Awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger - the highest honor in British crime writing
Sansom, C J
From the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid
comes the exciting and elegantly written first novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series Dissolution
is an utterly 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 protÃ©gÃ© 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.
A remarkable debut (P. D. James), Dissolution
introduces a thrilling historical series that is not to be missed by fans of Wolf Hall
and Bring Up the Bodies