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This review is from: Dissolution (The Shardlake Series) (Paperback)
Mathew Shardlake is a hunchback lawyer in the time of Henry VIII. He is honest and thoroughly moralistic which is why he is chosen by Thomas Cromwell to find the culprit of a heinous murder of a government official at a monastery which he had been sent to close...
Having read Shadow of the wind and thoroughly enjoyed it, I decided to read this trilogy. Initially I found Dissolution difficult to get into with it being set Tudor times but once I got over that I was hooked! Normally you get an idea who the murderer is but the plot is so well weaved that I didn't get it until near to the end. It gives you a fascinating (terrifying) insight into how life was during that time. Dissolution sets the scene for the next two books which are even better hence the reason I only gave this 4 stars as the others are most definitely 5. They are a must for anyone who likes a good thriller/detective novel based around historical fact.