Tombland

Tombland

Loistelias historiallinen trilleri vie lukijan keskelle Tudorien ajan Englannin kuohuntaa. Huippusuositun Shardlake-sarjan seitsemäs osa. On kevät vuonna 1549. Englanti on luisumassa kaaokseen Henrik VIII:n kuoleman jälkeen. Uskonnolliset erimielisyydet repivät kansaa, sota Skotlannin kanssa jatkuu jatkumistaan ja koko maan talous uhkaa romahtaa. Kuninkaan kuoltua veitsente Loistelias historiallinen trilleri vie lukijan keskelle Tudorien ajan Englannin kuohuntaa. Huippusuositun Sha...

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Title:Tombland
Author:C.J. Sansom
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Tombland
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:866 pages pages

Tombland Reviews

  • Susan in NC
    Mar 25, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
    Sep 17, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

  • Annet
    Nov 29, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

  • AdiTurbo
    Dec 31, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

    Matthew Shardlake is recruited by Elizabeth to investigate the accusations of murder against her distant relative John Boleyn. He is supposed to have bludgeoned his wife Edith and left her on horrible display. Up in Norwich he is drawn into an uprising from commoners against unfair tre...

    Looooved it. Next one soon please. Don?t leave me hanging Mr Sansom. ...

    Tombland is the most unexpected release for me this year as I thought Lamentation, the sixth book, was the last in his Shardlake Series. This now has to be the most anticipated book of the year for me, and I was very excited to receive a copy to review. Set in 1549, three years aft...

    Tombland (2018)?its title is taken from an upscale residential area in 16th century Norwich, England?is the seventh in C. J. Sansom's massive historical crime novels starring the hunchback Matthew Shardlake, a Serjeant (lawyer in the Court of Common Pleas, or land court) in Lincoln...

    Somewhat too long and some parts not well-edited, but this is still Sansom, with his unfathomable depth of historical knowledge and research, and it is still Shardlake, although a bit less morally-sound than usual this time. I knew nothing about the Kett rebellion and was glad to find ...

  • Kate Forsyth
    Apr 23, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    Oct 26, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

    Matthew Shardlake is recruited by Elizabeth to investigate the accusations of murder against her distant relative John Boleyn. He is supposed to have bludgeoned his wife Edith and left her on horrible display. Up in Norwich he is drawn into an uprising from commoners against unfair tre...

    Looooved it. Next one soon please. Don?t leave me hanging Mr Sansom. ...

  • Susan Johnson
    Nov 14, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

  • Kate
    Sep 19, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

  • Matt
    May 07, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

  • Tanja Berg
    Nov 16, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

    Matthew Shardlake is recruited by Elizabeth to investigate the accusations of murder against her distant relative John Boleyn. He is supposed to have bludgeoned his wife Edith and left her on horrible display. Up in Norwich he is drawn into an uprising from commoners against unfair tre...

  • Ingrid
    Dec 20, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

  • Richard Pierce
    Oct 31, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

  • Tracey Sinclair
    Nov 14, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

  • Emma
    Nov 03, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

  • Phrynne
    Jan 02, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

  • Peter
    Feb 10, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

    Matthew Shardlake is recruited by Elizabeth to investigate the accusations of murder against her distant relative John Boleyn. He is supposed to have bludgeoned his wife Edith and left her on horrible display. Up in Norwich he is drawn into an uprising from commoners against unfair tre...

    Looooved it. Next one soon please. Don?t leave me hanging Mr Sansom. ...

    Tombland is the most unexpected release for me this year as I thought Lamentation, the sixth book, was the last in his Shardlake Series. This now has to be the most anticipated book of the year for me, and I was very excited to receive a copy to review. Set in 1549, three years aft...

    Tombland (2018)?its title is taken from an upscale residential area in 16th century Norwich, England?is the seventh in C. J. Sansom's massive historical crime novels starring the hunchback Matthew Shardlake, a Serjeant (lawyer in the Court of Common Pleas, or land court) in Lincoln...

  • Leah
    Oct 24, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

  • Andy
    Mar 25, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

  • Trisha Griffiths
    May 03, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

  • Thebooktrail
    Oct 18, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

  • Charles Haworth
    Nov 06, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

    Matthew Shardlake is recruited by Elizabeth to investigate the accusations of murder against her distant relative John Boleyn. He is supposed to have bludgeoned his wife Edith and left her on horrible display. Up in Norwich he is drawn into an uprising from commoners against unfair tre...

    Looooved it. Next one soon please. Don?t leave me hanging Mr Sansom. ...

    Tombland is the most unexpected release for me this year as I thought Lamentation, the sixth book, was the last in his Shardlake Series. This now has to be the most anticipated book of the year for me, and I was very excited to receive a copy to review. Set in 1549, three years aft...

    Tombland (2018)?its title is taken from an upscale residential area in 16th century Norwich, England?is the seventh in C. J. Sansom's massive historical crime novels starring the hunchback Matthew Shardlake, a Serjeant (lawyer in the Court of Common Pleas, or land court) in Lincoln...

    Somewhat too long and some parts not well-edited, but this is still Sansom, with his unfathomable depth of historical knowledge and research, and it is still Shardlake, although a bit less morally-sound than usual this time. I knew nothing about the Kett rebellion and was glad to find ...

    I love all the Shardlake books, and this one fits my bill. Less focused on the Machiavellian world of high politics this is a broader strokes look at the period of history and the turbulent social upheaval, revolts and changing landscape of society as well as still showing the gener...

  • Emma
    Nov 02, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

  • Kathy
    May 13, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

  • John Wiltshire
    Nov 18, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

  • Debs Carey
    Nov 02, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

    Matthew Shardlake is recruited by Elizabeth to investigate the accusations of murder against her distant relative John Boleyn. He is supposed to have bludgeoned his wife Edith and left her on horrible display. Up in Norwich he is drawn into an uprising from commoners against unfair tre...

    Looooved it. Next one soon please. Don?t leave me hanging Mr Sansom. ...

    Tombland is the most unexpected release for me this year as I thought Lamentation, the sixth book, was the last in his Shardlake Series. This now has to be the most anticipated book of the year for me, and I was very excited to receive a copy to review. Set in 1549, three years aft...

    Tombland (2018)?its title is taken from an upscale residential area in 16th century Norwich, England?is the seventh in C. J. Sansom's massive historical crime novels starring the hunchback Matthew Shardlake, a Serjeant (lawyer in the Court of Common Pleas, or land court) in Lincoln...

    Somewhat too long and some parts not well-edited, but this is still Sansom, with his unfathomable depth of historical knowledge and research, and it is still Shardlake, although a bit less morally-sound than usual this time. I knew nothing about the Kett rebellion and was glad to find ...

    I love all the Shardlake books, and this one fits my bill. Less focused on the Machiavellian world of high politics this is a broader strokes look at the period of history and the turbulent social upheaval, revolts and changing landscape of society as well as still showing the gener...

    I was really looking forward to this one, fearing that the Shardlake tales would end with the death of Henry VIII. I don't know whether there was too much anticipation, but I found myself speed reading too many sections for this to warrant more than 3 stars. Young Edward is on the t...

  • Stephen Robert Collins
    Nov 02, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

  • Beata
    Nov 04, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

  • Victoria
    Oct 29, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

  • Juliet Bookliterati
    Oct 18, 2018

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...

    I got all excited when I saw that there was a new C. J. Sansom book out! I love his Matthew Shardlake mysteries. They are set in Tudor times, and never fail to shine a new light on this fascinating period of history. I popped up to the bookshop to buy it straight away. It?s a big thi...

    Matthew Shardlake is recruited by Elizabeth to investigate the accusations of murder against her distant relative John Boleyn. He is supposed to have bludgeoned his wife Edith and left her on horrible display. Up in Norwich he is drawn into an uprising from commoners against unfair tre...

    Looooved it. Next one soon please. Don?t leave me hanging Mr Sansom. ...

    Tombland is the most unexpected release for me this year as I thought Lamentation, the sixth book, was the last in his Shardlake Series. This now has to be the most anticipated book of the year for me, and I was very excited to receive a copy to review. Set in 1549, three years aft...

  • Clemens Schoonderwoert
    Jan 29, 2019

    My life will change utterly Since my sinful eyes saw this noble land so much admired... Shardlake is back! So good..... Loved this book, took it slow... Big five stars, loved it! Great history and crime fiction, of the highest quality and entertaining value. Sansom is without dou...

    This long-awaited 7th novel in the Matthew Shardlake series is based around 1549 Kett's Rebellion and a mystery murder which Matthew is asked by the Lady Elizabeth to investigate. As the Author himself admits, the Rebellion is not as famous as the Peasants? Revolt of 1381. We are pre...

    The essential problem with this book is that it didn't know whether it wanted to be an extended account of the Kett Rebellion told via the characters we all know and love from the series, or a murder mystery. It certainly failed in its aim to be both. The apparent driver of the plo...

    Another totally brilliant book in this wonderful series by C.J. Sansom. I have missed Matthew Shardlake while we have been waiting for this next adventure to be published but I guess it takes a while to write 850 perfect pages! Takes a while to read them too:) No skimming allowed or ev...

    Like all his books this is direct follow on from his others this starts in January 1549 when Elizabeth I is only 15. Edward VI who is king in name only as he is only 11 so Seymour ,Duke of Somerset is the real "king" lord Protector . Here once again Lord Richard Rich Lord Chancellor ...

    C.J. Sansom continues to impress with this set of Tudor era historical mysteries. Combing legal conundrums with historical controversies, the reader is taken back to relive some of the most tumultuous times during Tudor reign. Much has changed since the death of King Henry VIII, though...

    How I envy those who will read this in October, rather than April, as is the doom of those of us Sansom fans in the United States. ETA: Just ordered from Book Depository! Thanks very much, Hunter. ETA2: And they just refunded me, as were "unable to deliver your order." Back to th...

    ?Was there ever such a year as this?? There was a lot of speculation about whether this book would be completed and I was so hopeful and impatient for it to be. And then, here it was. An enormous tome. It was wonderful and for the first time in this series, about a period and time...

    Well this has been quite a journey. For Shardlake literally and for me in reading this vast work. Of course it can't be less than 5 stars. I'm very impressed with all the research and as always Mr. Sansom makes me feel as if I'm living in his book. Yet the middle part dragged somewhat ...

    Been saving this for a few months now, kinda working up some steam/stamina to read it as it?s a solid looking brick.... and I can?t shake the feeling that this is gonna be overtly long.....? With that feeling entrenched I have to say it took me around two sittings, about 70 page...

    Well-written as ever, but SO long. The first 400 pages are concerned with the murder mystery, then it segues into being more a historical novel covering a rebellion for the next 350 pages or so, so it takes nearly 800 pages to solve a fairly simple murder mystery. The historical story ...

    I didn't think I would ever get the chance to review a Matthew Shardlake book, I thought the series had finished so to get another one was very exciting I've never been one to shy away from a big book, in fact often the opposite I love nothing more than a big book I can sink my tee...

    One of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint - staggeringly good historical fiction, part of a series that finds something new to say about the Tudors. This time it's the rebellions of 1549 during the reign of Edward VI, most particularly in Norwich and Norfol...

    Where the first six of the Shardlake series were very very good, this is outstanding. It's a towering achievement of a book. Consciously or unconsciously, this is an indictment of the English class system of tgen and now, an indictment of austerity, of politicians, and of Brexit. It al...

    Visit the settings of Tombland I'm not going to lie. This was a monster of a book even for me. A tomb of a read ironically at over 840 pages. But do you know what? It's CJ Sansom and the time passed quickly as I was sucked into a medieval world of intrigue and murder. Ther...

    801 pages for the novel + another 60 pages of historical reference material I have been and continue to be a fan of the Matthew Shardlake series. The historical detail in this seventh book is expansive with a richly imagined portrayal of the daily life at Mousehold Heath, one of the r...

    It's amazing the things you learn from TV. I was watching Craig Ferguson's late night show one night and he started talking about an amazing author and a great series of books. The author was CJ Sansom and the series was Matthew Shardlake. I followed up his recommendation and I am so ...

    I really enjoyed this latest mystery in one of my favorite historical mystery series. As has been the case in every book in this excellent series, Sansom immerses his hero, London lawyer Matthew Shardlake, in historical events as he attempts to solve a mystery. Here, the event is Kett?...

    I love this writer, I love the character Shardlake, all the books are fantastic. Please get well soon ...

    An England ripe for rebellion... It?s the summer of 1549, and young King Edward VI is on the throne following the death of Henry VIII two years earlier. Since Edward is still a child, the guardians appointed by Henry have in turn appointed a Protector to rule in his stead, his unc...

    I'm not so much reading this as living through it. Five stars would never be enough to rate this remarkable, superb experience. I've loved every single one of the Shardlake novels. Each one is a masterclass in how to write good historical novels. This one is no exception. The basic sto...

    This tremendous book is the 7th volume of the amazing "Matthew Shardlake" series from the author C.J. Sansom. Let me first tell you that the historical details concerning this story are superbly implemented by the author, and explained in a very wonderful fashion. Secondly on the ins...