Being sick at the beginning of the year meant I read some novels. I have been a great fan of CJ Samson’s tudor detective series featuring Matthew Shardlake, a hunchback lawyer living in the reign of Henry VIII. I read his first book, Dissolution in 2009 and the second book Dark Fire in 2010 (see HERE and HERE). While sick I completed the series, reading Revelation, Sovereign and Heartstone. What makes these mysteries so good is that the ‘history’ is factual and accurate, thus putting them in the historical fiction bracket – but also Samson’s writing is engaging and a real page turner.
A real bright spot while feeling very cruddy.