Alan Judd

The Tudor sleuth who’s cracked the secret of suspense

A review of Lamentation, by C.J. Sansom. This latest instalment of the Matthew Shardlake series maintains momentum over 600 pages

Some reviewers are slick and quick. Rapid readers, they remember everything, take no notes, quote at will. I’m the plodding sort, making more notes than I can ever use and underlining so many quotes that, if I put them all in, it would constitute a republication of the book.

But I’ve not done this with Lamentation, the sixth novel in C.J.

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