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Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 549 pages
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The first three Shardlake mysteries have won over critics and readers alike. In Revelation, Sansom's newest book in the series, the year is 1543 and King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, a woman sympathetic to reform, whom he wants for his sixth wife- much to the dismay of Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court. Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is working to defend a teenage boy, a religious fanatic who is being held in the infamous Bedlam hospital for the insane. When an old friend of Shardlake's is murdered, he vows to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him back to Bedlam but also to Catherine Parr-and the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. As Bishop Bonner prepares to purge London of Protestants, Shardlake, with his assistant Jack Barak, uncovers a series of horrific murders that shake them all to the core. Revelation-the strongest novel in the series to date-is sure to delight Sansom's many fans and bring him to a wider audience.

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

The year is 1543 and the hunchbacked lawyer and amateur detective, Matthew Shardlake, has sworn not to involve himself in any more affairs of state. But his quiet working life is shattered when his ... Read full review

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User Review  - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing

This is the 4th book in the ongoing series featuring Matthew Shardlake, a hunchbacked lawyer, during the reign of Henry VIII. Upon the brutal murder of a friend, Shardlake vows to the widow that he ... Read full review

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C. J. Sansom was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer. He is a bestselling novelist in the United Kingdom, he has a PhD in history.

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