Dissolution - CJ Sansom


A well-researched historical whodunnit but troubling in terms of its depiction of women. It's pretty clear from early on that (spoiler!) the untrustworthy yet strangely attractive maid 'dunnit' and that only monks, not nuns, are the worst affected by losing their livelihoods. Other female characters are entirely marginal. Nobody comes out of it very well, but the author's approach made me an uncomfortable reader.

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