Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Death in the Dark Walk (John Rawlings, #1)” as Want to Read:
Death in the Dark Walk (John Rawlings, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Death in the Dark Walk (John Rawlings #1)

by
3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  83 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When Rawlings trips over the body of a young girl in Vaux Hall Pleasure Gardens, he becomes prime suspect. Managing to clear his own name, Rawlings is asked to investigate the crime, and following a trail of lustful liaisons and illicit intrigue, he discovers dark secrets in the girl's past.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 17th 1994 by Hodder & Stoughton
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Death in the Dark Walk, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Death in the Dark Walk

Silent in the Grave by Deanna RaybournWhat Angels Fear by C.S. HarrisAnd Only to Deceive by Tasha AlexanderCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Regency and Victorian Mysteries
177th out of 347 books — 262 voters
Flashman by George MacDonald FraserThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettRagtime by E.L. Doctorow
Historical Fiction that GUYS like, too!
200th out of 230 books — 109 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 278)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
LJ
DEATH IN THE DARK WALK (Mystery-John Rawlings-England-Georgian) – VG
Lake, Deryn – 1st in series
Hodder & Stoughton, 1994, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 0450607011

First Sentence: It being such a delicate night, all stars and moon and silk soft breeze, John Rawlings, well satisfied with the day’s events and having kissed his father goodnight, stepped forth from number two Nassau Street, so named in honour of the marriage of the Princess Royal to the Prince of Orange-Nassau, and hailed a chair to take hi
...more
Sara
Jan 12, 2016 Sara rated it really liked it
I read this book for the Disney Prince Hopefuls challenge. John Rolfe: Read a book about a character named John, a character who is very handsome, or a character who acts as a diplomat between people. Or read a book where the hero must help the heroine change her appearance or behavior.

This was a really fun historical mystery, set in a time period in which we don't see a lot of novels - George II's reign in England. Our protagonist just finished his apprenticeship as an apothecary, went to Vauxh
...more
Mary
Aug 26, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Einer der besten historischen Krimis, die ich seit langem gelesen haben. Durchweg sympathische Charaktere und spannend bis zum Schluss. Leider wurden die weiteren Buecher der Serie nicht ins Deutsche übersetzt, daher werde ich nun wohl auf die englische Version umsteigen.
Angie
Nov 30, 2014 Angie rated it it was ok
A light romp through Georgian London with an apothecary sleuth, the first in a series. John Rawlings helps The Blind Beak, the magistrate and founder of The Beak Runners, to be renamed The Bow Street Runners in due course, to find the murderer of a prostitute. Set in the grounds of the Vaux Hall Gardens, South London as well as central London. Light and easy.
Linda
Nov 04, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series I have read, the first being much farther into the story. I liked the first one I read very much so decided to start at the beginning. The writing about the Georgian era is very interesting and delightful! I will continue.
Fran Lachance
first in a series by a new author to me. Good writing and exceptional narrative of 18th century England, which I love.
Sherry
Jun 18, 2011 Sherry rated it really liked it
Death in the Dark Walk takes place in London during the days John Fielding was running the Bow Street Runners. Those who enjoyed Bruce Alexander's series featuring John Fielding will also enjoy this series.

A young man who is celebrating completion of his apprenticeship at Vaux Hall Gardens is the first to arrive at the side of a murder victim. He is suspected of the murder and is taken to Bow Street, where he is interviewed by John Fielding, who is convinced he is not guilty. Fielding is so impr
...more
Sharon
Sep 10, 2009 Sharon rated it really liked it
I really like the idea that the characters in this book are actually real historical characters. I really enjoyed doing some outside research about them. An interesting "character" who was just mentioned was Sir Thomas de Veil. Anyone who knows of books involving this person, I would be very interested in the titles. I would recommend this book particularly the Georgian time period. Having just finished COMPLAINT OF THE DOVE, which is also set during this period, I especially appreciated the his ...more
Dana
Mar 03, 2016 Dana rated it liked it
British whodunnit - first in the series - now available stateside
Jo Mclennan
Georgian murder mystery, the first in a series featuring John Rawlings, Apothecary.
Hazel Locke
Sep 15, 2010 Hazel Locke rated it really liked it
i really enjoyed this .good characters and historical detail.
Patti
Patti marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2016
Petulia
Petulia marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2016
Ruth Coy
Ruth Coy marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2016
Lynne Ross
Lynne Ross marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2016
Barbara Graham
Barbara Graham rated it it was amazing
Jun 13, 2016
Nancy
Nancy marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2016
Andrea
Andrea rated it it was ok
Jun 16, 2016
Regina
Regina marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2016
Alexus Carmichael
Alexus Carmichael marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2016
Sally Muhadri
Sally Muhadri marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2016
Rachel
Rachel marked it as to-read
May 19, 2016
Debbie Gregg
Debbie Gregg marked it as to-read
May 19, 2016
Cynthia
Cynthia marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016
Kaley
Kaley marked it as to-read
May 10, 2016
Albert L. Spells
Albert L. Spells marked it as to-read
May 08, 2016
Leah
Leah marked it as to-read
May 06, 2016
Bre L
Bre L marked it as to-read
May 03, 2016
Denise Cruickshank
Denise Cruickshank marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Goodnight Sweet Prince (Lord Francis Powerscourt, #1)
  • The Broken Token
  • The King's Evil (Christopher Redmayne, #1)
  • Out of the Dawn Light (Aelf Fen, #1)
  • I, Claudia (Claudia Seferius, #1)
  • A Dissection of Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #1)
  • The Arnifour Affair (Colin Pendragon Mysteries, #1)
  • The Keeper of Secrets (Tobias Campion, #1)
  • Cursed in the Act (Bram Stoker Mystery #1)
  • Person or Persons Unknown (Sir John Fielding, #4)
  • Ratcatcher (Matthew Hawkwood, #1)
  • The Sweet Smell of Decay
  • Dark Entry (Kit Marlowe, #1)
  • Get Out or Die (Aurelia Marcella, #1)
  • Shadow of the Serpent (Inspector McLevy, #1)
  • Baudelaire's Revenge: A Novel
  • A Dark Anatomy (Cragg & Fidelis Mystery, #1)
  • The Salton Killings (Chief Inspector Woodend, #1)
71442
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
...more
More about Deryn Lake...

Other Books in the Series

John Rawlings (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • 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)
  • Death In the Valley Of Shadows (John Rawlings, #9)
  • Death in the Setting Sun (John Rawlings, #10)
  • Death and the Cornish Fiddler (John Rawlings, #11)

Share This Book