Saturday, 26 May 2007


AUTHOR: C. J. Sansom


DATE READ: May 2007

NOTES: A really great read. The story brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of Tudor London as Matthew Shardlake and his sidekick Barak tear round the city in an attempt to regain the secret of Greek Fire for Cromwell and the King while at the same time trying to save the hapless Elizabeth Wentworth from being wrongly condemned to a grisly death. The author doesn’t shy away from the complex religious issues of the day and how small deviation in belief could lead to a hideous execution. Well paced, a cracking plot and good characterisations – what more could you ask for from a historical crime fiction? (Better than Dissolution!)

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