visión de conjunto:Críticas The fourth in a series of historical thrillers that are to Ellis Peters what P.D. James is to Agatha Christie. It works as a stand-alone novel but aficionados will feel they are rejoining a party catching up with old friends. * The Times * Sansom's powerful and seductive historicism militates against the particular and the personal or indeed the naturalistic. His vivid Tudor London is larger than life just as we fondly imagine it to be: dangerous dirty noisy picturesque and above all different. * Times Literary Supplement * This ambitious panorama of a book the fourth in Sansom's series set in not-so-merrie Tudor England more than lives up to the promise of the previous three . . . With wonderful scene-setting . . . plus some deft plotting Revelation is an absorbing and thought-provoking window on the Tudor world. -- Laura Wilson * Guardian * The twists and turns of Sansom's novel are steeped in history but feel as fresh and immediate as a present-day murder mystery. -- Daneet Steffens * Time Out * The fourth in C. J. Sansom's superb Tudor detective series . . . As with the previous books Samson's narrative is highly visual and Revelation will clearly make a white-knuckle film . . . don't expect to put the book down until you've seen it through to the apocalyptic finale. * Observer * Compulsively gripping Tudor murder mysteries . . . As a plot with a clutch of steel pulls you through dramatic twists and turns and vivid knowledgeable widely diverse scenes of Tudor life you watch Shardlake discern a terrible pattern in the butchery. -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times Culture * The outstanding new whodunnit featuring Tudor lawyer Matthew Shardlake. * Sunday Times 100 Best Holiday Reads * I've just returned from a week in the sun when the pick of my holiday reads was C. J. Sansom's marvellous Dark Fire. It's a thrilling quest novel set in Tudor London and the second in Sansom's historical series starring the hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake. If as I've been told the next two books (Sovereign and Revelation) are even better I have further treats in store. -- Jessie Childs * Independent on Sunday summer reads * There's expert historical crime to be found in . . . C. J. Sansom's Revelation perhaps the first Tudor serial-killer mystery which also illuminates 16th century attitudes to madness and fundamentalism. * Guardian - What to pack with your beach towel * He has created a hugely detailed and wonderfully plausible picture of life in 16th Century London as religious schisms threaten to tear the country apart but he sweetens the pot in this tale of a Tudor serial killer by having his characters talking in modern English. A very superior entertainment. * Mail on Sunday * Terror stalks Tudor London in this latest pungently atmospheric novel from the master of the historical murder mystery. * Sunday Times Culture * C. J. Sansom's novels set amid the stench and scandal of the 16th century are impressive both for their intricate detail and serpentine plot twists. * Independent Books of the Year * Historical mysteries are all the rage but Sansom's are in a class of their own. His sheer narrative skill is matchless. -- Simon Shaw * Mail on Sunday * Only the wonderfully rich detail with which the author brings to life characters and settings lets us know that we are not in modern times but in 1543 - and even this evocation of a filthy overcrowded London thronged with beggars and prostitutes seems uncomfortably close to present day reality . . . Mingling lightly worn erudition with pacy plotting this is an utterly compelling read. -- Christina Koning * The Times * Sansom's deeply resonant novel depicts Tudor London as a benighted city overrun by fundamentalist fanatics heretic-burners and the madness of crowds while his narrative's tingling intrigues will have you hooked from first page to last. -- Trevor Lewis * Sunday Times * Sansom's evocation of 16th century London amidst the turmoil of the Reformation is compelling. -- Helen Zaltzman * Observer * A serial killer is using the Book of Revelation for his murders in this outstanding whodunit featuring the bestselling Tudor lawyer Matthew Shardlake. * Sunday Times Culture - Your 100 Best Holiday Reads * Sansom's meticulous attention to historical detail and vivid characters make this Tudor mystery as gripping and vital as any modern thriller. * The Times * Reseña del editor C. J. Sansom's bestselling adventures of Matthew Shardlake continue in the fourth title of the series the haunting Revelation. Spring 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr whom he wants for his sixth wife. But this time the object of his affections is resisting. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake meanwhile is working on the case of a teenage boy a religious maniac locked in the Bedlam hospital for the insane. Should he be released to his parents when his terrifying actions could lead to him being burned as a heretic? When an old friend is horrifically murdered Shardlake promises his widow for whom he has long had complicated feelings to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him to both Cranmer and Catherine Parr -and with the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. As London's Bishop Bonner prepares a purge of Protestants Shardlake together with his assistant Jack Barak and his friend Guy Malton follows the trail of a series of horrific murders that shake them to the core and which are already bringing frenzied talk of witchcraft and a demonic possession - for what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer . . .? Continue the gripping historical series with Revelation Heartstone Lamentation and Tombland. Biografía del autor C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University where he took a BA and then a Ph.D. in history. After working in a variety of jobs he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex until becoming a full-time writer. Sansom is the bestselling author of the acclaimed Shardlake series the Spanish Civil War thriller Winter in Madrid and the lauded alternative history novel Dominion. He lives in Sussex.