Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel
I liked this book even more than Wolf Hall, though both have equal measures of fine writing and limitless imagination. Cromwell is becoming a much more interesting and scary character, unwilling to forgive or forget, while maneuvering to keep his own head on his neck. Henry seems more petulant and childish than regal. The court of Henry VIII seems to be a very dangerous place to be.