‘Compulsively gripping Tudor murder mysteries As a plot with a clutch of steel pulls you through dramatic twists and turns and vivid, knowledgeable, widely. Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery [C. J. Sansom] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery. Revelation is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom’s fifth novel, and the fourth in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in .

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Trivia About Revelation Matth As Shardlake attempts to protect his client and track down a killer, you can almost feel the tension, both on the streets and between the sxnsom. Nobody brings Tudor England to life the way Sansom does.

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It’s really well-done and was great fun to read. I also found that my brain placed the historical …more I agree with Richard. Sansom’s bestselling adventures of MAtthew Shardlake continue in the fourth title of the series, the haunting Revelation. Nov 20, C. Sovereign felt like Sansom maturing into complete control of his territory: After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor.

He has the same fierce moral core, but he also has a warmth that Morse lacked, which leaves the reader feeling torn whenever a potential love interest appears; you’d like it to work out for him, but he just wouldn’t be Revelayion if he ended up in cosy domestic bliss.

On returning home later one evening he discovers a body in the fountain, this is It is the end of winter in and Henry is wooing Catherine Parr with the intention of sanskm her his sixth wife.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. They interact in believable, thought provoking revelxtion and are tested in various ways by each turn of events.

Shardlake in his agnosticism; the introspection of the black monk, Guy; and the stormy relationship of Barak and Tamasin. This is a belief more accurately attributed to Calvinists.


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But in the Sixteenth Century, a time of intense religious fervour, some can only fathom it as demonic possession. As I did with the previous couple of books, I both listened to the audiobook and read some of the paperback.

You second guess everyone you come into contact with and revslation murders are cleverly thought up and described. The rest of the Shardlake books are expected to follow. The like of which the city has never seen. So Shardlake begins his investigation, and as he does, he realises that these grisly murders are linked, and have a pattern that brings a chill to his heart. Aug 08, LJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book concentrates more upon the effect these killings have on Matthew and Jack, Guy Matthew’s doctor friend and the others who are caught up in the events.

Over pages is a lot of time to spend riding horses through cold London streets, looking for clues. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sansom’s number four story in the Matthew Shardlake series.

Revelation closes with one or two issues left dangling. Even when Barak, in this one, is being abysmal at the job of new husband, these are an interesting, realistic, likeable lot and I was reading for the characters as much as anything.

London is portrayed as a city rife with religious tension. Meanwhile, we see our favourite barrister once again emeshed in politics — a dangerous place where he least wants to be – as he and his sidekick Barak pursue a violent killer through murder after murder. For other readers it would be appropriate and interesting, and while I do agree with its appropriateness as the country was alive with religious debate I would not agree with it being interesting.

So, no, pouty lips and following dumb celebrities is not new at all.


The past is not so foreign after all. Then comes an urgent appeal for sansm by a middle aged stonemason and his wife, whose son Adam has been cast into the Bedlam for falling to his knees and praying feverishly in public.


Too much romance and a lame drama at that So, we are now up to Catherine Parr. Also interesting to read the historical notes by the author at the end of the book.

Sansom provides a look at the infamous Bethlehem Hospital, giving his readers another taste of life in Tudor England. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series. Brilliant novel, highly recommended. So, time for the review. As with the previous books, Sansom’s narrative is highly visual and Revelation will clearly make a white-knuckle film a BBC series is reportedly in development starring Kenneth Branagh.

The storyline is gripping, and the threads of the plot come together superbly well. Shard lake is becoming stronger, he is more and more successful and is starting to be more commanding of people, and rightly so. I have given this book some time to swirl around in my mind since I finished it, and I’m still not sure that I can do it justice. The historical aspects of the time are very well done, and I got a great sense of the religious tensions and fear that must have pervaded London and King Henry VIII got nuttier and nuttier.

Revelation by C. J. Sansom

I love the way Sansom presents him as a character that the reader can relate to and admire despite his flaws. In this installment, it is the year and Matthew Shardlake, the hunchback lawyer, has been promoted to Serjeant in the Court of Requests by Archbishop Cranmer.

These books are just superb and I can’t rate them highly enough.