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    DescriptionFrom the bestselling author of "Winter in Madrid" and "Dominion" comes a second riveting sixteenth-century thriller featuring hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake In 1540, during the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is asked to help a young girl accused of murder. She refuses to speak in her defense even when threatened with torture. But just when the case seems lost, Thomas Cromwell, the king's feared vicar general, offers Shardlake two more weeks to prove his client's innocence. In exchange, Shardlake must find a lost cache of "Dark Fire," a legendary weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning adventure, filled with period detail and history. "Atmospheric and engaging" (Margaret George), this second book in Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series delves again into the dark and superstitious world of Cromwell's England introduced in "Dissolution."


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    Title
    Dark Fire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C J Sansom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 502
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143036432
    ISBN 10: 0143036432
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 823/.92
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC034000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: FFH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC014000
    LC classification: PR6119.A57 D37 2006
    Thema V1.0: FB, FFH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    27 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    C. J. Sansom, the internationally bestselling author of the Matthew Shardlake series and the novels "Winter in Madrid" and "Dominion," earned a Ph.D. in history and was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer.
    Review quote
    C. J. Sansom s highly atmospheric and well-crafted sixteenth-century thriller... vividly describes the turbidity of Tudor London. (Jasper Fforde)