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Jun 2011
Dissolution - C.J. Sansom - Pan, 2007
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It occurred to me that I have not read a whodunnit or thriller in quite some time, and finding myself in the unusual position of having no bedside bookstack, I hit Amazon and other review sites to see who is currently trendy. The name C.J. Sansom rapidly came to the fore for his sequence of mysteries starring the hunchback Tudor lawyer Matthew Shardlake. So I thought I would give the first a try.

It's not bad. Not good either, but okay. The setting and characters are well done and the plot is reasonable. But it hardly shakes the foundations of the genre and there are so many solecisms that it spoiled my reading experience.
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