Dissolution: A Shardlake Novel by C. J. Sansom

Dissolution: A Shardlake Novel

byC. J. Sansom

Paperback | June 26, 2012

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The 1st instalment in the wildly popular Matthew Shardlake mystery series, now available from Vintage Canada.
 
It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers it has ever seen. And under the orders of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent throughout the country to investigate the monasteries. There can only be one outcome: dissolution. But on the Sussex coast, at the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control. Cromwell's commissioner, Robin Singleton, has been found dead, his head severed from his body. His horrific murder is accompanied by equally sinister acts of sacrilege. Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of Reform, has been sent by Cromwell to uncover the truth behind the dark happenings at Scarnsea. But investigation soon forces Shardlake to question everything that he hears, and everything that he intrinsically believes...

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C. J. SANSOM was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer.
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Title:Dissolution: A Shardlake NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 0.98 inPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:Random House Of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307362361

ISBN - 13:9780307362360

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Praise for Dissolution and the Matthew Shardlake series: "Extraordinarily impressive. The best crime novel I have read this year."—Colin Dexter "Shardlake is a character to treasure." —James Naughtie, The Sunday Times "Remarkable...the sights, the voices, the very smell of this turbulent age seem to rise from the page." —P. D. James "Terrific...a remarkable, imaginative feat and a first-rate murder mystery." —Daily Mail