shardlake to lead the inquiry. Shardlake and his young protégé uncover evidence of sexual misconduct, embezzlement, and treason, and when two other murders are revealed, they must move quickly to prevent the killer from striking again.
Publish date: 2004
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
Series: Matthew Shardlake (#1)
Excellent historical mystery. This is the first in a recurring character series, and the first I’ve read of this author. An attorney in Tudor England, working for Thomas Cromwell, seeks to solve the murder of another of Cromwell’s agents in a monastery. Bonus mystery thrown in, and lots of interesti...
I really wanted to love this book, but I never fully warmed up to it. This is the first in a series that follows Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer/investigator for Cromwell during the reign of Henry VIII. What I liked about this book was the writing style, and the way Sansom weaved the history of Tudor En...
Historical fiction has never been my favorite genre, but after reading three exceptional history novels this year, I have to change my opinion. And I´m slightly angry at myself, avoiding all these great books out there, simply because I have a wrong perception of historical fiction. Stupid, stupid m...
A brilliant book to finish 2014. May 2015 bring us many new ones !!!
It took me forever to:.... get into the story. Around half of the book there were scenes that were gripping, but other times anything distracted me from the story..... distinguish the monks. At the end, only Brother Guy, Edwig, Gabriel and Jerome were memorable..... accept Matthew Shardlake as the M...
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