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Lake, Deryn

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Works: 31 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 3,140 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.A4853, 823.914
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Publications by Deryn Lake
Most widely held works by Deryn Lake
The mills of God by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 411 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."
Dead on cue by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 381 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"--
Death and the black pyramid by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Apothecary John Rawlings is summoned to Devon where he finds himself investigating the brutal murder of a fellow stagecoach passenger
Death and the Cornish fiddler by Deryn Lake( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Georgian historical mystery
The moonlit door by Deryn Lake( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 332 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 at the wedding feast by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 324 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 on the rocks : a John Rawlings mystery by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 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 )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Preparing to become a father for the very first time, Apothecary John Rawlings leaves the heavily pregnant Emilia occupied with maternal matters and turns his attention to his business, rather neglected of late. Working in the shop one early afternoon, John is taken aback when a middle-aged stranger rushes in through the door looking panic-stricken. The man is not seeking a cure for a terrible ailment, however, but a place to hide. John agrees and a moment or two later a formidable woman comes to the counter enquiring if the Apothecary has seen anyone answering the description of the stranger he has in his back room. Honoring his promise to the man, John sends her on her way and, intrigued, goes to question the fellow. The man's name is Aidan Fenchurch and his pursuer is Mrs. Ariadne Bussell, a former lover who is reluctant to give up the chase. So reluctant, in fact, that she has been shadowing him for years. Feeling sympathy for Aidan, John agrees to do him a good turn, but is shocked when a few days later the man is dead, ostensibly the result of a street robbery. Suspicious, Sir John Fielding sends the Flying Runners to arrest Mrs Bussell. However, the lady is taken ill in the coach and before she can be thoroughly questioned she dies. The Apothecary recognises the signs of fatal poisoning. Soon there are more victims, some poisoned and some killed by less subtle methods. John Rawlings embarks on a journey that leads him to the Surrey countryside in search of answers to be greeted by some familiar faces
Death in hellfire by Deryn Lake( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 74 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
A John Rawlings mystery by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 37 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 Apothecaries' Hall by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 35 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 )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 34 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 and the Cornish Fiddler by Deryn Lake( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 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 the Devil's Tavern by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
John Rawlings, the exuberant young apothecary, is celebrating in The Devil's Tavern, a popular if notorious haunt for sailors and smugglers. Stumbling across a corpse that has been fished out of the Thames, he identifies it as Sir William Hartfield, the bridegroom who had failed to show at his own wedding earlier that day. As the drowning reveals itself as murder, Rawlings is called upon by London's revered sightless magistrate, John Fielding, to investigate the colourful members of Sir William's family - from terrible old Lady Hodkin to her downtrodden daughter, and from Roger, flamboyant man of fashion to the outrageous twins who share an elaborate past
Death on the Romney Marsh by Deryn Lake( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 15 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 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
Death in the Peerless Pool by Deryn Lake( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 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( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman policier. Roman historique
Death at the beggar's opera by Deryn Lake( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 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
 
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