C J Sansom's picture
Followed by 319 of our members

C J Sansom

UK flag (b.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.  

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Sovereign
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2011) : Heartstone

C J Sansom recommends
Critique of Criminal Reason (2006)
(Hanno Stiffeniis, book 1)
Michael Gregorio
"A marvelous highbrow thriller."
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."
King's Gold (2011)
(Medieval West Country Mystery, book 30)
Michael Jecks
"Marvellously portrayed."
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."
A Rising Man (2016)
(Sam Wyndham, book 1)
Abir Mukherjee
"A Rising Man is an exceptionally good, and original, historical crime novel."
The Coroner's Daughter (2017)
Andrew Hughes
"An exceptionally good book."
Blood & Sugar (2019)
Laura Shepherd-Robinson
"A page-turner of a crime thriller...This is a world conveyed with convincing, terrible clarity."

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors