The first book in the Matthew Shardlake Mysteries. A historical mystery set in Tudor England shortly after the establishment of the Church of England and the beheading of Anne Boleyn by Henry VIII. Shardlake is a hunchback lawyer who works for Thomas Cromwell. He’s been charged with investigating the murder of a royal commissioner murdered in a monastery. Besides being a satisfying mystery, it met my expectations for a “historical” mystery as it is filled with rich details of the period and a compelling view of religion and politics at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries in England. Wonderfully narrated by Steven Crossley. I plan to continue with this series.