WorldCat Identities

Lake, Deryn

Overview
Works: 31 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 5,149 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6112.A384, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Deryn Lake
The mills of God by Deryn Lake( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member 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 at the wedding feast by Deryn Lake( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apothecary John Rawlings has travelled to Devon to be by the side of his mistress, Elizabeth di Lorenzi, who is due to give birth to their child. Leaving his shop--and his new carbonated water business--in good hands, John is presented with a surprise on his arrival at Sidmouth House. While Elizabeth is recuperating, he learns that Lady Sidmouth's daughter, Miranda, is to marry the Earl of St Austell, who is fifty-two years her senior. The Earl has a cruel reputation and John feels that no good will come of this unlikely match. As the wedding day approaches, John feels increasingly uneasy, and he is especially mindful of a vision his daughter, Rose, had about an evil old woman who may do him harm. Before too long John's fears are confirmed, and he soon finds himself at the centre of a murderous plot that must be unravelled ..."--Page [2] of jacket
Death and the black pyramid by Deryn Lake( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apothecary John Rawlings is summoned to Devon where he finds himself investigating the brutal murder of a fellow stagecoach passenger
Dead on cue by Deryn Lake( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new arrival to Lakehurst village can only mean trouble for Reverend Nick Lawrence ... The residents of the sleepy Sussex village of Lakehurst are abuzz with the news of the arrival of Gerry Harlington, a flamboyant American actor and the new owner of Abbot's Manor, with his glamorous wife. The local dramatic society recruits him as their director for their new show, but his ideas are met with violent protest from the amateur actors. So when a corpse is discovered after the grand opening night, Reverend Nick Lawrence doesn't have to look far to find potential suspects"--
The moonlit door by Deryn Lake( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new puzzle for the Reverend Nick Lawrence . . . It is May in the sleepy village of Lakehurst, Sussex, and Nick Lawrence has organised a Medieval Fair, complete with maypole dancing, archers and Mr Grimm's men, a group of Morris dancers. The fair is enjoyed by all and a great success, but once the village green is deserted a horrific event takes place that shocks the whole village. A young orphan, Billy, is shot through the heart with an arrow and his body covered with the ribbons from the maypole.It is up to Nick and Detective Inspector Dominic Tennant to try and find out who would commit such a horrific crime - and why?
Death in hellfire by Deryn Lake( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member 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
Death and the Cornish fiddler by Deryn Lake( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgian historical mystery
Death on the rocks : a John Rawlings mystery by Deryn Lake( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apothecary John Rawlings is intrigued when a letter arrives asking him to investigate an impostor claiming to be the long-lost step-son of a wealthy Bristol merchant in possession of his dead wife's diamond inheritance. John Rawlings' father, Sir Gabriel Kent joins him on the trip to take the healing waters at Hotwell where they socialize with the crème of Bristol society. But Rawlings is compelled to try and solve the mystery and so he must trawl through the underbelly of eighteenth-century society to unearth the sordid secrets at the heart of the investigation
Death in the valley of shadows by Deryn Lake( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stalker, a street robbery and a rash of fatal poisonings ... John Rawlings must use all of his skills as an Apothecary and an amateur sleuth to unravel a complex and deadly mystery
Death at the Boston Tea Party : a John Rawlings mystery by Deryn Lake( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following a long and perilous journey, Apothecary John Rawlings has arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue a new business venture. He finds the place riven with tension and unrest. There are many who feel it's time the colonies sought freedom from British rule, and the seething resentment erupts into outright rebellion during the notorious Boston Tea Party. But has someone taken advantage of the chaos to commit cold-blooded murder? Called in to examine a body fished out of Boston harbour, Rawlings recognizes one of his fellow travellers from England. If he could unearth the truth about the victim's past and the reason why they'd come to Boston, he would be one step closer to catching the killer. But has Rawlings beocme a pawn in an altogether bigger game?"--Publisher
Death in the dark walk by Deryn Lake( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having just finished his apprenticeship, apothecary John Rawlings is celebrating in Vaux Hall Gardens when he trips over the body of a young girl. Hauled before the magistrate as the prime suspect, Rawlings clears his own name and so impresses the magistrate John Fielding that he is asked instead to investigate the crime. From gaming hell to fashion house, Rawlings follows a trail of lust and intrigue which unearths a dangerous past of threatening secrets
Death at the beggar's opera by Deryn Lake( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rawlings, the apothecary with a talent for detective work, and John Fielding, the blind magistrate, make a welcome return in this evocative Georgian mystery. They are enjoying a performance of 'The Beggar's Opera' in Drury Lane when the leading actor dramatically falls to his death on stage. As they begin the hunt for clues, they discover a hotbed of rivalry on and off the stage and a trail of obsession that leads to the dark heart of a cold-blooded murder
Death in the Peerless Pool by Deryn Lake( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 163 WorldCat member 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 on the Romney Marsh by Deryn Lake( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned to attend a patient in a house near the Romney Marsh, Rawlings does not suspect that he is walking into a web of conspiracy, intrigue and mystery. Until he discovers a body near a deserted church, bearing a coded document. awlings reports the case to London's famous blind magistrate John Fielding who identifies the victim as a French spy master. So Rawlings returns to the marshes to investigate who, among the colourful local characters, could be harbouring politically explosive secrets
Death at the Devil's Tavern by Deryn Lake( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rawlings, the exuberant young apothecary, is celebrating in The Devil's Tavern, a popular if notorious haunt for sailors and smugglers
A John Rawlings mystery by Deryn Lake( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apothecary John Rawlings is intrigued when a letter arrives from Bristol asking him to investigate an impostor claiming his diamond inheritance. Rawlings must trawl through the underbelly of society to unearth the sordid secrets at the heart of his investigation
Death In The Valley Of Shadows by Deryn Lake( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member 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 at Apothecaries' Hall by Deryn Lake( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member 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 and the Cornish Fiddler by Deryn Lake( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spring of 1765 brings a welcome sense of recovery to the recently widowed Apothecary John Rawlings, but his peace of mind does not last long when a child disappears in mysterious circumstances. John is just about to give up the child for lost when a known courtesan is smothered and he finds his own daughter in deadly peril
Death at Apothecaries' Hall by Deryn Lake( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Death at the wedding feastDeath and the black pyramidDeath in hellfireDeath and the Cornish fiddlerDeath in the valley of shadowsDeath in the dark walkDeath at the beggar's operaDeath in the Peerless Pool