Revelation

Revelation

Book - 2009
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Defending a young religious zealot who is being held in the infamous Bedlam hospital for the insane, Matthew Shardlake investigates a series of murders with disturbing ties to Lady Catherine Parr, a reform sympathizer and future wife of Henry VIII.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670020515
0670020516
Branch Call Number: M SANSOM
Characteristics: 549 p

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sjmitra Sep 13, 2011

The fourth in the Shardlake series and perhaps the most complex. Revelation is about religion and twisted psyches and is a compelling read. A serial killer is loose at a time when Henry VIII's England is already torn between Catholics, Protestants, reformists, and a king who is asserting his right to be Head of the Church of England. Thomas Seymour and Catherine Parr make their presence felt in this book and this time the author focuses on developing the familiar characters -- Jack, Tamasin and Guy of Malton are developed with more detail and the reader becomes more involved in their lives. Great read!

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gwinegarden
Sep 26, 2010

Another fascinating mystery from the time of Henry VIII. Cannot wait for the next one.

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