The clever plotting and brilliantly evoked world of Heartstone-the fifth Matthew Shardlake mystery from bestselling author C. J. Sansom-will dazzle both mystery fans and Tudor history buffs. Summer 1545. A massive French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the country into economic crisis to finance the war. Meanwhile, an old servant of

The clever plotting and brilliantly evoked world of Heartstone-the fifth Matthew Shardlake mystery from bestselling author C. J. Sansom-will dazzle both mystery fans and Tudor history buffs.

Summer 1545. A massive French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the country into economic crisis to finance the war. Meanwhile, an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr has asked Matthew Shardlake to investigate claims of “monstrous” wrongs committed against a young ward of the court. As the French fleet approaches, Shardlake’s inquiries reunite him with an old friend-and an old enemy close to the throne.

The clever plotting and brilliantly evoked world of Heartstone-the fifth Matthew Shardlake mystery from bestselling author C. J. Sansom-will dazzle both mystery fans and Tudor history buffs.

Summer 1545. A massive French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the country into economic crisis to finance the war. Meanwhile, an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr has asked Matthew Shardlake to investigate claims of “monstrous” wrongs committed against a young ward of the court. As the French fleet approaches, Shardlake’s inquiries reunite him with an old friend-and an old enemy close to the throne.

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Jennifer Cameron-Smith "Expect the Unexpected" says:

`Murder follows me on this journey’. In the summer of 1545 England is at war with France. A massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the channel as a consequence of Henry VIII’s unsuccessful invasion of France. The English fleet is gathering at Portsmouth, and the country is raising a militia army. The currency has been debased to pay for the war, and the country is gripped by soaring inflation and economic crisis. Against this backdrop of turmoil and uncertainty, Matthew Shardlake’s legal services are requested by…

SF RAGE says:

WHERE’S THE NEXT ONE? C. J. Sansom is a wonderful writer, as many of you know and have said in the Amazon reviews. Being a bit over-eager to sink my teeth into his newest effort, “Heartstone”, I ordered it from Amazon UK. When the book arrived, I dove into it and would like to announce to all that this, like his other Shardlake efforts, is a real winner.It’s a lenghty tome filled with another great story and character development (bravo!) and it does not disappoint. Sansom has retained his easy style,…

William Thon "BTHON" says:

SUPERB Antoher Great book of the Matthew Shardlake series. I could not put it down and read the entire thing over the weekend. Truly the best writer of our age and takes you back in time to another time with great characters, superb plots and always exciting to the last page. You will not be able to put this book down. I hope all the Harry Potter readers who have now matured will start to read the Shardlake books. It is the best read imaginable. LOVE EVERY BOOK of this series. I’ll have a hard time…

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