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Lamentation

(2014)
(The sixth book in the Shardlake series)
A novel by

 
 
As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart.

Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. As heretics are hunted across London, and radical Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focuses its attack on Henry's sixth wife -- and Matthew Shardlake's old mentor -- Queen Catherine Parr.

Shardlake, still haunted by his narrow escape from death the year before, steps into action when the beleaguered and desperate Queen summons him to Whitehall Palace to help her recover a dangerous manuscript. The Queen has authored a confessional book, Lamentation of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King's attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. Although the secret book was kept hidden inside a locked chest in the Queen's private chamber, it has inexplicably vanished. Only one page has been recovered -- clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer.

Shardlake's investigations take him on a trail that begins among the backstreet printshops of London, but leads him and his trusty assistant Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of court politics, a world Shardlake swore never to enter again. In this crucible of power and ambition, Protestant friends can be as dangerous as Catholic enemies, and those with shifting allegiances can be the most dangerous of all.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake Series (6))
Author(s): C J Sansom
ISBN: 0-316-25496-7 / 978-0-316-25496-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Title: Lamentation: A Shardlake Novel
Author(s): C J Sansom
ISBN: 0-345-81542-4 / 978-0-345-81542-2 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake series)
Author(s): C J Sansom
ISBN: 0-230-74419-2 / 978-0-230-74419-6 (UK edition)
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February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lamentation: A Shardlake Novel (The Shardlake Series (6))
Author(s): C J Sansom
ISBN: 0-316-25497-5 / 978-0-316-25497-7 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake series)
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ISBN: 0-330-51104-1 / 978-0-330-51104-9 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lamentation: A Shardlake Novel
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ISBN: 0-345-81543-2 / 978-0-345-81543-9 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake series)
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake series)
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ISBN: 1-4472-8918-8 / 978-1-4472-8918-0 (UK edition)
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lamentation
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ISBN: 1-4472-6025-2 / 978-1-4472-6025-7 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lamentation Lib/E (Shardlake)
Author(s): C J Sansom
ISBN: 1-4789-5866-9 / 978-1-4789-5866-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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September 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake series)
Author(s): C J Sansom
ISBN: 1-5098-1200-8 / 978-1-5098-1200-4 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lamentation (Shardlake series, Book 6)
Author(s): C J Sansom
ISBN: 1-4789-5869-3 / 978-1-4789-5869-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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Title: Lamentation
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lamentation
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lamentation: Shardlake, Book 6
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Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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October 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lamentation: Shardlake, Book 6
Author(s): C J Sansom
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lamentation: Shardlake, Book 6
Author(s): C J Sansom
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake series Book 6)
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February 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lamentation: A Shardlake Novel (Matthew Shardlake series Book 6)
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November 2014 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Lamentation: A Shardlake Novel 6 (The Shardlake Series)
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Publisher: Mantle
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lamentation (The Shardlake Series)
Author(s): C J Sansom
Publisher: Mantle
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