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The third Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery by C. J. Sansom, the bestselling author of Winter in Madridand DominionC. 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 inThe Wall Street Journalas one of her top five all-time favorite books. NowinSovereign, 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
  • 101,848

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When historical fiction clicks, theres nothing more gripping . . . and C.J. Sansoms fantastic "Sovereign" left me positively baying for more. Its 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. Sansoms Sovereign . . . deserves as wide a readership as any of the above. . . . Its 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 novelsWinter in MadridandDominionandthe Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series, earned a Ph.D. in history and was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer."show more