The Crime Through Time Book Group
The Crime Through Time Book Group, formerly the History/Mystery Book Group, will discuss Dissolution by C. J. Sansom (Penguin, $15.00). The year is 1537, and England is divided between those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the king and the newly established Church of England. When a royal commissioner is brutally murdered in a monastery on the south coast of England, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's feared vicar general, summons fellow reformer Matthew Shardlake to lead the inquiry. Shardlake and his young protege uncover evidence of sexual misconduct, embezzlement, and treason, and when two other murders are revealed, they must move quickly to prevent the killer from striking again.