Sansom s number one bestselling shardlake series, perfect for fans of hilary mantel and philippa gregory. Sansom has revealed that he has cancer and that tombland could be his last book. It is set in 1544 at a time when henry viii has involved england in a vainglorious war with france, impoverishing the country and devaluing the currency with increasingly serious effects on ordinary people and especially the poor. The bbc have commissioned an adaptation of dissolution with the actor kenneth branagh set to star as shardlake.
Parris giordano bruno series the first book in the series is called heresy and sets the tone nicely for the overarching theme of the book. Sansom new releases, 2020 books book release dates. Not so the novels of cj sansom, whose magnificent books set in the reign of henry viii bring to life the sounds and smells of tudor england. Publishing his first book in 2003 titled dissolution, he leaped onto the literary scene with the first in his matthew shardlake series of novels. Dissolution is the first book in this bestselling phenomenon, where c. Sansom includes books dissolution, dark fire, sovereign, and several more. Sansom came to prominence with the shardlake series, his historical mystery series set in the reign of henry viii in the 16th century. Sansom 5 books set dominion, heartstone, sovereign, dark fire, winter in madrid jan 1, 2014 4. Reading order of matthew shardlake series and list of all c. Sansom s shardlake series, set in henry viiis england. Matthew shardlake is a lawyerdetective in the court of henry viii.
C j sansoms matthew shardlake novels in chronological order. Oct 28, 2018 tombland by cj sansom is published by mantle. Sansoms shardlake series, set in henry viiis england. Sansoms bestselling adventures of matthew shardlake continue in the fourth title of the series, the haunting revelation. Sansom creates both a stunning portrait of tudor england, and an unforgettable character in matthew shardlake. Cj sansom s shardlake lives to fight another day after a long battle with cancer, the author cj sansom is back.
With that he started to gain more prominence within his field as his. Sansom audiobooks on cd set 5 books shardlake series dissolution dark fire heartstone by c. C j sansoms shardlake books in order fantastic fiction. The novel sparked the bestselling shardlake series, following the sixteenthcentury lawyerdetective matthew shardlake and his assistant jack barak as.
Fourth in the series, revelation, is a rollercoaster ride of killings motivated by the book of revelations fire and damnation. It doesnt cost you anything extra, but does help cover the cost of producing my free newsletter. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in sussex, until becoming a fulltime writer. Shardlake is a hunchbacked lawyer who works on commission from thomas cromwell who he is a longtime supporter of, and then others later on. Sansom, including dissolution, and dark fire, and more on.
I have written before in this newsletter about his superb mystery novels set in london in the time of king henry viii, though in this latest one it is henrys young son edward who is on the throne. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. A matthew shardlake tudor mystery penguin random house. Here you can find out about his latest publication, tombland, as well as his fantastic series of novels. Sansoms number one bestselling shardlake series, tombland takes his lawyerdetective deep into the heart of a mystery that threatens the very foundations of the tudor dynasty. Sansom author 2012 dark fire shardlake series book 2 c. Cj sansom s shardlake series has sold over two million copies, and this atmospheric dramatisation starring baftawinning actor jason watkins the lost honour of christopher jeffries brings his debut novel to electrifying life. Sansom 6 books set dissolution, dark fire, sovereign, revelation, heartstone, lamentation by c. The first ever writing to get published was dissolution in the year 2003 published by the famous macmillan house in london. Here at, we have the official list of new and upcoming c. Henry viii has ordered the dissolution of the mona more. The matthew shardlake tudor mystery series continues with this fourth suspenseful installment by the bestselling author of winter in madrid and dominionin 1543, while tudor england is abuzz with king henry viiis wooing of lady catherine parr, matthew shardlake is working to defend a teenage boy, a religious fanatic being held in the infamous bedlam hospital for the insane. Follow shardlake into the dark heart of tudor england with the bestselling dark fire, sovereign, revelation, heartstone, lamentation and tombland. Ian sansom bibliography chronological book list and series.
Sansom too, so you might enjoy pillars of the earth by ken folletstory set around the building of a cathedral. Today, im kicking things off with the matthew shardlake series by c. Here you will find exclusive insights and behindthescenes. Sansom new releases with out continously updated guide. Sansom made his debut as a published author in 2003 with the novel dissolution. There are no spoilers as such but knowledge, say, that a character is a friend in later books does mean that you dismiss them as suspects in a current book. Sansom has said that he plans to write further shardlake novels taking the lawyer into the reign of elizabeth i. Sansom author of dominion, winter in madrid and the.
Sansom takes a break from his shardlake series to offer dominion, an absorbing, thoughtful, spypolitico thriller set in the fogridden london of 1952. Two years after the death of henry viii, england is sliding into chaos the nominal king, edward vi, is eleven years old. Matthew shardlake is the featured character in a series of historical mystery novels by british novelist c. The sixth and to date most recent book from cj sansom featuring lawyer matthew shardlake. The shardlake series is a series of historical mystery novels by c. Sansom, set in the reign of henry viii in the 16th century.
If youre a fan of historical crime fiction, this series is for you. Cj sansoms shardlake lives to fight another day after a long battle with cancer, the author cj sansom is back. C j sansom winter in madrid audiobook part 1 youtube. Sansoms number one bestselling shardlake series, tombland takes his lawyerdetective deep into the heart of a mystery that. Sansom, a former solicitor who lives in sussex, is working on a fourth shardlake story and has been consulted on the tv series. Sep 02, 2010 after enjoying book 1 in this series and not having volumes 2 4 to hand, i started reading this volume out of order. Book one, dissolution, is the shortest at 456 pages. In this book matthew shardlake is assigned a mission by the first earl of essex thomas cromwell. The books have been compared to umberto ecos in the name of the rose and i can see why. Set within the historical mystery genre, he started to gain attention thanks to his keen eye for detail and accuracy. J sansom, who used to practice as a lawyer for his living came to prominence with the shardlake series. The rest of the shardlake books are expected to follow. I like to read things in order, so bought the 1st one, dissolution.
Media type, print hardcover and paperback, audiobook, ebook. Sansom is a wristbreaker of a book, steeped in detail and tudor history, but, believe it or not, i hardly skimmed a page. Part adventure, part espionage, all encompassed by terrific atmosphere and a wellargued it might have been. He was born in 1952 and was educated at the university of birmingham, where he took a ba and then a phd in history. A bbc commission of an adaptation of the first sansom novel, dissolution, is expected to be followed by more of the shardlake books. Sansom is a well established author within his particular field. Sansom, the internationally bestselling author of the novels winter in madrid and dominion and the matthew shardlake tudor mystery series, earned a ph.
Sansom s series featuring the lawyer matthew shardlake. Cj sansom is highly skilled at weaving together the threads of his plot with the real and riveting history the atmosphere of fear and suspicion is brilliantly renderedas the plot draws to a clever and satisfying conclusion, sansom gives us a clue about where the kings death will take shardlake and it is a spinetingling prospect. Shardlake is asked by henrys sixth wife queen catherine parr to investigate the theft of a book from her apartments in the palace. Sansom has been consulted on the series, which is in the final stages of negotiation. Mar 28, 2019 so i thought i share today some of the books that i think may appeal if you like c. Sansom author steven crossley narrator 2009 dark fire shardlake series book 2 c.
Print hardcover and paperback, audiobook, e book the shardlake series is a series of historical mystery novels by c. However, the books starting with dissolution are set in the time of henry viii and the reform. Dissolution is the first in the phenomenal shardlake series by bestselling author, c. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. Sansom was educated at birmingham university, where he took a ba and then a phd in history. Get the audible audio editions of the matthew shardlake series from the. After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor. Sansom is a british author of historical fiction and mystery novels. If you buy a book by clicking on one of these links i receive a small commission. The series currently stands at 7 books and they are sure to keep you busy for quite a while. Set during the reign of tudor monarch henry viii it features heavily on the religious conflict of the period. Sansom author 2005 dark fire shardlake series book 2 c.
Sansom official august 24, 2019 shardlake is a superb creation, who gains more substance with each new book. Shardlake is asked by henrys sixth wife queen catherine parr to investigate the theft of a book. I didnt think it would be my kind of thing, but i got very engrossed in the story. Publication order of medieval murderers collections. When it comes to intriguing tudorbased narratives, hilary mantel has a serious rival sunday times.
Download the matthew shardlake audiobook series and listen anywhere, anytime on your iphone, android or windows device. Andrew hasson c j sansom winces at the mention of the tudors, the bbcs recent dramatisation of the life of henry viii, starring a pouting jonathan rhys meyers. Im sorry if im beginning to sound like a cracked record, but i continue to love the matthew shardlake tudor detective series by cj sansom. Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with each new novel published.
One of britains bestselling historical novelists, c. Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Order of matthew shardlake books matthew shardlake is the featured character in a series of historical mystery novels by british novelist c. The series main character is the hunchbacked lawyer matthew shardlake, who is assisted in his adventures by mark poer, then jack barak and also nicholas overton. Sansom good read and 2019, 2020, 2021 release dates here. Author c j sansoms complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. A friend put me onto c j sansom s books and loaned me 2 and 3 in the shardlake series. Sansom s historical crime series takes the reader to the dark heart of tudor england with gripping realism, sensational storylines and a host of unforgettable characters. Sansom worked first as a historian and then as a lawyer before combining both in his darkly fascinating novel of monastic murder and politics in his first novel dissolution. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia. He worked as a lawyer in sussex before deciding to move to writing fulltime. As henry viii falls gravely ill, a bitter political power struggle unfolds published.
Henry viii has ordered the dissolution of the shelve dissolution. In dissolution, shardlake, who supports religious reform, witnesses the viciousness. Cj sansoms shardlake lives to fight another day news. Cj sansom books in chronological order keith richards life pdf download, writer of crime novels, scottish and british author c. The shardlake series book series 7 books from book 1. Sansom s acclaimed matthew shardlake mystery series c. Discover book depositorys huge selection of c j sansom books online.
Set during the reign of henry viii, the novels focus on various crimes, which the intrepid shardlake investigates while dealing with the prevailing situation of london and england under henrys increasingly erratic reign. Jul 16, 2015 discover book depositorys huge selection of c j sansom books online. Fast paced and suspenseful, it is both an engrossing murder mystery and a brilliantly realised portrayal of tudor england. It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest. Sansom books in order publication order of standalone novels.
Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with. See the complete matthew shardlake series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Jul 16, 2015 winner of the cwa ellis peters historical dagger, dark fire is the second thrilling book in c. Although the shardlake novels read well as standalone books it is best to read them in chronolgical order. Publishing his first book in 2003 titled dissolution. Publishing his first book in titled dissolution, he leaped onto the literary scene. Sansom made his debut as a published author in 2003 with the novel.419 114 1286 420 636 678 1287 1479 62 783 602 51 1075 941 93 900 372 1191 1311 1017 1108 143 709 1126 1068 956 1282 1173 989 749 1113 1393 77 139 1440 843 17 1087 164 134 204 806 448 302 474