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C. J. Sansom

Christopher John "C.J." Sansom is a British writer of crime novels. He was born in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was educated at the University of Birmingham, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor. He practised in Sussex as a lawyer for the disadvantaged, before leaving the legal profession to become a full-time writer. He currently lives in Sussex.
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    • Tombland

    • By: C.J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 37 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    The nominal king, Edward VI, is 11 years old. His uncle, Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Edward's regent and Protector. In the kingdom, radical Protestants are driving the old religion into extinction, while the Protector's prolonged war with Scotland has led to hyperinflation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book- download in parts

    • By Oh Good Grief on 02-11-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Dissolution

    • A Novel of Tudor England Introducing Matthew Shardlake
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,749
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,574

    This riveting debut set in 1534 England secured C. J. Sansom’s place “among the most distinguished of modern historical novelists” (P. D. James)....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Story, Writing, and Narration ...

    • By Snoodely on 09-13-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Lamentation

    • By: C.J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Lesson that Goes Down Like Ice Cream

    • By Mark Butterman on 03-14-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Dark Fire

    • A Matthew Shardlake Mystery
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

    Dark Fire revisits acclaimed master of historical fiction C. J. Sansom's colorful and rapier-witted lawyer, Matthew Shardlake....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder & Intrigue ~ Lawyers & Psychopaths

    • By Bill on 08-03-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Revelation

    • A Matthew Shardlake Mystery
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695

    C.J. Sansom's Matthew Shardlake mysteries whisk listeners back in time to the tumultuous court of King Henry VIII....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great entertainment!

    • By Fara on 09-25-09

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Sovereign

    • A Matthew Shardlake Mystery
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 846

    Barrister Matthew Shardlake is faced with the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good mystery

    • By Mike From Mesa on 04-11-13

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Heartstone

    • A Matthew Shardlake Mystery
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743

    At the behest of a former servant to Catherine Parr, Shardlake travels to Portsmouth to investigate claims of unspeakable crimes committed upon a young ward of the court....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Matthew Shardlake mystery

    • By Mike From Mesa on 10-28-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Dominion

    • By: C.J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Alternitive History

    • By J. on 05-13-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Winter in Madrid

    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Gordon Gordon
    • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Reluctantly, Harry Brett looks for an old schoolmate who's become a person of interest for British intelligence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • realistic characters in historical context

    • By Annie on 10-04-09

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Shardlake: Heartstone

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: C J Sansom
    • Narrated by: Justin Salinger, Bryan Dick, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on the best-selling novel by CJ Sansom....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well-done abridgement of this intriguing mystery

    • By GoryDetails on 12-04-18

    Regular price: $10.32

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