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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Fifth Book in an Increasingly Popular Series Mar 17, 2008
Deryn Lake is a pseudonym of a well know historical novelist. Among the books she has written are the popular John Rawlings Mysteries, Death on the Romney Marsh, Death at the Apothecaries' Hall, Death at the Devil's Tavern and others. As all her titles are preceded by the word death, this is a pretty good indication regarding the contents of the books and very good historical murder mysteries they are. `Deryn Lake' live near Hastings, in East Sussex
For those who read Deryn Lake's excellent Georgian mysteries the character of John Rawlings is now an old and trusted friend and the author's clean writing style makes the pages fly by. The books are good, well researched historical murder mysteries, they are what they are and do not pretend to be anything else. Good escapism for the reader, away from the bumps and grinds of everyday life.
The John Rawlings books that pair the young London apothecary with older and wiser John Fielding, the magistrate, better known as the Blind Beak are becoming more and more popular. John Rawlings is spending less and less time at his apothecary shop and more and more time helping John Rawlings solve some of the crimes that a large city such as London attracts. The discovery of a body in a popular bathing area, sees Rawlings once more using his powers of deduction in an attempt to bring the perpatrator to justice at the end of the hangman's rope.