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Dissolution - C.J. Sansom
Dissolution
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142004302 (0142004308)
ASIN: 142004308
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
Series: Matthew Shardlake (#1)
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Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
5.0 Dissolution
by C. J. Sansom Book 1 of the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series. This is the beginning of an ongoing series of Historical Mysteries that take place in the Tudor period of England. The books are all self-contained stand alone novels and the character who takes us through the progressing snip...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
4.0 Dissolution ★★★★☆
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...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
3.0 Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
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...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.5 Dissolution
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...
aceflor
aceflor rated it
5.0 Dissolution
A brilliant book to finish 2014. May 2015 bring us many new ones !!!
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