Well following on from a post from Dan about posting reviews, here is a short (very short) review.
Spring 1543, an aging and ailing King Henry the Eighth is awaiting an answer to his proposal of marriage to Catherine Parr.
The mystery solving lawyer Mathew Shardlake returns in this the fourth book of the series. This is a tale of religious intolerance and horrific murders committed in the name of a God. It’s a good mystery thriller with plenty of red herrings that kept this reader guessing.
If you like a good murder mystery this is a good series to try though I would advise reading them in order, starting with Dissolution.
By My Friend Jack
Finished this last night! Thoroughly enjoyed it. So long as you don't mind characters from 1540 using modern English (not modern slang, so it reads OK). I'm quite intrigued to find out how many of the peripheral characters actually existed.
If you enjoy a good murder mystery, this is worth a try.
I was so looking forward to this book, being a complete devotee of Shardlake and all his pals, and it was well worth the wait.
The historical details are there, the plotlines keep you guessing, and Shardlake is every bit as meticulous and infuriating as ever. Loved the Mary Rose sequences, and I now have a little knowledge of Tudor naval exploits.
Am looking forward to the next one - surely it will be set during the turbulent times of Edward's reign and the shambles that followed. It'll make for some interesting legal debates!