Tudor Fiction - Discuss books and writers you enjoy and tell us why.I have just recently discovered C.J.Sanson's books. My good friend Kittywake introduced me to them. She sent me Dissolution and Sovereign and I have bought Dark Fire, Revelation and Heartstone. I have read them in sequence and I am now on the last one (Heartstone).. These books totally bring the Tudor period to life for me. They take you into that dark and dangerous time in amazing detail. You can see, touch and even smell as if you were there. C.J Sanson's descriptive detail is amazing and must have been painstakingly researched and to me the books are a joy to read. The central character of the books in Matthew Shardlake. No handsome hero this, but a man who has a visible disability - he is a hunchback. However, his caring nature and complete integrity shine out from every page. and I found myself caring about what happened to him.. These books are all mysteries and you have to try and work out who is the guilty party. This is not easy but at the end you realize that you have been given very subtle clues. I can recommend these books to anybody who wants to be transported to the world of the Tudors for a few hours without having to put up with any of the inconveniences and danger of the period.