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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

Trio for Blunt Instruments
Rex Stout
Progress: 20 %
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters
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 Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %

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.