Close
(0) items
You have no items in your shopping cart.
All Categories
    Filters
    Preferences
    Search

    Heartstone

    £10.99
    The fifth Shardlake novel in C. J. Sansom's bestselling historical crime series. With invasion from France imminent, Matthew Shardlake's investigation into a suspicious suicide leads him to the flagship of England's fleet, the Mary Rose . . .
    ISBN: 9781035012299
    AuthorSansom, C. J.
    PublisherNamePan Macmillan
    Pub Date09/05/2024
    BindingPaperback
    Pages768
    Availability: In Stock

    'C. J. Sansom's books are arguably the best Tudor novels going' - The Sunday Times

    Heartstone is the fifth spellbinding mystery in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory.

    England, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel.

    Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of 'monstrous wrongs' committed against a young ward of the court, Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak journey to Portsmouth. There, Shardlake also intends to investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettiplace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam.

    Once in Portsmouth, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing for war. The mysteries surrounding the two cases involve Shardlake in reunions both with an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. And soon, events will converge on board one of the King's great warships gathered in Portsmouth harbour, waiting to confront the approaching French fleet . . .

    Heartstone is the fifth novel in C. J. Sansom's gripping historical series. It is followed by the sixth book in the series, Lamentation.

    Write your own review
    *
    *
    • Bad
    • Excellent
    *
    *
    *
    *

    'C. J. Sansom's books are arguably the best Tudor novels going' - The Sunday Times

    Heartstone is the fifth spellbinding mystery in C. J. Sansom's number one bestselling Shardlake series, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory.

    England, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel.

    Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of 'monstrous wrongs' committed against a young ward of the court, Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak journey to Portsmouth. There, Shardlake also intends to investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettiplace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam.

    Once in Portsmouth, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing for war. The mysteries surrounding the two cases involve Shardlake in reunions both with an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. And soon, events will converge on board one of the King's great warships gathered in Portsmouth harbour, waiting to confront the approaching French fleet . . .

    Heartstone is the fifth novel in C. J. Sansom's gripping historical series. It is followed by the sixth book in the series, Lamentation.