C. J. Sansom

C. J. Sansom
Christopher Sansom
Born 1952
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Author
Nationality British
Genres Mainly Historical fiction
Notable work(s) Shardlake Series

Christopher John "C.J." Sansom is a British writer of crime novels. He was born in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was educated at the University of Birmingham, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history.[1] After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor. He practised in Sussex as a lawyer for the disadvantaged, before quitting in order to work full-time as a writer. He currently lives in Sussex.[2]



He came to prominence with his series set in the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century, whose main character is the hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake, who is assisted in his adventures by Mark Poer and then Jack Barak. Shardlake works on commission initially from Thomas Cromwell in Dissolution and Dark Fire, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in Sovereign and Revelation and Queen Catherine Parr in Heartstone.

He has also written Winter in Madrid, a thriller set in Spain in 1940 in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.


Dark Fire won the 2005 Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, awarded by the Crime Writers' Association (CWA). Sansom himself was "Very Highly Commended" in the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library award, for the Shardlake series.[3]


Matthew Shardlake Series

  • Sansom, C.J. (2003). Dissolution. London: Macmillan. ISBN 1-4050-0542-4. 
  • Sansom, C.J. (2004). Dark Fire. London: Macmillan. ISBN 1-4050-0544-0. 
  • Sansom, C.J. (2006). Sovereign. London: Macmillan. ISBN 1-4050-0548-9. 
  • Sansom, C.J. (2008). Revelation. London: Macmillan. ISBN 1-4050-9272-2. 
  • Sansom, C.J. (2010). Heartstone. London: Mantle. ISBN 1-4050-9273-4. 

Other Novels




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