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Lake, Deryn

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Works: 13 works in 22 publications in 3 languages and 129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author
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Publications by Deryn Lake
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a John Rawlings mystery by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 34 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 at St James's Palace by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 34 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
Death and the Cornish Fiddler by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 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 Helstone 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 west wind by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Dead on cue by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The sleepy Sussex village of Lakehurst is abuzz with news of the arrival of the new owner of Abbot's Manor. Gerry Harlington, a flamboyant American actor, has taken residence with his glamorous Russian wife Ekaterina. The local dramatic society is looking for a new director for their Son et Lumiere show to be staged at Fulke Castle and it seems at first that Gerry might fit the bill. All seems well, until Gerry's attempt to insert a hip-hop street dance into an Elizabethan Fair scene is met with violent protest. So when a corpse is discovered after the grand opening night, Reverend Nick Lawrence once again finds himself welcoming Detective Inspector Dominic Tennant to Lakehurst
L'apothicaire et l'espion français by Deryn Lake( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Death on the rocks by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 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 crFme 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 setting sun by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
John Rawlings has never been happier. His apothecary business is doing well and he is happily married with a little daughter. But at an evening out at Gunnersbury house, someone comes to an untimely end and suspicion falls on John when he is found crouched over the inert figure
L'apothicaire dans le Devon by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Death in Hellfire by Deryn Lake( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 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?
The Governor's ladies by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The year is 1775 and the town of Boston is on the brink between war and peace. With loyalties and love stretched to their limits, the lives of Thomas Gage, his wife Margaret, and his exotic young slave, Sara, become inexorably intertwined. But with conflict, heartbreak and death close at hand, can true love and happiness ever prevail?
Le ombre dell'inferno by Deryn Lake( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 1 library 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 and the Cornish fiddler by Deryn Lake( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library 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 Helstone 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
 
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English (18)
French (3)
Italian (1)
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