Revelation (Sansom novel)

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Revelation
Revelation (Sansom).jpg
First edition image
Author C. J. Sansom
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Matthew Shardlake Series
Subject Crime
Genre Historical mystery
Publisher Macmillan
Publication date
April 04 2008
Media type Hardback
Pages 452
ISBN 1-4050-9272-6
Preceded by Sovereign
Followed by Heartstone

Revelation is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom's fifth novel, and the fourth in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in 1543[1] during the reign of King Henry VIII, it follows hunchbacked lawyer Shardlake and his assistant, Jack Barak as they hunt the killer of a fellow lawyer.

Plot[edit]

The plot centres around the challenges of post reformation England[2] and draws on the prophesies of the Book of Revelation and features Archbishop Cranmer.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Revelation was short listed for the Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year 2009[3] and the Crime Writers Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger in 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Merritt, Stephanie (2008-04-27). "Revelation". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Hardyment, Christina (2008-03-28). "Revelation". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Flood, Alison (10 March 2009). "Obama battles vampires for Galaxy prize". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "CWA Shortlist". Retrieved 19 September 2010.