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Dissolution Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries and England is full of informers At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control with the murder of Commissioner Robin Singleton Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer, and his assistant are sent to investigate


About the Author: C.J. Sansom

Christopher John C.J Sansom is an English writer of crime novels He was born in 1952 and was educated at the University of Birmingham, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor He practised for a while in Sussex as a lawyer for the disadvantaged, before quitting in order to work full time as a writer.He came to prominence with his series set in the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century, whose main character is the hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake Shardlake works on commission initially from Thomas Cromwell in Dissolution and Dark Fire and then Thomas Cranmer in Sovereign and Revelation.The BBC have commissioned an adaptation of Dissolution with the actor Kenneth Branagh set to star as Shardlake The rest of the Shardlake books are expected to follow C J Sansom has been consulted on the series, which is in the final stages of negotiation citation needed.He has also written Winter in Madrid, a thriller set in Spain in 1940 in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.Dark Fire won the 2005 Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, awarded by the Crime Writers Association CWA Sansom himself was Very Highly Commended in the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library award, for the Shardlake series from Wikipedia



10 thoughts on “Dissolution

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    This is not Thomas More s Utopia, a nation of innocent savages waiting only for God s word to complete their happiness This is a violent realm, stewed in the corruption of a decadent church I know The papists will use every means to present us from building the christian commonwealth, and so God s blood I will use every means to overcome them I am sorry if my judgement erred Some say you are soft, Matthew, he said quietly La


  2. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I very rarely bother with crime novels The genre feels overdone and, well, a little bit boring To me it all looks like the same regurgitated story I blame the terrible police dramas on television they make me yawn when I see how stupid they are I did a two year course in forensic science, and it never ceases to amaze me how the writers of these television shows think that wearing gloves will therefore mean that the crime scene is n


  3. Adina Adina says:

    I have a special affinity for historical mysteries and Dissolution is one of the good examples of this genre, at least for me The novel is the first installment in Matthew Shardlake series The action is set in the time of in famous king Henry VIII and it has as main character a hunchback lawyer under the service of the equally famous and controversial figure, Thomas Cromwell The titles hints on the subject of the novel, at least it does t


  4. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    This is a reread for me, the first in this historical series set in Tudor England that introduces and establishes the lawyer, Matthew Shardlake, afflicted by a deformity he was born with, leaving him in constant pain Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries, intending to profit greatly from them This has created a febrile atmosphere of religious unrest with Catholics being hunted down and plentiful executions It is 1537, a tired


  5. Thomas Thomas says:

    I enjoyed reading this historical fiction book, recommended by GR friend Ingrid The book is set in 1537 England Henry VIII has left the Catholic church and the country is divided between those faithful to the new Church of England, with Henry VIII as its head, and the Catholic church A royal commissioner is murdered in the monastery of Scarnsea on the southeast coast of England Thomas Cromwell, Henry s vicar general, calls a lawyer, Matthew Shardlake,


  6. Peter Peter says:

    Dissolution Dissolution is the first book from CJ Sansom in the Matthew Shardlake series, set during the reign of King Henry VIII and his Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell The Catholic Church in 1536 is being eradicated in Britain and the Dissolution of the monasteries has begun by 1540 no monasteries would be left The tensions in the country are high between those loyal to King Henry and those to the Catholic Church Cromwell, himself is under scrutiny since hi


  7. James Thane James Thane says:

    Even though I read a lot of history, I ve never been a fan of historical fiction and so when one of the book clubs to which I belong picked this novel as a monthly read, I approached it with some trepidation For the most part, though, I was pleasantly surprised and I enjoyed the bookthan I expected to Dissolution is set in England and the action takes place over a couple of extremely cold and snowy weeks in 1537 This is shortly after King Henry VIII has broken with


  8. PattyMacDotComma PattyMacDotComma says:

    5 He Thomas Cromwell was holding up a casket small box and studying the contents with a contemptuous frown, his wide, narrow lipped mouth down turned above his lantern chin His jaw held thus made me think of a great trap that at any moment might open and swallow one whole with a casual gulp And with a brutal gulp, Cromwell dissolved and swallowed the monasteries across England, beginning with smaller ones in 1536 and completing the dissolution of even the largest old ones


  9. Matt Matt says:

    In the debut novel of this Tudor era series, C.J Sansom lays the groundwork for what could be a great set of historical mysteries After King Henry VIII enacted the dissolution of all monasteries across England, Thomas Cromwell sent commissioners out to ensure the rules were followed in short order After one such man, Robin Singleton, was reported slain at the monastery in Scarnsea, Cromwell calls for an investigation Turning to Matthew Shardlake, Cromwell entrusts him with return


  10. Brian Brian says:

    A realistic view of fallen mankind 3.5 stars I don t recall how this series got on my radar, but when a good friend starting reading, and loving, the series I had to bump it up on my to read pile.I will admit that Dissolution took me a while to get into, despite the fact that its setting and subject matter are right up my alley The reason is because initially it reminded me in terms of plot points of The Name of the Rose , a novel I detest As a result I was leery of it for the first A r


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