Revelation (Sansom novel)

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Author C. J. Sansom
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Matthew Shardlake Series
Subject Crime
Genre Historical mystery
Publisher Macmillan
Publication date
4 April 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.


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]


  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.