C. J. Sansom
One of Britain’s bestselling historical novelists, C.J. Sansom worked first as a historian and then as a lawyer before combining both in his darkly fascinating novel of monastic murder and politics in his first novel Dissolution. The novel sparked the bestselling Shardlake series, following the sixteenth-century lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak as they are drawn into investigating a series of complex cases that bring them ever-closer to the machinations of the Tudor court. Now running to well over two million copies in print, it is one of the most successful crime series of all-time.
CJ Sansom is also the author of the bestselling novels Winter in Madrid and Dominion and in 2022 was awarded the highest honour in British crime writing, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger.
The seventh novel in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, Tombland takes his lawyer-detective deep into the heart of a mystery that threatens the very foundations of the Tudor dynasty.
Spring, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos… The nominal king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector's prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry.
The Shardlake Series in Order
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