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Editorial: Macmillan, London
Año de publicación: 2008
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Edición: First Edition
This is a true UK first edition / first printing, numbered 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page. It is the fourth book in the bestselling 'Shardlake' series ('Dissolution' being number one, 'Dark Fire' number two, 'Sovereign' number three and 'Heartstone' number five). The page edges could be a touch brighter. There is a tiny amount of shelfwear to the edges of the jacket. Otherwise, very nice. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001003
Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. But this time the object of his affections is resisting. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies.
Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy, a religious maniac locked in the Bedlam hospital for the insane. Should he be released to his parents, when his terrifying actions could lead to him being burned as a heretic?
When an old friend is horrifically murdered Shardlake promises his widow, for whom he has long had complicated feelings, to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him to both Cranmer and Catherine Parr ? and with the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation.
As London's Bishop Bonner prepares a purge of Protestants Shardlake, together with his assistant, Jack Barak, and his friend, Guy Malton, follow the trail of a series of horrific murders that shake them to the core, and which are already bringing frenzied talk of witchcraft and a demonic possession ? for what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer . . .?
'...gripping literary works that hold the reader's attention to the last...highly recommended' -- Dewsbury Reporter
'A page-turning thriller, as gripping as any contemporary novel' -- Evening Express Aberdeen
'A very superior entertainment.' -- Mail on Sunday
'Four books into this wonderful series, Samson is emerging as a major novelistic talent.' -- The Tablet
'If this isn't the best crime novel of the year, then we're going to have a great year.' -- Radio 4's Front Row
'Like its predecessors, Revelation skillfully interweaves historical fact with a tightly constructed thriller plot...' -- South Wales Argus
'Sansom's absorbing, substantial novels transcend the limitations of crime fiction while conforming to its conventions.' -- The Sunday Telegraph
'Sansom's deft sense of dramatic timing takes us effortlessly through this fat, juicy book...' -- The Times
'Superior stuff, ripe with sights, smells, fears and nuances of Tudor England.'
-- Dorset Echo
'The historical detail is precise...but never obtrusive. Sansom's cunning combination of history and crime fiction is utterly compelling.'
-- Daily Express
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