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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. ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Severn House Publishers
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Carol Best
Aug 20, 2014 Carol Best rated it it was ok
My first John Rawlings mystery and also my last...the character I liked best has died and none of the others came across with any authenticity.
John Lee
Feb 06, 2014 John Lee rated it it was amazing
I think that I was one of the readers that the authoress mentions in the 'Historical notes' who contacted her to ask if John Rawlings et al were to return. I hadnt seen any notification of this new release due for publication and it was a very pleasant surprise when my wife brought me a crisp new copy from the local library.

It was two and a half years ago that I read Death at the Wedding Feast and that was over 100 books ago. It was perhaps not surprising that it took a chapter or two before ful
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Clare
Aug 03, 2016 Clare rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic story from Deryn Lake who never disappoints.
This latest adventure sees Mr John Rawlings, Apothecary of Shug Lane, Piccadilly and Sir Gabriel Kent travel to the Avon Gorge visiting Bristol, taking in the hot springs of Hotwell and Clifton to solve a rather unusual case. As always the various characters he meets along the way lead him a 'merry dance'. Wonderfully detailed giving a perfect insight into the highs and lows of 18th century life, I couldn't put it down and felt as tho
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can't wait for the next one, loving all of them. This one brings up all the characters so loved back into the book. Hope there will be many more to come!
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Deryn Lake is a well-known historical novelist who joined the popular ranks of historical detective writers with her gripping John Rawlings Mysteries, Death in the Dark Walk, Death at the Devil's Tavern, Death on the Romney Marsh, Death in the Peerless Pool and Death at Apothecaries' Hall.

Deryn also writes popular historical romances including the acclaimed The King's Women, Sutton Place and Pour
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John Rawlings (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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  • Death at the Beggar's Opera (John Rawlings, #2)
  • Death at the Devil's Tavern (John Rawlings, #3)
  • Death on the Romney Marsh (John Rawlings, #4)
  • Death in the Peerless Pool (John Rawlings, #5)
  • Death at Apothecaries' Hall (John Rawlings, #6)
  • Death in the West Wind (John Rawlings, #7)
  • Death at St. James's Palace (John Rawlings, #8)
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