|Author||: C.J. Sansom|
|Publisher||: Mulholland Books|
|Release Date||: 2016-02-02|
|Pages||: 0 pages|
|Rating||: 4.2/5 (549 download)|
Download or read book Lamentation written by C.J. Sansom and published by Mulholland Books. This book was released on 2016-02-02 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A triumph both as detective fiction and as a novel ... superior to Hilary Mantel."--The Independent Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. The Catholic party focuses its attack on Henry's sixth wife--and Matthew Shardlake's old mentor--Queen Catherine Parr. The Queen has authored a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. Although the secret book was kept hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has inexplicably vanished. Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London, but leads him and his trusty assistant Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of court politics, a world Shardlake swore never to enter again.