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Death In the Valley Of Shadows (John Rawlings #9)

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 10th 2003 by Allison & Busby
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Matthew Barnes
Feb 05, 2016 Matthew Barnes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really do enjoy this kind of book as some light reading. No reason to dislike the book.

My full review can be found here: booksmjb.blogspot.com/2016/02/death-i...
Chris
A suspenseful whodunit with imaginative characters that leaves you guessing until the end. Set in Regency England, it's a good example of historical mystery.

Enjoyable read!
LJ
First Sentence: What a morning it had been.

Apothecary John Rawlings is surprised when a man, Aidan Fenchurch, runs into his shop asking to be hidden from his former mistress. Once the very unpleasant woman is gone, Fenchurch is pleased to hear John also assists Sir John Fielding, magistrate of Bow Street and asks that John keep a document accusing the woman should he suddenly die. Fenchurch is murdered on his doorstep that night but his is only the first of many deaths with each new suspect dyin
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Bernadette Long
Dec 04, 2015 Bernadette Long rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Once again John Rawlings, the Apothecary, is involved in a murder mystery in Georgian England, and uses all of his observational skills to solve the murder of a man he only recently met.

The story unfolds in a logical sequence and is filled with many twists but all comes together in a satisfying way at the end.
Leyla Johnson
Nov 07, 2015 Leyla Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deryn Lake has a wonderful feeling for the time, his books always sit well in history and this book is no exception. This story had many red herrings and it moved left, right and upside down with the mystery. Just when I thought I had it sorted, something else popped up. Never a dull moment - with a little romance thrown in at the end. I am always pleased with books written by Deryn Lake.
Eileen Hall
Nov 11, 2015 Eileen Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another exciting story featuring John Rawlings the Apothecary.
I love her stories set in Georgian London. Deryn Lake is a writer who gets under the skin of the characters of this era.
The cover illustrations are great also!
Very highly recommended.
I was given a digital copy of this novel by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review which I am happy to give.
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A pseudonym used by Dinah Lampitt

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, 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 Lake lives near Hastings, East Sussex
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