Volume Five of The Cazalet Chronicles
As this fifth volume of The Cazalet Chronicles opens, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch is dying, and with her will go the last remnants of the old life of servants, class and tradition. The next generation of Cazalets is set to take over Home Place. The author provides a brief background for readers new to the Chronicles. Slightly off-mint.
In the summer of 1546, Matthew Shardlake is unexpectedly summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen Catherine Parr. Her secret confessional book is missing and its contents, in the wrong hands, could destroy her. This is the 6th of Sansom's Shardlake series of thrilling mysteries.