C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a Ph.D. in history. He lives in Sussex.
"Engrossing." -- "The Spectator" (UK) " ""Atmospheric and erudite . . . . Not since Umberto Eco penned The Name of the Rose has a historical crime novelist captured so perfectly a people and their place, and harnessed them with such intelligence and credibility to shadowy tales of politics, misdeeds, murder and mystery." -- "Lancashire Evening Post " "An enthralling historical crime novel packed with details of life in Tudor England. Highly recommended." -- "Irish Independent ""Compulsively readable and highly satisfying. . . . An entirely engrossing novel with an intriguing twist." -- "Daily Express " "This wonderful Tudor-era series is must reading for any devotee of historical mysteries." -- Margaret Cannon, "The Globe and Mail" "Another fascinating story from a gifted author." -- "London Free Press" "A rousing tour de force of period re-creation, testifying to Sansom's fascination with history. . . . Like all the