Dissolution

Dissolution

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.

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447285830

Category: Benedictine monasteries

Page: 462

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In an age of treachery and turmoil, brutal murder brings the ultimate test of faith ..."A first-rate murder mystery" Independent on Sunday"Shardlake is a character to treasure" James Naughtie, Sunday Times"Terrific. Historical fiction at its finest" Peter RobinsonHenry 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 alter, 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 in the phenomenal Shardlake series by bestselling author, C. J. Sansom, followed by Dark Fire, Sovereign, Revelation, Heartstone and Lamentation.
Categories: Benedictine monasteries

Dissolution

Dissolution

A "remarkable debut" (P. D. James), Dissolution introduces a thrilling historical series that is not to be missed by fans of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142004302

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion comes the exciting and elegantly written first novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series Dissolution 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. A "remarkable debut" (P. D. James), Dissolution introduces a thrilling historical series that is not to be missed by fans of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
Categories: Fiction

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

His debut novel , Dissolution , " provides readers with a vivid Tudor historical mystery , ” according ... He enlists the help of hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake and Shardlake's young , handsome assistant Mark Poer in investigating ...

Author: Amanda D. Sams

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787695335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the worlds most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography