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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

Revelation (Matthew Shardlake #4) - C.J. Sansom

This is the fourth book in my favorite historical mystery series.


This time, it is the spring of 1543, and Matthew Shardlake must keep his client in Bedlam (the city's "hospital" for the insane), in order to keep him from being burned as a heretic.  Meanwhile, the Bishop of London is busy persecuting would-be "reformers" of the church, particularly Lutherans and proto-Puritans, who would seem to be about half the city.


At court, Shardlake's patron, Archbishop Cranmer, fears that he might follow Cardinal Wolsey's example and "fall" from Henry VIII's favor, which would probably be fatal, and the king himself is going a-courting.  Having disposed of Catherine Howard, he is making eyes at a reluctant Catherine Parr.


Oh yes - and there's a serial killer with a thing for the Book of Revelation on the loose.