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C J Sansom


UK flag (1952 - )

aka The Medieval Murderers

C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Sussex.  
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Sovereign


C J Sansom recommends
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Critique of Criminal Reason (2006)
(Hanno Stiffeniis, book 1)
Michael Gregorio
"A marvelous highbrow thriller."
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Silesian Station (2008)
(John Russell, book 2)
David Downing
"An extraordinary evocation of Nazi Germany on the eve of war, the smell of cruelty seeping through the clean modern surface."
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King's Gold (2011)
(Medieval West Country Mystery, book 30)
Michael Jecks
"Marvellously portrayed."
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Golden Hill (2016)
(Old New York )
Francis Spufford
"Quite marvellous. A vivid re-creation of colonial New York, in which the adventures of Mr Smith, who may be a charlatan or a hero, make for a page turner, with an unexpected and unusually satisfying ending."
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A Rising Man (2016)
(Sam Wyndham, book 1)
Abir Mukherjee
"A Rising Man is an exceptionally good, and original, historical crime novel."
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The Coroner's Daughter (2017)
Andrew Hughes
"An exceptionally good book."


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