Cathedral by Ben Hopkins

Cathedral is set in Hagenberg in the 12th and 13th centuries. It takes in the lives of various characters who live in Hagenberg and who are effected by the building of the cathedral. That's everyone from the clergyman who has to find the money to finance it, the artisans who work on the architecture and …

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Lamentation by CJ Sansom

Shardlake, that kind-hearted, hunch backed lawyer in Henry VIII's England is at it again, this time involved in a plot to incriminate the Queen Catherine Parr. This series of books is so evocative and immersive, I love sinking into them and being in the dark streets of London or whatever town Shardlake finds himself sent …

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