C.J. Sansom

Books by C.J. Sansom


Hunchback lawyer/sleuth Matthew Shardlake is sent by Princess Elizabeth to investigate a murder of which a distant Boleyn relative is accused and finds himself unwillingly caught up in the East Anglian rising which became known as Kett’s Rebellion.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by John Cleal


Henry VIII is dying, the jockeying for power has begun and the religious witch-hunts are in full spate. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake finds his life in danger once again as he seeks to recover a radical religious pamphlet written by Catherine Parr.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler


Churchill has lost his bid to lead the wartime government and Britain surrenders. Resistance to the German masters slowly builds.

Reviewed on 10 June 2014 by John Cleal