Christopher John Sansom, geb. 1952 hat erst Geschichte studiert und sich dann umorientiert, um Anwalt zu werden. Aber er ist zur Geschichte zurückgekehrt – als Autor ungeheuer beliebter Krimis.
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Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church and the country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. Under the order of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent through the country to investigate the monasteries. There can only be one outcome: the monasteries are to be dissolved. But on the Sussex coast, at the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control.
Band 1 der Serie um den buckligen Anwalt Matthew Shardlake. “Terrific. Historical fiction at its finest.” (Peter Robinson) (1.082 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 481 Seiten noch günstig?
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It was autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Accompanied by a thousand soldiers, the cream of the nobility, and his fifth wife Catherine Howard, the King is to attend an extravagant submission of the local gentry at York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission – to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation.
Band 3 der Serie. “The best so far … Sansom has the perfect mixture of novelistic passion and historical detail” (Sunday Telegraph) (853 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 481 Seiten noch günstig?