The authorChristopher John "C.J." Sansom is a British writer of crime novels. He was born in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was educated at the University of Birmingham, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history. For more information visit http://cjsansombooks.comThe reviewI have been looking forward to this series a lot. Historical fiction combined with an exciting mystery. All the books in this series have a high star rating too. And I can imagine they have it though I cannot give Dissolution more than three stars. And yes that is me.. cause I had a big problem getting into the story. The story is very well written and detailed but I could not catch a nice speed in reading the stories. Some parts where really pulling me in and with other parts I was struggling bad to get trough.It is easy to feel for Matthew, the way the author portrays him makes for a very sympathetic person with the heart in the right place. Having had his share of nasty experience and not feeling the need to put that on other people but with a need for justice. The other characters in the book are very well set too, all get some good qualities and bad qualities making them all great suspects. Despite the speed of the storyline the whole story made up for a nice cluedo feeling and I did enjoy it enough to have a go at the second book in this series.