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Revelation (The Shardlake series, 4)

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What Shardlake begins to uncover is more horrifying than anything he and his hot-blooded young assistant Jack Barak have yet had to face. Most famous for his ‘Matthew Shardlake’ series of books, Sansom has been creating his unique brand of historical mystery novels for many years now. Determined to solve the mysterious case, Gwenllian embarks on an audacious investigation that puts her in the way of danger, even as Sir Symon accepts a challenge of going to the hill at night.

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However, I have discovered that historical fiction with crime elements is something I find fascinating.He has also written Winter in Madrid, a thriller set in Spain in 1940 in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. From predicting the wars, plagues and rebellions, the Black Book of Bran is also alleged to have prophesied about the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot.

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Mathew Shardlake, the unconventional barrister who finds himself brilliantly fufilling the role of detective, adds to the overall appeal. Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is defending a teenage boy who is being held in the notorious Bedlam hospital for being a religious maniac. A fiery death may have been pleasing to some – certainly spectators – but sometimes also those joining their God.The wealthy families who could afford to have patients confined and "treated" unwittingly (or wittingly) subjected their loved ones to cruel and inhumane conditions. The most enjoyable part of the book was meeting my ancestors in the streets of Shardlake's Tudor London. London’s streets are filled with preachers; strange signs and portents are seen everywhere; and young men, maddened by differing interpretations of the Bible, are drawn into dangerous fundamentalism.

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