Dark Fire: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery
C. J. Sansom
From the bestselling writer of Winter in Madrid and Dominion comes a moment riveting sixteenth-century mystery that includes hunchback legal professional Matthew Shardlake
In 1540, in the course of the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is requested to aid a tender lady accused of homicide. She refuses to talk in her security even if threatened with torture. yet simply while the case turns out misplaced, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s feared vicar normal, bargains Shardlake extra weeks to turn out his client’s innocence. In alternate, Shardlake needs to discover a misplaced cache of "Dark Fire," a mythical weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning event, packed with interval aspect and history.
"Atmospheric and interesting" (Margaret George), this moment e-book in Matthew Shardlake Tudor secret sequence delves back into the darkish and superstitious world of Cromwell's England brought in Dissolution.
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Wentworth, i feel might be you'll want to visit your brother.’ Joseph stood eagerly. ‘I was once going to, sir. Has he requested for me?’ Parsloe hesitated. ‘No, yet he wishes a person with him, I think.’ He checked out me. ‘Master Shardlake, i'm happy to work out you're recovered. It used to be particularly a scene that met my eyes whilst the constable known as me here.’ ‘I can think. you may have wondered Sir Edwin?’ ‘Yes. He says he knew not anything of his family’s doings. i feel him; he's a bothered man.’ Parsloe shook his.
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‘These previous few days, no. As I stated, I’ve scarce had time to show around.’ ‘You look strung tight as a bowstring, Matthew.’ I sat down, rubbing sweat from my forehead. ‘Not incredible, as a person has simply attempted to kill me.’ ‘What?’ ‘You’d get it out of me finally. I can’t let you know all, yet Lord Cromwell has spared Elizabeth Wentworth from the clicking for 2 weeks supplied I adopt a undertaking for him. not anything to do with the monasteries this time, yet homicide back and roguery—’ I broke off,.