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Best crime novels of the past decade

Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom

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The second instalment in The Shardlake Series, Dark Fire is a historical mystery novel, in which London lawyer Matthew Shardlake is asked to help a young girl accused of murder.

But just when Shardlake is about to lose the case, Thomas Cromwell - the king's feared vicar general - offers him two more weeks to investigate the murder and prove the girl's innocence in exchange for finding a lost supply of a legendary weapon of mass destruction, known as 'Dark Fire'.

Set in the sixteenth century in Tudor England, this gripping novel is full of murder, torture and adventure, which delves into Henry VIII's days of reign.