Dissolution - The Shardlake Series 1 (Paperback)
  • Dissolution - The Shardlake Series 1 (Paperback)

Dissolution - The Shardlake Series 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 10/10/2013
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It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. And under the orders of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent throughout the country to investigate the monasteries. There can only be one outcome: dissolution. But on the Sussex coast, at the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control. Cromwell's Commissioner, Robin Singleton, has been found dead, his head severed from his body. His horrific murder is accompanied by equally sinister acts of sacrilege. Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of Reform, has been sent by Cromwell to uncover the truth behind the dark happenings at Scarnsea. But investigation soon forces Shardlake to question everything that he hears, and everything that he intrinsically believes ...

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447243816

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“Bring on Book 2!”

Such a richly woven tale of murder and mystery set in the unlikely setting of a Tudor monastery. I was hooked from page one and literally couldn't have guessed 'whodunit'! Filled with great plot twists... More

Paperback edition
2nd May 2013
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“Great Historical Whodunit”

This is Tudor whodunit, set in the reign of Henry VIII. Shardlake is a commissionaire for Lord Cromwell and is asked to go to a monastery to investigate the murder of the last commissionaire who was there. He arrives... More

Paperback edition
23rd June 2013
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“Really good book”

This is definitely a 'curl up in front of the fire' on a dull afternoon book. Its the first Matthew Shardlake story I've read and I'll definitely be reading more.

Paperback edition
25th November 2013
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