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Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery
Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery | C J Sansom
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The Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series continues with this fourth suspenseful installment by the bestselling author of "Winter in Madrid" and "Dominion"In 1543, while Tudor England is abuzz with King Henry VIII's wooing of Lady Catherine Parr, Matthew Shardlake is working to defend a teenage boy, a religious fanatic being held in the infamous Bedlam hospital for the insane. Then, when an old friend is murdered, Shardlake's search for the killer leads him back not only to Bedlam but also to Catherine Parr-and the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. Hailed as a "virtuoso performance" ("The Denver Post") and "historical fiction writing at its best" ("The Tampa Tribune"), "Revelation"is a must-read for fans of Hilary Mantel, Margaret George, and Philippa Gregory."
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There‘s some Litten out there who happens to be sooo sweet and thoughtful—she takes time out of her days and sends boxes full of books...just because!! Thank you so much, @EadieB ... you‘re really beyond nice!!
#lookwhatigot @Crazeedi @Andrew65 #catsoflitsy
(Eadie, you see how interested my cat is, right? 😂)
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TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1mo
EadieB @gradcat Glad they finally arrived! Enjoy! 1mo
Andrew65 A great series! 👏 1mo
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gradcat @TrishB Have you read these? 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 I think I first heard of these books from you! 1mo
gradcat @EadieB Definitely will enjoy. 😉 1mo
EadieB @gradcat I love your glass table and your cat probably smells my dog and cat! 1mo
TrishB I have read number one and have the latest one 🤷‍♀️ I‘m not a big fan of historical mysteries. Love mysteries, love historical, just not together!!i know these are much loved though. 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat That wouldn‘t be a surprise! 😂 @Andrew65 AKA The Noisy reader! 1mo
gradcat @EadieB I‘m sure my cat LOVES those smells! He misses his two brothers (big dogs) who have both died in the last couple of years. 1mo
gradcat @TrishB I haven‘t read a lot of historical mysteries, either, but like you say, people seem to love these! 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 I, personally, would really miss the noise if it weren‘t there! 😂 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat @TrishB For me it is the history and the feel of time I prefer in them to the mysteries. 1mo
Crazeedi @gradcat @Andrew65 introduced me to this series, I've read 3, maybe 4, they're good! You will enjoy! And @EadieB knows exactly what to get, doesn't she? She's the best! And so are you and Andrew!! 4w
EadieB @Crazeedi Thanks! We are the best of the best! 4w
Crazeedi @EadieB must definitely!😘❤ 4w
Crazeedi @EadieB most, dang autocorrect 4w
gradcat @Crazeedi & @Andrew65 & @EadieB You guys are really people that I cherish having in my life. When I‘m kind of “under” it all, I can come on Litsy, find you guys, and read some lovely posts, or even have a nice chat, if I‘m lucky. I‘m so sorry I‘ve not been on as much lately, I feel like I‘m not giving as much as I‘m taking, but I‘m desperately trying to finish up my reading for the year. Please forgive me, guys—and just know that I love you all! 4w
EadieB @gradcat Do what you need to do and we will be here for you when you need us! We understand as we have been behind in our reading too. 4w
gradcat @EadieB Thanks Eadie! You always make me feel better. ♥️♥️ 4w
EadieB @gradcat Just call me Dr. Eadie! lol 4w
gradcat @EadieB Okay! It‘s exactly right!! You‘re my virtual life coach! ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
EadieB @gradcat Speaking of doctors, I have a broken blood vessel in the corner of my eye and bad sinus pain. Leaving for Mexico on the 24th. I need to make appointment and ask to bring antibiotic with me as I always get sick when I travel. I have to babysit today so my son-in-law can hunt his deer and babysitting Tues and Wed for my daughter‘s hair appointment. Also have dr appointment next Fri with rheumatologist. Feeling anxious about my trip! 4w
Crazeedi @EadieB oh Eadie how nice you get to take a vacation! Have a good time, I hope you get your eye taken care of and the sinus infection clears!! 4w
Crazeedi @gradcat I totally get it, since I haven't been on here as much either, like you I have i think 18 books to read to reach my goodreads goal. And trying g to get some kind of organization in my challenges for next year. 4w
Crazeedi @EadieB @gradcat @Andrew65 if any of you have come up with a way to keep track of what you commit to and how you keep track of everything I'd love some ideas! BTW I ordered a couple more books from our series we are starting. I have 4 of each now!! 4w
Andrew65 @EadieB Hopefully sinus pain improves, nothing worse. Hopefully sinus problem will improve before you travel. Don‘t want a flight with that ongoing. Have a great vacation. 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 I think that I have had this sinus problem and coughing for as long as you have been having your problem. Hoping for some relief soon! 4w
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes I remember you having talked about it previously. I think we both need answers and a solution to the problems. I tend to suffer sinus problems each winter, apparently got very narrow nasal passages. Ever6 time I eat I need to blow my nose afterwards which is quite bizarre. In winter months I also cough as soon as I go out in the cold. (edited) 4w
gradcat @EadieB Does that broken blood vessel hurt? I had one recently (I actually took a selfie of it, it was that ugly!), but it didn‘t hurt or anything. I hope you get your sinus problems seen to before you have to fly. As @Andrew65 says, flying won‘t be fun with those sorts of problems. Please take care of yourselves, both of you! (I selfishly like it when you guys are here!) ♥️ 3w
gradcat @Crazeedi I know, right?! And I‘m so slow—I get sidetracked very easily—it‘s driving me crazy! Must Do Better in 2020! And I definitely need to be better organized! 3w
EadieB @gradcat I‘m actually doing better today! Broken blood vessels is clearing up and never really hurt. Just didn‘t look too good and my sinus headache is gone so hardly need the doctor. Nothing really to complain about. (edited) 3w
gradcat @EadieB I just hope it stays that way. Glad you‘re feeling better! ♥️ 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat You need Eadie as social secretary, she keeps you organised. 😊👍 @EadieB @Crazeedi 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Sure I just organize myself and share the information. @gradcat 3w
gradcat @EadieB Yaaasss! I nominate Eadie to be social secretary for all of us, right @Andrew65 & @Crazeedi ! (How much do you think we‘ll have to pay her?) 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat I‘m sure Eadie will accept payment in books 😂 but tricky to work out what books she doesn‘t already own, have to try some out there authors like Alex Lukeman and L J Ross. Love both their books. @EadieB @crazeedi (edited) 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi @Gradcat @Andrew65 Just got word that my daughter and granddaughter in Virginia are moving back home probably by the end of December. So now, I need to get rid of lots of books in order to make room in their bedrooms which means that when I come home from Mexico on 1st of December I will be going through all my books. I'm only going to keep the ones that my library does not own. My husband is now grinning from ear to ear. 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB I bet he is, whilst you‘re crying in your tea. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Well, I have about 10 bookcases but lots of books in the closet in boxes and some on the floor. I'll keep only what can fit in the bookcases. Actually, I'm pretty flexible so I think it will be less pressure on me in order to try to read all these books I own. My TBR pile will be less mountainous and more realistic. 3w
Crazeedi @EadieB wow eadie! Were you expecting this? You've got some decisions to make! Keep us posted on your whittling your stacks! Good luck and please enjoy your trip, forget about life while you're on vacation!! 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi She misses the family and talked about moving home but was going to wait until end of school year for her daughter. There are circumstances at her job which has sped up her decision. She works at University of VA and works in transfer credits and their approval or non approval. Worked there for 16 years. She needs to find a job at another college or university and there are many good ones in my area. Lehigh, Muhlenberg, and many others. (edited) 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi Once she gets a job, she will probably get her own apartment. She has an autistic 12 year old daughter so that is a concern about getting her into a school for her special needs. Or she may live with her dad in VA until the end of school year. He may move back to PA too. But bottom line is my daughter is anxious to leave Charlottesville. My daughter is going to help me get rid of stuff so they will be comfortable so that‘s a help too. 3w
Crazeedi @EadieB I'm sure you are pleased that she will be close to home! Glad she will be helping you too that's a plus! 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi Yes it will be nice to have her closer. My daughter, Kristin, who is a vet lives 20 mins away and has 3 small children so Meredith will be a big help in watching her children while Kristin works too. Right now it's me and her father-in-law babysitting so Meredith will help with that too. 3w
Crazeedi @EadieB wish my girls lived closer to me, lucky mum! 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi It probably can work both ways. A pleasure for sure but very demanding with my daughter that has 3 children. I was at her house from 7 am yesterday until 5:30 pm and will be back today from 10:00 am until 2:00 or 3:00 pm. Not good for my rheumatoid arthritis as my whole body hurts today from carrying 25 pound baby plus car seat. Took them to 2 playgrounds yesterday and shopping at kohl‘s as I had to get something for my trip. Long days! (edited) 3w
EadieB I try to help her as much as possible. I fold laundry while I am there and clean up kitchen and empty dishwasher. Feed constantly starving children but also love spending time with them. Just shorter hours would be better. At playground there was this young mother expecting her 2nd child and she had 2 others she was caring for and she was using the ‘F‘ word so much. I finally said, “you shouldn‘t be talking like that in front of children.” 3w
EadieB She told me to mind my own business. I told her it is my business because I‘ve been hearing her and so have my grandchildren. The little children were glaring at me because she was yelling at me but I said to them, “Don‘t use bad words like she does because it‘s not nice to speak like that!” She finally grabbed the children and drove off in a huff. I hope she thinks about what happened and change her ways but I doubt it! 3w
gradcat @EadieB Those are really big changes that you‘re in for! As you know, I live with my mom and we have such a good time together, but it is only the two of us, which makes a huge difference. My mom is the same as your husband about my books, though. She‘s always saying, “You want us to move? Well, you know you‘ll have to get rid of lots of your books!” 😂 I won‘t mind doing it when the time comes, except I‘d like to keep my books from grad school. 3w
EadieB @gradcat It will be hard to decide which ones to get rid of as I love looking at all of them. Where do you want to move to? (edited) 3w
gradcat I do have lots of those grad school books, though, so maybe I‘ll even have to get rid of some of those. I still do copy editing for people working on their dissertations, so I feel like I need them sometimes—keeps my studies relevant, in a way. But I think I could donate fiction, etc, but I‘m not really sure who would want them. I don‘t think our public library would. Do you have any ideas about this? @EadieB (edited) 3w
gradcat @EadieB Sorry you had that dust up at the playground. I‘m am really careful about that kind of thing, and I don‘t even have kids! I don‘t understand why people do stuff like that. It‘s not like I don‘t sometimes use blue language, but never around children! By the way, what are @Andrew65 & @Crazeedi & I going to do while you‘re in Mexico? Will you be checking in from time to time? Just kidding, but we‘ll miss you. Maybe you‘ll post some pics? 3w
gradcat @EadieB We‘re thinking about northern Arkansas, around the Ozarks. I can‘t stand the heat & she can‘t stand the cold, and neither of us like humidity. We‘re hoping it will be a happy medium. 3w
EadieB @gradcat Of course you will hear from me and I will post pictures. You can virtually enjoy my time in Mexico along with me for the ride! 3w
EadieB @gradcat I think the best thing is to donate your books to a thrift store where they have all kinds of books. Someone will be interested in them and the thrift store can make money to help needy people then it‘s a win-win situation! (edited) 3w
EadieB @Gradcat Ozarks sounds nice! Beautiful area and good for both your needs! (edited) 3w
gradcat @EadieB Thrift store is probably best. I hope the area we‘re thinking of isn‘t too warm, though I guess I can‘t stand it for my mother‘s sake. ♥️ 3w
EadieB @gradcat mountainous areas can be warm during the day but probably less humidity than you are used to. But can be a bit chilly at night. 3w
gradcat @EadieB That sounds ideal to me. Are you in or near the mountains? 3w
EadieB @gradcat I‘m 1/2 way between Philly and the Pocono Mountains. 3w
gradcat @EadieB I love Philadelphia! I‘ve never been to the Poconos, though, but I‘ve heard of them, of course. Lots of stories built around that area! 3w
EadieB @gradcat yes, I‘m in Bucks County but in the north of the county right before you get into Lehigh County. 3w
EadieB @gradcat Received your thank you card today! Hope you and your mother enjoy the books and I'm happy that I was able to pass them on to one of my new found friends! I'll try to post pictures of my trip so you guys can see what I'm up to. lol 3w
gradcat @EadieB Oh, I‘m so glad you got it before you left. I hope you have a great time, and don‘t worry too much about us ( @Andrew65 & @Crazeedi ) ... we‘ll be waiting for you when you get back. Oh, by the way, it‘s time for Aimée LeDuc again—have you started? Or are you finished already! ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
EadieB @gradcat I downloaded the audio and I'm going to listen to it today. (edited) 3w
gradcat @EadieB You will definitely finish before I do...I‘m finishing another book first (almost there!), then I‘ll take it up. I hope you guys like this one.... 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat Still working through Roots so likely to be a day or two before I can get started. A very busy month! @EadieB @Crazeedi 3w
Crazeedi @gradcat thanks for the aimee reminder, I have to find the next book!! 3w
gradcat @Crazeedi @Andrew65 @EadieB Let‘s not worry too much about it...after all, isn‘t this Thanksgiving vacation (like the kids!)? 🦃 3w
gradcat Oops, sorry, @Andrew65 ... this one‘s strictly for the Americans. But we‘ll just act as if we‘re in Mexico with @EadieB ... then we‘re really on vacay, right @Crazeedi ? 😂 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat Yes still strongly (too strongly) in work mode! We have a Bank Holiday (day off work) on last Monday in August, then nothing till Christmas Day. @EadieB @Crazeedi Pesumably we‘ve got nothing to be thankful for 😂 3w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 well I'm thankful for you and @gradcat and @EadieB !!! 3w
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Just really love this series.
#historicalfiction #matthewshardlake

SaraFair Me too! Couldn‘t find the second so I have skipped to the third. Hope it‘s great! 9mo
Texreader @SaraFair They are all great!! 9mo
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Great series and the more you read, the more you want!Takes place during the Tudor era. This plot revolved around a serial killer who kills according to the prophecies in Revelations from the Bible. Sansom is an excellent writer and his books are all serious page-turners. Great historical detail. The characters are very believable. Start with book one, Dissolution, read in order. Highly recommend to those who like historical mysteries.

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Repost for @Andrew65 :
Schedule for the #RevelationBuddyRead This is book 4 in the Matthew Shardlake Series set in Tudor England. All welcome to join in. 👍😊😍

Will also be reading this during the 24 hour #DeweysReadthon

Crazeedi Dang! I just started this series, going to read number 2. I don't want to skip or I'd join! 14mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Might be able to join us when we do book 5 😂 14mo
Andrew65 Thanks for reposting 🙌👏👍😍 14mo
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Finished the first section of Revelation. How are you both doing? @EadieB @Tove_Reads #RevelationBuddyRead

EadieB @Andrew65 I finished it last night. 14mo
Tove_Reads I‘m done for the day. Yesterday was a bad day, so I wasn‘t on Litsy. What is Jack up to? He‘s being an idiot. What, how or who made Adam “possessed”? Who is the murderer? What is adam‘s part in the murders? 14mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Hope things are better today 👍 This section did lead to more questions than answers. Jack is most definitely being an idiot, especially given their relationship in the last book. Adam‘s behaviour is very strange. Bedlam sounds absolutely awful! I to wonder if this is connected to the murders. Much still be revealed. (edited) 14mo
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Tove_Reads I just realized there‘s a new book in the series! Came out this month! It‘s a chunkster 🙂 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I think Jack is in a deep funk because of his wife losing the baby. @Tove_Reads (edited) 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Jack is acting like a total idiot. A victim of the times he lived in. Now finished both the first two sections. @Tove_Reads 14mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Aren‘t they all Chunksters! 14mo
EadieB @andrew65 @Tove_Reads Finished section 2 14mo
Tove_Reads Done for the day! 🤔 14mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads What do either of you think about Piers? And what about Guy‘s reaction to him. I‘ve now finished the third section. @EadieB 14mo
Tove_Reads Can‘t wait for tomorrow! So far this has been my fave in the series. 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I finished 3rd section too. Piers is very suspicious. “Piers seems too have a hold on Guy” said Shardlake in today‘s section. 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Piers is not coming across well and Guy seems to be blind to him! @Tove_Reads Now finished all but the last section. 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads One more section to go for me too! 14mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads It is an enjoyable read but not particularly enjoying the revelation theme of it. Sovereign, the last one, was my favourite and don‘t think this one will knock it off its perch. @EadieB 14mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Close run thing on Goodreads. Sovereign at 4.33, Revelation at 4.35 both very high ratings! @EadieB (edited) 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @tove_reads Why don‘t you like the revelation theme? I like all the books the same. Will probably give them all 5 stars. (edited) 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Possibly too religious for me and having trouble buying into it and this being the reason for the murders. Really enjoying the Bedlam and Adam sections. Not sure I care too much for the people that have been murdered apart from Roger. Also Barack needs someone to shake him, at this rate he is going to lose his wife, acting like a real jerk! @Tove_Reads 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Depends how this one ends, could either end up as 4, 4.5 or 5. At the current time would give it 4.5 - the ending is everything. Sovereign got 5+ and a ❣ throughout. Loved the presence of Henry VIII in that one, and the ending was truly superb. @Tove_Reads (edited) 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Sansom is just using Revelations from the Bible as a reason for the serial killer‘s motive. The whole series has religious connotations. I only care about Roger too but I am also interested to find out who the murderer is. (edited) 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Also I‘d like a few more clues to the killer. Sansom does write a great book. @Tove_Reads 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I haven‘t got a clue who the killer is. 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Me either. 14mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @EadieB I‘m a sucker for these themed murders, like seven sins etc. I‘m not religious at all, but religion at that time was so important, and so much of what we now see as normal sayings and beliefs are based on religion. I found it fascinating! 14mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 You can‘t take the religious parts too serious. You just have to understand that was their beliefs and how it fits into the story. I really have enjoyed all the books so far and find them very interesting too. 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB You have to say they are superbly written! @Tove_Reads 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I agree! 👍🏼 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Have Finished now, don‘t think the ending of this one was as strong as the last one. Loved the ending of that book though. @Tove_Reads 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I agree! The last book was more exciting! @Tove_Reads (edited) 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes exciting is the right word. Didn‘t feel the same tension in this one at the end. @Tove_Reads 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I only really cared about Roger. The other were all secondary characters that we hardly got to know! @Tove_Reads (edited) 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes That is very true, and this led to a lack of emotional engagement. As said previously much preferred the Barak and his wife storyline 😢, and the Adam and Bedlam storyline. 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes those parts were the real story. The religious part was as I said just for the serial killer plot. @Tove_Reads (edited) 14mo
Tove_Reads I felt so sorry for Shardlake at the end ☹️ 14mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I agree 😢 @EadieB 14mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 I think he will have a relationship with Ellen in the next book. 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Isn‘t he a bit old for her? @Tove_Reads (edited) 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 He seemed very interested in helping her to go outside of Bedlam. 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I thought this was just his penchant for helping waifs and strays, like the boy he took into his household. @Tove_Reads 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I think he needs a relationship but Dorothy moved. 14mo
Andrew65 @EadieB He Definitely needs a relationship. @Tove_Reads 14mo
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As we approach midnight and the need for sleep I am making some good progress on this Chunkster. So far got to 9 hours 16 Minutes. Pleased with this total. #YearoftheChunkster #Deweysreadathon

Samplergal That‘s great! 14mo
Andrew65 @Samplergal Thanks 😊👍 14mo
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Schedule for the #RevelationBuddyRead This is book 4 in the Matthew Shardlake Series set in Tudor England. All welcome to join in. 👍😊😍

Will also be reading this during the 24 hour #DeweysReadthon tomorrow.

Sarah83 Argh... You should really start with the first book of a series, so I might have a chance to join. 😭😂🤗 14mo
Andrew65 @Sarah83 I think we‘d all read the first book so started with book two before the Summer 😔 (edited) 14mo
Sarah83 It's all fine 😘 14mo
Andrew65 @Sarah83 😂👍😊 (edited) 14mo
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October 20 Chapters 1-8
October 21 Chapters 9-18
October 22 Chapters 19-27
October 23 Chapters 28-36
October 24 Chapters 37-epilogue #buddyread @EadieB @Andrew65

Andrew65 Thanks for this schedule. When are we doing Ladder in the Sky? 14mo
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 October 28-31. 14mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Okay Thanks, had got myself confused. 😂😂😂 14mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Thanks! 14mo
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Any other buddy reads coming up than the tagged one and The Lilac Bus? I have the latter one, and I am next in line to get the tagged one. So, almost ready 😃 @Andrew65 @EadieB

Tove_Reads I would be up for 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I can get hold of a ladder to the sky. I will be planning out my reading schedule for the month this week so will let you know which ones we can get to in October. 1y
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Shardlake the last week of the month? I am expecting to get A Ladder in mid October as well. Plus, we need to move on to Thursday at some point... 1y
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Andrew65 So much to read 😂 @Tove_Reads I‘d forgotten about Thursday! 1y
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 Comes right after Wednesday... 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 😂😂😂 1y
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 End of month for Shardlake is good for me too! 1y
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I‘m looking forward to reading this book which is the 4th book in the series. I‘m sure that I will be referring to this map from time to time.

Day 17 - #favoritebookishmap #septinbooks18 #revelation #cjsansom

Daisey Love this series and never had anyone to share that appreciation with until Litsy. ❤️ 1y
EadieB @Daisey Yes it is a great series! 1y
Herschelian I,too, am a Shardlake fan! 1y
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EadieB @Herschelian Nice! How far are you in the series? 1y
Andrew65 Most probably reading this next month. @Tove_Reads 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Sounds good to me too! 1y
Tove_Reads @EadieB @andrew65 Been trying to get the library to get it as an e-book. Apparently they won‘t. I will unfortunately therefore have to wait for a bit, because there is only one book in the library and it‘s taken. I should get it sometime after October 15. 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads No problem we‘ll wait until you get hold of it. @EadieB (edited) 1y
EadieB @andrew65 @Tove_Reads Definitely can wait until you get a copy. 1y
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The first in the Shardlake series that I haven‘t enjoyed. It was very grisly and I didn‘t really like the way Barak and Tamasin were written in this book. If Book 5 is similar, I‘ll be passing on future volumes.

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May already?! Guess it‘s time for my #MayTBR - I‘ve got a couple leftover from April, a few more to help me in my endeavours to #readmyowndamnbooks, a #litsybuddyread, my May #girlybookclub book, a book EDP really wants to talk about and the four books that correspond to season two of A Series of Unfortunate events since I like to reread each book as I finish the episodes. Looks like it‘s time to get off Litsy and go read.

emilyhaldi Lol, get movin!!! 😆 2y
janeycanuck @emilyhaldi shhhh... I‘m trying to read over here! 🤪 2y
emilyhaldi 😆😆😆 sorry!!! 🤫🤭🤐 2y
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My turn to have a go at #fivefordinner I struggled so in the end I narrowed my choices to favourite living British authors.
Thanks to @ju.ca.no for tagging me. I tag @Izai.Amorim, @LeahBergen, @batsy @MrBook and @RealLifeReading

ju.ca.no good choice as well😊 2y
Izai.Amorim Oh, I think I have already done this. I might have a second go but I need some time to think. Stay tuned! 😎 2y
LeahBergen I already did this, too! Hmm... but I may have all new choices. 😂 2y
batsy Thank you for the tag! I've already done this one, too 😊 2y
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Oblomov26
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Fourth book in the Shardlake series, sees our lawyer in the time of Henry VIII drawn by the death of a friend into the investigation of a serial killer on the lose in a Tudor London wracked by religious fundamentalism and intolerance. As enjoyable as the first three as a historical setting but slightly disappointing that I picked the killer by the half way point and our protagonist made several inexplicable errors during the course of the case.

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LonelyReader
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Set in the Tudor era London, 'Revelation' is a thriller in which a serial-killer is killing people in accordance with the prophecies contained in the book of revelation. It follows the hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake as he sets about looking for the killer. The plot is gripping and the novel is quite a page-turner. The social tensions of the post-reformation England is beautifully captured in the book.

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FaisalJ
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Very engaging and exciting murder mystery taking place during Tudor England. A serial killer is on the loose and Shardlake is sent to catch him. Historical accurate and entertaining. 9/10

Texreader Yay! Glad to see someone else likes Shardlake's stories as much as me!! 3y
FaisalJ @Texreader yeah, they are really entertaining. I introduced my aunt to them and she read the entire series! I need to catch up lol. 3y
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Libby1
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#booktober
#bestsidekick

My nomination for Best Sidekick goes to Jack Barak from C.J. Sansom's Dissolution series. And if you disagreed with him (or with me) Barak would just say, "You a@&*hole!" ?

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Texreader
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Medieval attorney-detective Shardlake must solve a serial killer's sick interpretation of Revelations or die himself all during tumultuous times in Tudor England. Best Shardlake book I've read and I've read them all now (yes, out of order although I do recommend reading them in order).

MrBook You talked me into it 😊👍🏻. 3y
Dragon Revelation was great and I would recommend Wolf Hall and it's sequel. Very interesting seeing the same time and place from the other point of view 3y
Texreader @Dragon I think I'll read Wolf Hall next then. I got it recently based on Litsy reviews because I'd been reading about Cromwell in the Shardlake series. Thanks for the hint! 3y
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Texreader @MrBook I don't think you'll regret it if you like murder mysteries and historical fiction together that are extraordinarily well done. Nothing boring about these books. 3y
MrBook Thank you @Dragon & @Texreader ! Looking forward to these. 3y
Dragon I hope you both enjoy Wolf Hall as much as I did @MrBook and @Texreader 3y
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Texreader

So sad. This is my last unread Shardlake mystery. Mr Sansom, please write more quickly.

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