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#Bookreview ‘Dissolution’ by CJ Sansom #Tudor #detective

Oh my goodness why have I taken so long to read the Shardlake series by CJ Sansom? I was absolutely gripped by Dissolution, first in this Tudor series of mysteries featuring Matthew Shardlake, commissioner for Thomas Cromwell. And now I want to read all the others. It is 1537. Henry VIII is king and supreme head of the Church of England. A year has passed since Anne Boleyn was beheaded and her successor as queen, Jane Seymour, has just died following childbirth. Cromwell’s team of investigators, or commissioners, are reviewing every monastery across the land. The dissolution of these institutions is expected as Catholic worship is reformed and anglicised. Lawyer Shardlake is sent by Cromwell to the monastery of Scarnsea on the Sussex coast where the investigating commissioner Robin Singleton has been murdered. Cromwell wants a quick solution to the murder so he can tell the king the problem and solution at the same time, and so puts pressure on Shardlake to find the murderer within days. Shardlake is a great central character; a hunchback, as a boy he turned to his studies when sports and girls seemed impossible. ‘My disability had come upon me when I was three, I began
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What is an Identity Detective?

Rose Haldane, heroine of Ignoring Gravity, is a journalist. When she discovers she was adopted as a baby, she uses her journalistic skills to research her own identity. In the sequel, Connectedness, to be published later this year, she puts these skills to use in helping a birth mother trace her lost baby, and in doing so becomes a detective of identities. Book blogger Lizzy Baldwin asks, ‘what is an identity detective?’ “Rose has never solved a crime, visited a crime scene or interviewed a murder suspect,” explains Sandra Danby. “She researches family history and adoption secrets, trying to unite relatives separated by adoption. It is an emotive subject surrounded by secrets and lies.” Read the full interview at My Little Book Blog by clicking here.   ‘Ignoring Gravity’ by Sandra Danby [UK: Beulah Press] Buy now And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: IGNORING GRAVITY #bookreview by @littlebookblog1 via @SandraDanby http://wp.me/p5gEM4-1vb
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Categories: Book Love and My Novel: 'Ignoring Gravity'.