C.J. Sansom

1 Dissolution

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2003-04-28
Description :  <b>From the bestselling author of <i>Winter in Madrid</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>Dominion</i>&#xa0;comes the exciting and elegantly written first novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series<br /><br /></b><i>Dissolution&#xa0;</i>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 protégé 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.<br /><br />A "remarkable debut" (P. D. James), <i>Dissolution</i> introduces a thrilling historical series that is not to be missed by fans of <i>Wolf Hall </i>and <i>Bring Up the Bodies</i>.

2 Dark Fire

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Literary 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2005-01-13
Description :  <b>From the bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>Winter in Madrid</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>Dominion</i>&#xa0;comes a second riveting sixteenth-century thriller featuring hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake&#xa0;</b><br />In 1540, during the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is asked to help a young girl accused of murder. She refuses to speak in her defense even when threatened with torture. But just when the case seems lost, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s feared vicar general, offers Shardlake two more weeks to prove his client’s innocence. In exchange, Shardlake must find a lost cache of "Dark Fire," a legendary weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning adventure, filled with period detail and history.<br /><br />"Atmospheric and engaging" (Margaret George), this second book in Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series delves again into the dark and&#xa0;superstitious&#xa0;world&#xa0;of Cromwell's England introduced in <i>Dissolution.</i>

3 Sovereign

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2007-03-22
Description :  <b>The third Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery by C. J. Sansom, the bestselling author of <i>Winter in Madrid</i>&#xa0;and <i>Dominion</i></b><br />C. J . Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with each new novel published. His first book in the Matthew Shardlake series,&#xa0;<i>Dissolution</i>, was selected by P. D. James in&#xa0;<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>&#xa0;as one of her top five all-time favorite books. Now&#xa0;in&#xa0;<i>Sovereign</i>, Shardlake faces the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: imprisonment int he Tower of London.<br /><br />Shardlake and his loyal assistant, Jack Barak, find themselves embroiled in royal intrigue when a plot against King Henry VIII is uncovered in York and a dangerous conspirator they've been charged with transporting to London is connected to the death of a local glazer.<br /><br />&#xa0;

4 Revelation

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-02-05
Description :  <b>The Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series continues with this fourth suspenseful installment by the bestselling author of <i>Winter in Madrid</i> and <i>Dominion</i></b>In 1543, while Tudor England is abuzz with King Henry VIII's wooing of Lady Catherine Parr, Matthew Shardlake is working to defend a teenage boy, a religious fanatic being held in the infamous Bedlam hospital for the insane. Then, when an old friend is murdered, Shardlake's search for the killer leads him back not only to Bedlam but also to Catherine Parr-and the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation.<br /><br />Hailed as a "virtuoso performance" (<i>The Denver Post</i>) and "historical fiction writing at its best" (<i>The Tampa Tribune</i>), <i>Revelation</i>&#xa0;is a must-read for fans of Hilary Mantel, Margaret George, and Philippa Gregory.

5 Winter in Madrid

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-01-24
Description :  <b>A&#xa0;#1 internationally&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;novel set in post-Civil War Spain by the author of <i>Dominion</i>&#xa0;and the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series</b>September 1940: the Spanish Civil War is over, Madrid lies in ruin, while the Germans continue their march through Europe, and General Franco evades Hitler's request that he lead his broken country into yet another war. Into this uncertain world comes a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service, sent to gain the confidence of Sandy Forsyth, an old school friend turned shady Madrid businessman. Meanwhile, an ex-Red Cross nurse is engaged in a secret mission of her own. Through this dangerous game of intrigue, C. J. Sansom's riveting tale conjures a remarkable sense of history unfolding and the profound impact of impossible choices.

6 Heartstone

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-01-20
Description :  <b>The epic fifth novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series by the bestselling author of <i>Winter in Madrid</i>&#xa0;and <i>Dominion</i></b><br /><br />Summer 1545. A massive French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the country into economic crisis to finance the war. Meanwhile, an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr has asked Matthew Shardlake to investigate claims of "monstrous" wrongs committed against a young ward of the court. As the French fleet approaches, Shardlake's inquiries reunite him with an old friend-and an old enemy close to the throne.<br /><br />This fast-paced fifth installment in C. J. Sansom's "richly entertaining and reassuringly scholarly series" (Marilyn Stasio, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>) will enchant fans of <i>Wolf Hall</i>, <i>Bring Up the Bodies</i>, and <i>The Other Boleyn Girl</i>.

7 Dominion

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2014-04-17
Description :  <b>Et si les nazis avait conquis l'Angleterre ? Et si la Seconde Guerre mondiale avait pris fin en 1940 ? Soudain, l'Histoire prend un tout autre tournant... Dans la lignée d'Un hiver à Madrid, une œuvre magistrale, un incroyable travail de reconstitution de l'Angleterre des années 1940/1950, une uchronie de haute volée, brillant pendant britannique du Complot contre l'Amérique de Philip Roth.</b> <br /><br /> 9 mai 1940, 10 Downing Street, Londres. Contre toute attente, Winston Churchill vient d'être écarté du pouvoir. Pour le sombre et frileux Lord Halifax, devenu Premier Ministre, la main tendue d'Hitler est trop tentante... Et le pays ne tarde pas à devenir un dominion, un satellite de l'axe nazi.<br /> Novembre 1952. La tension est à son comble dans les rues de Londres : Hitler est mourant. Qui pour reprendre le flambeau et succéder au Führer ? Et si l'Angleterre devenait le nouveau siège du régime nazi ?<br /> Dans les bureaux de l'office des dominions, David Fitzgerald craint pour sa vie : jeune fonctionnaire d'origine juive, David a décidé de rejoindre la Résistance et les troupes secrètes de Churchill.<br /> À quelques kilomètres de là, dans un asile psychiatrique, le scientifique Frank Muncaster court lui-aussi un grand danger. Cet homme connaît le secret de la bombe atomique. Des informations capitales qui pourraient changer la face du monde ...<br /> Chargé de remettre Muncaster aux mains de la Résistance de toute urgence, David se lance dans une mission périlleuse : pourchassé par Gunther, l'impitoyable inspecteur de la Gestapo, arrivera-il à temps pour sauver le scientifique ? Jusqu'où les nazis sont-ils prêts à aller pour l'empêcher d'arriver à ses fins et récupérer les informations sur l'arme atomique ? Et si, en la tenant au secret de ses actions pour la Résistance, David avait fait de sa femme Sarah la prochaine cible de Gunther ?

8 Undergang

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $20.99
Release Date :  2012-07-16
Description :  Sommeren 1545 er England i krig. Henrik VIII’s invasjon av Frankrike har spilt falitt, og en massiv fransk flåte forbereder seg på hevntokt over kanalen. Pundet er nedskrevet, folket sulter, og landet står foran sin verste krise noensinne. Mens unge menn i hele England blir innskrevet til militærtjeneste, blir Matthew Shardlake innkalt til selveste dronning Katarina Parr. <br /> C.J Sansom er utdannet ved universitetet i Birmingham, der han tok doktorgrad i historie. Siden utdannet han seg til jurist og praktiserte som advokat i Sussex i flere år før han ble forfatter på heltid.

9 Luostarin varjot

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $24.99
Release Date :  2011-02-21
Description :  Umberto Econ Ruusun nimi sai haastajan!&#xa0;<br /><br /> Menestyssarjan avauksessa veitsenterävä lakimies Matthew Shardlake ratkoo suljetun luostarin outoja tapahtumia 1500-luvun Britanniassa.<br /><br /> ”Ensiluokkainen murhamysteeri.” – Mail on Sunday<br /><br /> ”Matthew, tarvitsen tehtävään älykkään miehen.”&#xa0;<br /> ”Tietääkö kuningas?”<br /> ”Jos kerron hänelle, seuraa räjähdys. Hän luultavasti lähettäisi paikalle sotilaita ja antaisi hirttää apotin kirkontorniin. Etsikää syyllinen nopeasti mutta ennen kaikkea hiljaisesti.”<br /><br /> Kuningas Henrik VIII on irrottanut Englannin kirkon katolisen kirkon vallasta saadakseen eron vaimostaan. Kuninkaan edustajien tehtävänä on selvittää, miten luostarilaitos saataisiin lakkautettua. Yksi asiamiehistä on murhattu raa´asti Scarnsean luostarissa, ja tarkkanäköinen lakimies Matthew Shardlake lähetetään apulaisensa kanssa tutkimaan tapausta.&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;Miehet huomaavat munkkien elävän askeesin sijaan ylellisyydessä ja turmeluksessa, ja juonien vyyhti muuttuu hetki hetkeltä sotkuisemmaksi. Kun totuus alkaa paljastua, vaarassa on paitsi Shardlaken henki, myös hänen vakaumuksensa.

10 Musta tuli

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $24.99
Release Date :  2012-02-06
Description :  Matthew Shardlake joutuu vastoin tahtoaan vedetyksi mysteerin äärelle – ja osaksi hengenvaarallista valtapeliä 1500-luvun Lontoossa&#xa0;<br /><br /> On vuosi 1540. Henry VIII aikoo jälleen erota vaimostaan avioituakseen uudelleen. Kuninkaan lähin mies Thomas Cromwell haluaa vahvistaa horjuvaa asemaansa ja hälyttää lakimies Matthew Shardlaken etsimään käsiinsä salaperäisen aseen, jonka avulla kuninkaan mahti vihollisiaan vastaan kasvaisi.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Shardlake puolestaan tutkii murhatapausta puolustaakseen syytettyä tyttöä. Cromwell lupaa lykätä tytön teloitusta, jos Shardlake suostuu yhteistyöhön. Alkaa kiivas juoksu aikaa vastaan, kun uhattuna on paitsi tytön henki myös Shardlaken ja hänen veijarimaisen apulaisensa Barakin elämä.<br /><br /> Tuhovoimaisen kreikkalaisen aseen vuosisatoja kadoksissa ollut kaava löytyy, mutta kuka pitää sitä hallussaan?<br /><br /> ”Älykäs mutta epätodennäköinen sankari Shardlake varastaa jälleen shown.” – Colin Dexter<br /><br /> ”Todellisen nerouden osoitus.” – Sunday Times

11 Åpenbaring

Author : C.J. Sansom
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $20.99
Release Date :  2012-07-16
Description :  Romanen utfolder en gripende historie fra Londons nattside, der religiøst hysteri, anfektelser av makten og en sinnssyk seriemorder kaster mørke skygger over sommerens løfte om lysere tider. Det er våren 1543, Kong Henrik VIII beiler til Catherine Parr om å bli hans sjette kone – men denne gang gjør objektet for hans begjær motstand. <br /> C.J. Sansom er utdannet ved universitetet i Birmingham, der han tok doktorgrad i historie. Siden utdannet han seg til jurist og praktiserte som advokat i Sussex i flere år før han ble forfatter på heltid.



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