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Synopsis: 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...
About the Author: 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.
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Book Description Allison & Busby, 2003. Book Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 3774980
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Book Description Allison & Busby, 2003. Book Condition: Good. 1st ed/1st printing. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78439210
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Book Description London, United Kingdom: Allison & Busby, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition.... UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.IMPRESSION.A FINE HARDBACK IN A FINE DUSTWRAPPER.22/g Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 4VBBCBSXS/S
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Book Description Allison & Busby, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. An unopened first edition hardback book. Bookseller Inventory # 000541
Book Description Allison & Busby November 2003, 2003. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Fine in Fine dj, UK First Edition, First Printing Hardcover small chip out of the dust jacket on the front cover near the top of the spine. Protected in clear Mylar cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a box. We do not stock or sell ex-library or Book Club editions. Bookseller Inventory # 64323