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The third Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery by C. J. Sansom, the bestselling author of "Winter in Madrid"and "Dominion"C. J . Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with each new novel published. His first book in the Matthew Shardlake series, "Dissolution," was selected by P. D. James in"The Wall Street Journal"as one of her top five all-time favorite books. Nowin"Sovereign," Shardlake faces the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: imprisonment int he Tower of London. Shardlake and his loyal assistant, Jack Barak, find themselves embroiled in royal intrigue when a plot against King Henry VIII is uncovered in York and a dangerous conspirator they've been charged with transporting to London is connected to the death of a local glazer. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 583 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0143113178
  • 9780143113171
  • 95,697

Review quote

"When historical fiction clicks, there's nothing more gripping . . . and C.J. Sansom's fantastic "Sovereign" left me positively baying for more. It's that good. . . . Rebellion, plots, torture, fanaticism, a murder mystery and a real historical scandal come alive in this deeply satisfying novel." -Deirdre Donahue, "USA Today" "Authors of the caliber of P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, and Minette Walters remain rare. C. J. Sansom's Sovereign . . . deserves as wide a readership as any of the above. . . . It's deeper, stronger, and subtler than most novels in the genre." -"The Sunday Independent" (London)show more

About C J Sansom

C. J. Sansom, the internationally bestselling author ofthe novels"Winter in Madrid"and"Dominion"andthe Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series, earned a Ph.D. in history and was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer."show more