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The Start Of A Superb Series

Advantages: Intelligent, well thought out historical mystery
Disadvantages: Not for those who aren't into their history; the characters develop better in future books

I'm always on the lookout for a new book. For me, during periods over which I am working, because of my commute I tend to get in late and have little time to unwind once I'm through the door of an evening – but I also need to unwind and clear my head of w ...

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The Solution is Dissolution

Advantages: Fantastic characters
Disadvantages: Historical fiction isn't for everyone

Dissolution is the first novel in a series of book written by C.J Sansom and telling the somewhat adventures of Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of the reform. All of the novels in the series are set during the reign of Henry VIII an ...

MI9to5 08.02.2009 · Read full review
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Dissolution by C J Sansom - a medieval mystery!

Advantages: Great reading - couldn't put it down
Disadvantages: Starts off slow

C J (Christopher John) Sansom is a historical fiction author. He was born in Edinburgh, a studied at Birmingham University where he took a BA, then a PHD in history. Several years later he retrained as a solicitor before becoming a full time writer. His M ...

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Dissolution Book

Advantages: good story, nice twists, good characters
Disadvantages: setting may not be everyones liking

I picked up this book not sure if I would like it or not but after reading the first few pages I knew that it would keep me engossed. CJ Sansoms style of writing is very easy to read and grips you from the beginning. Although the book is set in the pa ...

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Murder and Intrigue at the Monastery - Dissolution by C.J. Sansom

Advantages: Good characters, fast pace
Disadvantages: Not everyone's cup of tea

I've just finished reading this book and have to say I found it to be a very enjoyable a read. First off I must say it's not usually my type of thing - crime/historical/murder mystery type things aren't and this book has elements of all of these. However, ...

laukez88 16.11.2009 · Read full review
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