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. Little does he know that his settled life is soon to be tragically shaken off course . . .
An evening out at an illustrious theatre party at Gunnersbury House, hosted by Princess Amelia, ends in tragedy when a guest is discovered murdered. 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 royally powerful Princess Amelia, believe John is the murderer and he is forced to go into hiding. John and his closest friends desperately try to delve through the layers of deception to uncover the truth, whilst struggling to come to terms with their own grief.
Countless adventures teach him it is not always easy to tell friend from foe and there are far more late night dealings at Gunnersbury House than he at first expects. But somewhere the vicious figure of the murderer is lurking and it is up to John to determine their identity before they strike again . . .
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Deryn Lake is the pseudonym of a well-known historical novelist who joined the popular ranks of historical detective writers with her gripping John Rawlings Mysteries. Deryn Lake lives near Hastings, East Sussex.Review:
Meticulously researched, this is a series that brings the past to colourful life -- The Guardian
With history this colourful and a mystery this baffling, the result is delicious. --The Good Book Guide
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Book Description Allison & Busby, London, United Kingdom, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st British Paperback Edition, 1st Ptg. Nice, unsold, unread first British paperback edition, 1st printing of this John Rawlings mystery set in Georgian England. Ships in a box, fast service from a real bricks and mortar independent bookstore open since 1998. Bookseller Inventory # 006195
Book Description Allison & Busby, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0749082909
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