I've read the last 4 of the Shardlake series this year and thoroughly enjoyed them all. This time, Shardlake and Barak are back home in London, on the trail of a religious obsessive serial killer - not quite such an original device as its predecessors, but it still makes for a real page-turner,oozing with period detail....Continua
Historical stuff really isn't my thing as a rule, but Sansom grabs you right from the start, and the time period actually makes it uber cool, serial killer on the loose with no forensic nonsense to help people nab him. I can't help thinking this one reminds me a lot of a Dan Brown-esque storyline, only better, think all the excitement and intrigue of Brown, with none of the drawbacks....Continua
I've read a couple of these now. Even if sometimes I know that the thinking of the protagonists is unusual fo that time. I like the sense of uncertainty that they portray in the time of Henry VIII.