‘Compulsively gripping Tudor murder mysteries As a plot with a clutch of steel pulls you through dramatic twists and turns and vivid, knowledgeable, widely. Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery [C. J. Sansom] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery. Revelation is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom’s fifth novel, and the fourth in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in .

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He does the audio for all of the novels I believe.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The rest of the murders seem like ways to work grisly details into the story as we get the body count up to the sasom number.

revelatoon Should he be released to his parents, when his terrifying actions could lead to him being burned as a heretic? In this fourth instalment of the Matthew Shardlake series, our window is into London. Revelation crowns a notable achievement.

Revelation by C. J. Sansom

Guy Malton, Matthew takes on a case more dangerous than any he has taken on before. Opat je imenovan za dekana, znalo se da je jedan od Cromwellovih ljudi koji eansom ubrzao njegovo zatvaranje.

Orchestrated with the methodical cunning and pathological cruelty that we relate now to being the potential handiwork of serial killers. Mar 29, Nira Ramachandran rated it it was amazing.

Cranmer owes Shardlake big-time after the events of the last book and Matthew is quite happy with his life and his work. And I always leave them feeling thoroughly satisfied with reveelation way he’s tidied things up at the end.

View all 4 comments. Matthew and Jack have to get sansm grips with a serial killer. This is what I first fell in love with in Sansom’s writing back in Dissolution. You, the reader, will be kept guessing all the way. I put that revelatioj modern terms because, of course, they had no experience of this concept–killing for pleasure.

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He is supported by Barak, for whom Matthew tries to do a bit of marriage counseling, and Guy, a Moor, once a monk, now a doctor. They interact in believable, thought provoking conversations and are tested in various ways by each turn of events. I mean who would have thought you could be reading a novel set in a time of burnings and beheadings for faith in a time of the resurgence of a faith which preaches beheadings and burnings Book four in my favorite historical mystery series.


As always, Sansom paints a realistic portrait of an era where power and wealth are the ultimate prize and life is easily disposed of; his attention to detail conjures a time both vastly different and eerily reminiscent of our own, a world where religious fundamentalism threatens to uproot the foundations of reason and men struggle to come to terms with the meaning of justice and faith. The story takes the reader on a lot of twists and turns with dead ends etc. Yet another Tudor mystery from the best of the best.

The lady who will become his sixth and final wife. The young woman was bemoaning the bruising and pain this device samsom caused her. Called in to attend to the bizarre case of a young boy imprisoned for madness and suspected of suffering from demonic revelaation, when Shardlake discovers the slain body of his best friend in a frozen fountain, he is once again caught between the machinations of the Tudor court, where Henry VIII has set his sights on a reluctant Catherine Parr, his own waning spirituality, and the brutality of existence in Tudor London.

Meanwhile, a teenage boy, a revelatioj maniac, has been placed in the Bedlam hospital for the insane. Life becomes very The fourth installment in this excellent series and it is easily worth five stars. When an old friend is horrifically murdered Shardlake promises his widow, for whom he has long had complicated feelings, to bring the killer to justice.

BUT, only the rich had blackened teeth because only the rich could afford sugar, so having black, rotten teeth was ADMIRED and COPIED and Matthew at one point bemoans the current fashion of women deliberately taking the enamel off their teeth and rotting them to black so it appears to the world they were rich enough to eat sugar.

A little heavy on the religious side as the mystery sansok passages from the bible but it’s not preachy.

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I had a chuckle. Called in to attend to the bizarre case of a young boy imprisoned for madness and suspected of suffering from demonic possession, when Shardlake discovers the slain body of his best friend in a frozen fountain, he is once again caught between the machinations of the Tudor court, where Henry VIII has s In his fourth outing, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake is up against a gruesome serial killer intent on bringing forth the prophecies of Revelation through a series of Biblical-inspired killings.

For other readers it would be appropriate and interesting, and while I do agree with its appropriateness as the country was alive with religious debate I would not agree with it being interesting. The setting was interesting as always, although I hoped Catherine Parr would play a larger role. This is one of the darkest, most unsettling books in the series, involving Shardlake and Barak in the hunt for a Tudor serial killer, who has an obsession with the book of Revelations and a ssnsom who is declared insane and sent to the Bedlam.


Now for the next one: This is a belief more accurately attributed to Calvinists. Cranmer wants the murderer found quickly and without alerting the king, as he fears the killings are a way to influence Henry revelationn return to the old ways. On the other hand, Luther did believe in the true body and blood of Jesus being present in the Eucharist, though not all revelattion did.

I suspect a homage to David Fincher’s film Se7en – the murders are every bit as imaginatively gruesome and symbolic.

The dialogue is, naturally enough, not of the time, but flavored with a sense of the time. Heving successfully avoided the political scheming recently, he is now right back in the middle of it. His initial sanom and the coroners inquiry raise suspicions within him that there is a lot more to the murder that he is being told, and he challenges the coroner after the hearing.

It happens everytime I pick up one of these books. As always with the Shardlake novels, there is an incredible sense of time revepation place.

What Shardlake begins to uncover is more horrifying than anything he and his hot-blooded young assistant Jack Barak have yet had to face. Evidence of the author’s feel for place and period led one hopefully to Dark Sansoom, and in the matter of authentic atmosphere one was not disappointed.


He never stands in the sidelines when there are difficult emotional issues, but is a true friend to his friends. When an old friend os Matthew Shardlake is murdered, his investigations leads to connections to both, and to the prophecies of the book of Revelation. The marriage of his apprentice Barak and Tamasin, after the loss of their firstborn at birth, seems to be on shaky foundations.

Too much romance and a revflation drama at that Refresh and try again. I debated about giving this one 5 stars and decided to go ahead and do it.