Most widely held works by Deryn Lake
Death at St James's Palace by Deryn Lake ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and French and held by 491 libraries worldwide
1761, London. The famous magistrate John Fielding is one of several gathered at St James's Palace to be honoured with a knighthood. As the audience eagerly cranes for a glimpse of the new queen-- widely rumored to be the ugliest the country has ever seen-- a terrible accident occurs: nobleman George Goward tumbles down the great staircase to his death. Not one person saw him begin to fall, even those standing closest. The blind John Fielding was the only one to notice anything untoward. A whispered sentence, an exhalation of breath-- these are the only clues available to suggest that this was no accident. Apothecary John Rawlings, accompanying his friend Fielding to the ceremony, sets out to investigate.
The mills of God by Deryn Lake ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
The sleepy, eccentric Sussex village of Lakehurst suddenly becomes a place of terror and night shadows. After dark, it is not safe to go out, to the consternation of the newly arrived Vicar, trendy young Nick Lawrence, and Inspector Dominic Tennant of the Sussex Police Force. A serial killer is on the loose: one who leaves notes at the scene of his crimes signed "The Acting Light of the World."
Death and the black pyramid by Deryn Lake ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
Apothecary John Rawlings is summoned to Devon where he finds himself investigating the brutal murder of a fellow stagecoach passenger.
Death in the setting sun by Deryn Lake ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
John Rawlings has never been happier. His apothecary business is doing well and he is blissfully content with his charming wife and adorable little daughter. But an evening out at an illustrious theatre party at Gunnersbury House, hosted by Princess Amelia, shatters his happy existence. When one of the popular characters of the series comes to an untimely end, suspicion falls upon John Rawlings when he is found crouched over the inert figure. Despite his protestations of innocence, many at the scene, including the powerful Princess Amelia, believe John to be the murderer and he is forced into hiding. Along with his closest friends, John attempts to delve through the layers of deception to uncover the truth.
Death and the Cornish fiddler by Deryn Lake ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
The spring of 1765 brings a welcome sense of recovery to the recently widowed Apothecary John Rawlings, but his tentative peace of mind does not last for long: a young child disappears in strange circumstances at the Hellstone Floral Dance and a seemingly omnipresent blind musician is never far away. Whilst this mysterious figure intrigues Rawlings, the case of the missing child alarms him: he feels he must do all in his powers to attempt to rescue the young life.
Death in the valley of shadows by Deryn Lake ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Working in his shop one afternoon, Apothecary John Rawlings is taken aback when a man rushes through the door looking for a place to hide. A moment or two later, a formidable woman enters the shop searching for the stranger hiding in the back room. Only a few days after this incident the man is found dead, ostensibly the result of a street robbery, and his pursuer is fatally poisoned. As more victims follow, John Rawlings embarks on a journey that leads him to the Surrey countryside in search of some answers.
Death in hellfire by Deryn Lake ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
When John Rawlings is asked to investigate a secret club and some shady goings-on, he is intrigued. The disreputable Sir Francis Dashwood is believed to be involved, as well as some illustrious members of the British aristocracy. In disguise and accompanied by the ungainly Sam Swann, John befriends Sir Dashwood and gains access to his home and family, including someone from John's past, someone whose exceptional beauty still hypnotises him. However, evil lurks in hidden corners of Sir Dashwood's opulent home and there seems to be a sinister element behind the infamous Hellfire Club's debaucheries. Is John putting himself and Sam in danger by trying to find out the truth?
Death in the west wind by Deryn Lake ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and French and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Devon, April 1759: Newlyweds John Rawlings and Emilia are spending their honeymoon touring the mysterious county of Devon. Arriving in Sidmouth, they watch a schooner being towed into harbour and immediately deduce that all is not well on board. The gruesome discovery of the body of a young girl, badly beaten and draped over the figurehead, draws the Apothecary into the investigation. He recognises the dead girl as Juliana van Guylder, daughter of a Dutch merchant residing in the port of Topsham. When the girl's brother, Richard, goes missing at the same time, John realises that he is deeply involved in something rather sinister... A John Rawlings mystery.
The governor's ladies by Deryn Lake ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts in 1775, and his American wife Margaret face trouble when the War of Independence erupts.
Death in the Peerless Pool by Deryn Lake ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and French and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Avec la découverte d'un cadavre dans le bassin d'argent, une piscine réservée à la gentry, John Rawlings voit débuter une des affaires les plus difficiles de sa carrière. En effet, l'identification de la morte, une certaine Hannah Rankin, l'amène à enquêter dans un sinistre asile d'aliénés situé à Bath, une ville renfermant en ses murs débauche et assassins...
Death at Apothecaries' Hall by Deryn Lake ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and French and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Liverymen Alleyn dies of poisoning after attending a dinner at the Worshipful Society and John Rawlings the apothecary is asked to investigate.
Death in the dark walk by Deryn Lake ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Death at the Devil's Tavern by Deryn Lake ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 134 libraries worldwide
John Rawlings is celebrating the Devil's Tavern when he comes across a corpse in the inn's back room. Examining the body, Rawlings realises this is no accidental death by drowning and, piecing togehter clues, he identifiies the victim as Sir William Hartfield who, much to the chagrin of his blood relatives, had been due to marry his mistress earlier that day. Given the job of investigating the victim's family and friends by magistrate John Fielding, Rawlings finds that all of them have something to hide. But did one of them strike the fatal blow?
Death on the Romney Marsh by Deryn Lake ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Death at The beggar's opera : a John Rawlings mystery by Deryn Lake ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Death at the beggar's opera by Deryn Lake ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 119 libraries worldwide
En cette année 1755, le Tout-Londres se bouscule au théâtre de Drury Lane pour admirer le nouveau spectacle du célèbre metteur en scène David Garrick.
The king's women : a novel in four parts by Deryn Lake ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
L'apothicaire et la taverne du Diable by Deryn Lake ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Un mariage sans mariée, et un cadavre bien réel lui.
The king's women by Deryn Lake ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
L'apothicaire de Londres by Deryn Lake ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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