Dark Fire

Dark Fire

Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, Dark Fire is the second thrilling book in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory.

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330503631

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 709

Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, Dark Fire is the second thrilling book in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory. 'When it comes to intriguing Tudor-based narratives, Hilary Mantel has a serious rival' - Sunday Times ‘Sansom has the trick of writing an enthralling narrative. Like Hilary Mantel, he produces densely textured historical novels that absorb their readers in another time’ - Andrew Taylor, Spectator England, 1540: Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister – and a new assignment . . . The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies, has been lost for centuries. Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother horribly murdered – the formula has disappeared. Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client's innocence. But very soon he discovers nothing is as it seems . . . An internationally bestselling phenomenon, this gripping historical series continues with Sovereign, Revelation, Heartstone, Lamentation and Tombland.
Categories: Fiction

Dissolution

Dissolution

. . Dissolution is the first book in this bestselling phenomenon, where C. J. Sansom creates both a stunning portrait of Tudor England, and an unforgettable character in Matthew Shardlake.

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330503662

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 483

Tudor England is brought to vivid life in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory. 'When it comes to intriguing Tudor-based narratives, Hilary Mantel has a serious rival' - Sunday Times ‘Sansom has the trick of writing an enthralling narrative. Like Hilary Mantel, he produces densely textured historical novels that absorb their readers in another time’ - Andrew Taylor, Spectator Dissolution is the first in the phenomenal Shardlake series by bestselling author, C. J. Sansom. England, 1537: 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. 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 - a black cockerel sacrificed on the altar, and the disappearance of Scarnsea's Great Relic. Dr Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of Reform, has been sent by Cromwell into this atmosphere of treachery and death. But Shardlake's investigation soon forces him to question everything he hears, and everything that he intrinsically believes . . . Dissolution is the first book in this bestselling phenomenon, where C. J. Sansom creates both a stunning portrait of Tudor England, and an unforgettable character in Matthew Shardlake. Follow Shardlake into the dark heart of Tudor England with the bestselling Dark Fire, Sovereign, Revelation, Heartstone, Lamentation and Tombland.
Categories: Fiction

Genreflecting

Genreflecting

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 William Monk Series (1990–). ... This series, comprised of 17
books, is known for the amnesiac police inspector who becomes a private
detective. ... These books, rich in historical detail of Tudor England, find
hunchbacked lawyer Mahew Shardlake immersed in the politics ... Dark Fire (
2004), with a plot involving Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's vicar general, and
alchemy, won that award.

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

View: 395

The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What Do I Read Next

What Do I Read Next

... SANSOM Dark Fire ( New York : Viking , 2005 ) Story type : Historical /
Renaissance Series : Matthew Shardlake . Book 2 Subject ( s ) : Religion ;
Alchemy ; Social Conditions Major character ( s ) : Matthew Shardlake , Lawyer ,
Handicapped ...

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787690228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 703

View: 725

Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sovereign

Sovereign

Following on from Dissolution and Dark Fire, Sovereign is the third gripping historical novel in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory.

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330503693

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 905

Following on from Dissolution and Dark Fire, Sovereign is the third gripping historical novel in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory. 'When it comes to intriguing Tudor-based narratives, Hilary Mantel has a serious rival' - Sunday Times ‘Sansom has the trick of writing an enthralling narrative. Like Hilary Mantel, he produces densely textured historical novels that absorb their readers in another time’ - Andrew Taylor, Spectator Autumn, 1541: King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in 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 for the Archbishop Cranmer – to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner in York Castle but to the royal family itself. And when Shardlake and Barak stumble upon a cache of secret papers which could threaten the Tudor throne, a chain of events unfolds that will lead to Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age . . . Continue the number one bestselling historical series with Revelation, Heartstone, Lamentation and Tombland.
Categories: Fiction

Lamentation

Lamentation

Perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and The Light, Matthew Shardlake is back in the sixth book in the Shardlake series, from number one bestselling author C. J. Sansom.

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230761292

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 103

Perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and The Light, Matthew Shardlake is back in the sixth book in the Shardlake series, from number one bestselling author C. J. Sansom. 'When it comes to intriguing Tudor-based narratives, Hilary Mantel has a serious rival' - Sunday Times ‘Sansom has the trick of writing an enthralling narrative. Like Hilary Mantel, he produces densely textured historical novels that absorb their readers in another time’ - Andrew Taylor, Spectator England, 1546: King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr. Shardlake, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before, is working on the Cotterstoke Will case, a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then, unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen. For Catherine Parr has a secret. She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But, although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has - inexplicably - vanished. Only one page has been found, clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer. Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London but leads him and Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal court; a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive him into a swirl of intrigue inside Whitehall Palace, where Catholic enemies and Protestant friends can be equally dangerous, and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind wherever it blows, more dangerous than either. The theft of Queen Catherine's book proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotterstoke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake. A stunning historical series, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory, the bestselling Shardlake series begins with Dissolution, Dark Fire, Sovereign, Revelation and Heartstone. Continue the gripping historical series with Tombland.
Categories: Fiction

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

AWARDS , HONORS : Ellis Peters Historical Dagger , Crime Writers ' Association
, 2005 , for Dark Fire . ... s storyline , noting that although “ Sansom clearly
harbors a deep affection for and knowledge of this historical period . . . his novel
is unrelentingly grim in tone . ... second work in Sansom ' s “ Shardlake " series ,
the hunchbacked attorney has just two weeks to uncover the truth behind an
unusual ...

Author: Gale Cengage Publishing

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787695335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 192

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Heartstone A Shardlake Novel 5

Heartstone  A Shardlake Novel 5

Heartstone is C. J. Sansom's fifith spellbinding mystery in the Shardlake series. "Murder, mystery and turbulent history are expertly twisted together in Sansom's fifth Tudor crime novel." Sunday Times Summer, 1545. England is at war.

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Mantle

ISBN: 9781743035436

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

View: 606

Heartstone is C. J. Sansom's fifith spellbinding mystery in the Shardlake series. "Murder, mystery and turbulent history are expertly twisted together in Sansom's fifth Tudor crime novel." Sunday Times Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis. Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of "monstrous wrongs" committed against a young ward of the court, which have already involved one mysterious death, Shardlake and his assistant Barak journey to Portsmouth. Once arrived, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing to become a war zone; and Shardlake takes the opportunity to also investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettipace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam. The emerging mysteries around the young ward, and the events that destroyed Ellen's family nineteen years before, involve Shardlake in reunions both with an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. Events will converge on board one of the King's great warships, primed for battle in Portsmouth harbour . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Viking, $25.95 (592p) ISBN 978-0-670-03831-2. so. ansom's. engrossing. third.
historical. O. featuring Matthew Shardlake (after 2005's Dark Fire) finds the
hunchbacked barrister at the vortex of strife-torn Tudor England ... Only the
graphologist knows for sure in this dynamite debut, the first in a new series, from
forensic handwriting expert Lowe ... The book's most literary aspect is the
wordplay of the title.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036963536

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 278

Categories: American literature

Little Girl Lost

Little Girl Lost

The first in Brian McGilloway's thrilling DS Lucy Black series, Little Girl Lost is an addictive crime thriller set in Northern Ireland about corruption, greed and vengeance, and a father's love for his daughter.

Author: Brian McGilloway

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472133410

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 566

The first in Brian McGilloway's thrilling DS Lucy Black series, Little Girl Lost is an addictive crime thriller set in Northern Ireland about corruption, greed and vengeance, and a father's love for his daughter. Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black is baffled to find herself suddenly moved from a high-profile case involving a kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman's teenage daughter. At home, Black is struggling with caring for her increasingly unstable father, and trying to avoid conflict with her frosty mother - who also happens to be the Assistant Chief Constable. As she tries to identify the unclaimed child, Black begins to realize that her case and the kidnapping may be linked by events from the grimmest days of the country's recent history - events that also defined her own troubled childhood.
Categories: Fiction

The Tablet

The Tablet

Shel . 7 . Beyers I SUTRIUT . slon 3x harise . 2 ribe man . Tre : find Sui & ents 2
cent Com A port it and at adjet ler How POI ... characters in the trilogy , but she
strikes antipathy to the Christianity of Northern splendid cast of villains for his
trilogy . ... Dark NOVEL OF THE WEEK Materials and acknowledged that its
account of faith would be really convincing Dark Fire ... Available November 2004
monastery at the time of the Henrician Shardlake is assisted by Jack Barak , a
depredations .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093078636

Category:

Page:

View: 750

The international Catholic weekly.
Categories:

Country Life

Country Life

Huon Mallaiieu The Shardlake quartet: Dissolution, Dark Fire, Sovereign and
Revelation C.J.Sansom (Macmillan, ... and humour that I remember so well
surfaces in this bracing and opinionated sequel to his similarly excellent books
on the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132698981

Category: Country life

Page:

View: 278

Categories: Country life