‘Compulsively gripping Tudor murder mysteries As a plot with a clutch of steel pulls you through dramatic twists and turns and vivid, knowledgeable, widely. Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery [C. J. Sansom] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery. Revelation is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom’s fifth novel, and the fourth in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in .
|Published (Last):||12 January 2006|
|PDF File Size:||11.67 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||8.4 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. So Shardlake begins his investigation, and as he does, he realises that these grisly murders are linked, and have a pattern that brings a chill to his rsvelation. He practised for a while in Sussex as a lawyer for the disadvantaged, tevelation quitting in order to work full-time as a writer. May 26, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sansom knows how to make the most of it.
A holocaust of mankind. Sansom ‘s writing lets you see and smell London circa So, we are now up to Catherine Parr.
Morse in doublet and hose
If there is anything I can point to as a negative with this book – a negative for me at least – it would be the amount of religious discussion inserted into the revelatioj. But in the Sixteenth Century, a time reelation intense religious fervour, some can only fathom it as demonic possession. As it draws closer to the dynamic climax the tension is nail-biting and compelling.
Hardcoverpages. Sansom provides a look at the infamous Bethlehem Hospital, giving his readers another taste of life in Tudor England. Sit in a corner with a cup of tea, curl up under a thick quilt in bed, lock yourself away or escape every evening to its pages.
In this revelatiion, it is the year and Matthew Shardlake, the hunchback lawyer, has been promoted to Serjeant in the Court of Requests by Archbishop Cranmer. I have always found this a fascinating period of history and C.
Violent clashes of radical religious groups; tax increases to fund foreign wars; whales washed up in the Thames; scandalous public care of the mentally ill; even references to a man killing prostitutes in East Anglia. Why has the boy suddenly flipped? The approach to mental health and descriptions of “the Bedlam” and how it was run were also very interesting.
One big question remains: Cranmer owes Shardlake big-time after the events of the last book and Matthew is quite happy with his life and his revelatiob. I would rveelation shaved it back a degree as it got in the way of the semi thrilling hunt for a killer or killers. This is an excellent addition to the series — intelligent, thoughtful and well written — rrvelation superior historical mystery.
Sansom is an excellent writer, and his book are immensely satisfying. They interact in believable, thought provoking conversations and are tested in various ways by each turn of events. London is portrayed as a city rife with religious tension.
Shardlake, who is forever eschewing politics, agrees to help because one of his friends was a victim.
Henry VIII is courting Catherine Parr, the Parliament has brought in controversial anti-reformist legislation – the legislation that includes prohibiting women and the working classes from reading the bible — and religious radicals and conservatives are pulling apart the cultural and social fabric of the city.
Yet so many of these Bible-men accept the idea without a second thought. Revelation is no exception. Called in to attend to the bizarre case of a young boy imprisoned for madness and suspected of suffering from demonic possession, when Shardlake discovers the slain body of his best friend in a frozen fountain, he is once again caught between the machinations of the Tudor court, where Henry VIII has s In his fourth outing, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake is up against a gruesome serial killer intent on bringing forth the prophecies of Revelation through a series of Biblical-inspired killings.
Perhaps we’ve become too inured to violence, to bizarre serial killer murders and I speak as a huge fan of Hannibal where people can be grown into trees? However, Barak lost some of my respect in this book due to his drunken antics, mainly due to grief il grant you but i So, time for the review.
It would not be giving too much away to say that the killer is basing his murders on the prophecies of the Book of Revelation, whose apocalyptic visions have recently been opened to the common people through the king’s reforms.
Called in to attend to the bizarre case of a young boy imprisoned for madness and suspected of suffering from demonic possession, when Shardlake discovers the slain body of his best friend in a frozen fountain, he is once again caught between the machinations of the Tudor court, where Henry VIII has set his sights on a reluctant Catherine Parr, his own waning spirituality, and the brutality of existence in Tudor London.
Less intriguing was the mystery itself.
Revelation by C. J. Sansom
Koji je ljudski grijeh bez oprosta? An English version of the Bible has been published, but only Churches and the upper class are allowed to read it.
We share his doubt, fears, and longings as if Matthew is our very best friend. I always learn a lot reading Sansom.