Nutzen Sie unsere Filialabholung und erhalten Sie diesen Artikel versandkostenfrei in Ihrer Filiale!

Lamentation

The Shardlake Book 6

Matthew Shardlake is back in Lamentation , from the number one bestselling author C. J. Sansom.
Summer, 1546.
King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.
Shardlake, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before, is working on the Cotterstoke Will case, a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then, unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen.
For Catherine Parr has a secret. She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But, although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has - inexplicably - vanished. Only one page has been found, clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer.
Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London but leads him and Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal court; a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive him into a swirl of intrigue inside Whitehall Palace, where Catholic enemies and Protestant friends can be equally dangerous, and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind wherever it blows, more dangerous than either.
The theft of Queen Catherine's book proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotterstoke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake.
The previous books in the bestselling Shardlake series are Dissolution, Dark Fire, Sovereign, Revelation and Heartstone .
Rezension
This gripping new novel by the inventive C. J. Sansom shows that, when it comes to intriguing Tudor-based narratives, Hilary Mantel has a serious rival. Mantel isn't the only novelist to keep the Tudor flag flying in the bestseller lists. The first two novels in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy - Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012) - have won phenomenal acclaim as well as two Man Booker prizes. But years before she began that enterprise C. J. Sansom had embarked on a brilliantly inventive Tudor fiction sequence, whose five novels have brought him an enormously enthusiastic and widespread readership, too. Like Mantel's, Sansom's first two novels - Dissolution (2003) and Dark Fire (2004) - are set during Cromwell's time as Henry VIII's chief minister. But, in contrast to her mannered approach and enthralled fixation on Cromwell, his fiction has a far faster narrative pace and fans out across a much broader field. Ingeniously, it achieves this by combining a keen scholarly intelligence with the suspense and surprises of the detective genre. A Scottish historian who had a career in law before turning to fiction, Sansom finds an ideal protagonist in Matthew Shardlake, the humane hunchbacked lawyer-sleuth in his Tudor novels. He also finds the Tudor period intensely congenial to his imagination. Atmospheres of oppression and wariness, in which careless words or an ill-advised allegiance can be fatal, engross Sansom. Exploring different types of fiction, he has published two non-Tudor novels - Winter in Madrid (2006), a spy story located in the traumatised Spanish capital after the civil war, and Dominion (2012), an "alternate history" set in a 1952 Britain which is a dingy satellite of the Third Reich. Franco and Hitler loom over terrorised societies in both these books. In his Tudor novels, Henry VIII does so. A 16th-century portrait of Catherine Parr: Sansom is fascinated by Henry VIII's sixth wife. Sansom likes to vary his fiction's forms, and the Shardlake novels range from a closed-community whodunit in a snowbound monastery ( Dissolution ) to the quest for a deadly weapon of war ( Dark Fire ), a political thriller ( Sovereign , 2006), a serial-killer story ( Revelation , 2008) and a legal thriller ( Heartstone , 2010). What unites them is the havoc wreaked by Henry VIII's brutal ideological vacillations, as the nation is ripped apart by sectarian fanaticism and splendours of ecclesiastical architecture are reduced to rubble . . . Partly a detective story as Shardlake solves the how and why of the theft, partly a thriller with casualties mounting in the search for the book's whereabouts, partly a panoramic re-creation of the turbulent London of 1546, from the court's gilded warren of intrigue to publishers' makeshift huts in the shadow of St Paul's, Lamentation is sure to give Sansom's many fans further cause for jubilation. Sunday Times
Portrait
C. J. Sansom, geb. 1952, studierte zunächst Geschichte und arbeitete als Rechtsanwalt, bevor er sich hauptberuflich dem Schreiben zuwandte. Der Autor lebt in Sussex. Sein erster Roman Pforte der Verdammnis wurde von der renommierten Crime Writers Association für den Ellis Peters-Preis vorgeschlagen.
… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 768
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 24.09.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-330-51104-9
Verlag Pan Macmillan
Maße (L/B/H) 198/128/53 mm
Gewicht 542
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
8,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort lieferbar
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 43124434
    Lamentation
    von C. J. Sansom
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    14,99
  • 18580029
    Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery
    von C. J. Sansom
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    15,99
  • 40794398
    Sovereign
    von C. J. Sansom
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 45308789
    Winter in Madrid
    von C. J. Sansom
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 66885065
    Alias Grace. TV Tie-Im
    von Margaret Atwood
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 45798367
    The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History
    von David Enrich
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    24,99
  • 15449141
    The Stranger Beside Me
    von Ann Rule
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 47510786
    A Christmas Message
    von Anne Perry
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 45853699
    The Hanging Tree
    von Ben Aaronovitch
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 46576247
    An Echo of Murder
    von Anne Perry
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 56042213
    Prussian Blue
    von Philip Kerr
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 47674559
    The Third Nero
    von Lindsey Davis
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 40121964
    The Angel Court Affair
    von Anne Perry
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 53004481
    The Last Days of Night
    von Graham Moore
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 38892696
    Enemies at Home
    von Lindsey Davis
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 45077472
    The Graveyard of the Hesperides
    von Lindsey Davis
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 56069564
    The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
    von Kate Summerscale
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 46694311
    Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
    von Alan Bradley
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 47509951
    A Christmas Return
    von Anne Perry
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    15,99
  • 43388458
    His Bloody Project
    von Graeme Macrae Burnet
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99

Buchhändler-Empfehlungen

Kristiane Müller, Thalia-Buchhandlung Hamburg

Wie auch die Vorgänger atmosphärisch dicht, authentisch und sehr sehr spannend.
Man fühlt sich geradezu in diese beängstigend unsichere Zeit hinein versetzt.
Wie auch die Vorgänger atmosphärisch dicht, authentisch und sehr sehr spannend.
Man fühlt sich geradezu in diese beängstigend unsichere Zeit hinein versetzt.

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Lamentation - C. J. Sansom

Lamentation

von C. J. Sansom

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
8,99
+
=
Antony and Cleopatra - Colleen McCullough

Antony and Cleopatra

von Colleen McCullough

Buch (Taschenbuch)
11,99
+
=

für

20,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen