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Revelation

by C.J. Sansom

Revelation
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2009, 560 pages
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    Feb 2010, 560 pages

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For enthusiasts of both mysteries or historical fiction, Revelation is a fascinating read and a welcome installment in the absorbing Shardlake series

C.J. Sansom's latest installment of the Matthew Shardlake series takes readers once again to the streets of Tudor England. In Revelation, hunchbacked Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and detective, has been called to represent mad Adam Kite, a young man who cannot stop praying. In this world of religious volatility, where Catholics and Protestants vie for superiority, religious conspicuousness is inadvisable. Young Kite's madness has gained too much attention, and he has been confined to the Bedlam, the keeping place for the insane in Tudor London. At the same time, a religious fanatic is on the loose, killing people around London. Matthew is drawn deep into the religious chaos threatening the peace of the city -- chaos that may or may not involve the disturbed Adam Kite.

Against this perfectly created historical backdrop, the hunchbacked Matthew Shardlake investigates the strange events ...

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