C j sansom s seventh matthew shardlake novel tombland will be published by mantle in october. Cj sansom s shardlake lives to fight another day after a long battle with cancer, the author cj sansom is back. Unfortunately though, the name of the rose was a lot better. He was educated at ludgrove school 19791984, eton college 19851989 and the university of edinburgh 19901994, where he graduated with 1st class honours in english. Exciting and elegantly written, dissolution is an utterly compelling first novel and a riveting portrayal of tudor england. James in the wall street journal as one of her top five alltime favorite books. Sansom good read and 2019, 2020, 2021 release dates here. A bbc commission of an adaptation of the first sansom novel, dissolution, is expected to be followed by more of the shardlake books.
Book one, dissolution, is the shortest at 456 pages. In dissolution, shardlake, who supports religious reform, witnesses the viciousness. There are no spoilers as such but knowledge, say, that a character is a friend in later books does mean that you dismiss them as. Buy tombland the shardlake series main market by sansom, c. I like to read things in order, so bought the 1st one, dissolution. Order of matthew shardlake books matthew shardlake is the featured character in a series of historical mystery novels by british novelist c.
James sunday telegraph books of the year a fine setting for crime fiction and cj. Sansom, set in the reign of henry viii in the 16th century. After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor. Parris giordano bruno series the first book in the series is called heresy and sets the tone nicely for the overarching theme of the book. Sansom too, so you might enjoy pillars of the earth by ken folletstory set around the building of a cathedral. Although the shardlake novels read well as standalone books it is best to read them in chronolgical order. Sansom, including dissolution, and dark fire, and more on. Sansom is a british author of historical fiction and mystery novels. Christopher john sansom is a british writer of historical crime novels. Sansom, a former solicitor who lives in sussex, is working on a fourth shardlake story and has been consulted on the tv series. There have been missteps such as revelation, but in heartstone, the balance is the best yet. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. I didnt think it would be my kind of thing, but i got very engrossed in the story. Twigs and branches lay strewn across the gravel path, torn from the trees by the gales which had swept the country in that stormy june of 1545.
Sansom is the thinking persons historic crime fiction, beautifully blending plenty of historical detail with a crime case that you will want to follow. A friend put me onto c j sansom s books and loaned me 2 and 3 in the shardlake series. Gaining strong academic credentials over the years as well, hes also managed to make a name for himself with his keen penchant for accuracy within his work. Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with each new novel published.
However, the books starting with dissolution are set in the time of henry viii and the reform. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The series currently stands at 7 books and they are sure to keep you busy for quite a while. Print hardcover and paperback, audiobook, e book the shardlake series is a series of historical mystery novels by c. Today, im kicking things off with the matthew shardlake series by c. The book is set in the summer of 1549, as lawyer matthew shardlake investigates the death of a distant relative of henry viiis daughter lady elizabeth, amidst the chaos of ketts rebellion. Corruption best french edition french pocket book october 3, 20. Dispatches next business day 4 usually dispatches in 514 days 6 usually dispatches in 710 days 2 for immediate download 8 format clear all filters. He was born in 1952 and was educated at the university of birmingham, where he took a ba and then a phd in history. He was born in 1952 in edinburgh and was educated at the university of birmingham, where he took a ba and then a phd in history.
C j sansoms matthew shardlake novels in chronological. Sansom is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed shardlake series, as well as winter in madrid and dominion. C j sansom s next shardlake novel set during peasant revolt. Here you can find out about his latest publication, tombland, as well as his fantastic series of novels.
Sansom has 25 books on goodreads with 271045 ratings. The books have been compared to umberto ecos in the name of the rose and i can see why. Sansom s shardlake series, set in henry viiis england. Sansom is the bestselling author of the criticallyacclaimed matthew shardlake series. This is a real blockbuster and c j sansom, for my money, is a truly superb storyteller. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in sussex until becoming a fulltime writer. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in sussex, until becoming a fulltime writer. He practised in sussex as a lawyer for the disadvantaged, before leaving the legal profession to become a fulltime writer. That shows you how well it is written all the subsequent novels in the matthew shardlake series, as well, by the way. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in. Sansom s novels feels like watching a gripping movie that engages all the senses. Yet still, i could not stop listening to dissolution. Fans of sansoms celebrated tudor mysteries know that he offers far more than the standard murder mystery. The wait for the next book in the shardlake series has been well worth it.
Sansom new releases with out continously updated guide. So i thought i share today some of the books that i think may appeal if you like c. Just got done reading revelation, a crime noval by c. Sansoms series of historical novels set in tudor england. He worked as a lawyer in sussex before deciding to move to writing fulltime. Achetez et telechargez ebook tombland the shardlake series english. Sansom is the bestselling author of the acclaimed shardl.
C j sansom s matthew shardlake novels in chronological order. Sansom was born in 1952, an upbringing which helped inspire much his career that was to come. That said, dissolution reminded me an awful lot of the name of the rose. Sansom s shardlake series, this is a murder mystery set in 16th century reformationera england. Sansom has said that he plans to write further shardlake novels taking the lawyer into the reign of elizabeth i. Sansom made his debut as a published author in 2003 with the novel. Shardlake is a hunchbacked lawyer who works on commission from thomas cromwell who he is a longtime supporter of, and then others later on.
The fifth book in the shardlake series a novel by c j sansom part one london chapter one the churchyard was peaceful in the summer afternoon. Like hilary mantel, he produces densely textured historical novels that absorb their. His first book in the matthew shardlake series, dissolution, was selected by p. Full of mystery, danger and divided loyalties, this is another gripping read from c. Sansom was educated at birmingham university, where he took a ba and then a ph. Sansom was educated at birmingham university, where he took a ba and then a phd in history.
I have written before in this newsletter about his superb mystery novels set in london in the time of king henry viii, though in this latest one it is henrys young son edward who is on the throne. His protestant and catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle. Cj sansoms shardlake lives to fight another day news. Tombland the shardlake series english edition ebook. The plot takes place in 1600th century england,same as in the other matthew shardlake novels. Carlos ruiz zafon kate atkinson lindsey davis robert harris kathy reichs hilary mantel william boyd sebastian faulks iain pears arturo perez reverte. Here you will find exclusive insights and behindthescenes. Sansom s writing style or narrative, but it pales in comparison to this classic. Sansom is a wristbreaker of a book, steeped in detail and tudor history, but, believe it or not, i hardly skimmed a page. Lamentation is the eagerly anticipated shardlake novel from the number one bestselling author, c. If youre a fan of historical crime fiction, this series is for you. C j sansom winces at the mention of the tudors, the bbcs recent dramatisation of the life of henry viii, starring a pouting jonathan rhys meyers. C j sansoms next shardlake novel set during peasant. Sansom new releases, 2020 books book release dates.539 560 1264 783 709 150 31 1391 1568 1580 314 336 1216 431 565 1506 178 470 1514 443 851 1501 1071 1181 1223 181 48 1488 496 261 12 1491 1057 1437 640 203 1320 656 1031