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Death in the West Wind
Deryn Lake
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Death in the West Wind (John Rawlings #7)

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Devon, April 1759: Newlyweds John Rawlings and Emilia are spending their honeymoon touring the mysterious county of Devon. Arriving in Sidmouth, they watch a schooner being towed into harbor and immediately deduce that all is not well on board. The gruesome discovery of the body of a young girl, badly beaten and draped over the figurehead, draws the Apothecary into the inv ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 464 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Ulverscroft (first published 2001)
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First Sentence: A few miles beyond Exeter, the sea worked it usual magic and the wind changed, coming from the West.

Apothecary John Rawlins and his bride, Emilia, have decided to stay in England for their honeymoon. One of their stops is bustling port of Taunton. They are invited to dine with Jan van Guylder, his son, Richard, and his clearly upset and willful daughter, Juliana. A few days later, John and Emilia are at the beach when they see a ship being towed to shore. There is no crew on boar
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Recommends it for: fans of Bruce Alexander
Very readable, somewhat predictable. I may well read more in the series, if for no other reason than nostalgia for Bruce Alexander mysteries, which have unfortunately ended with his death. I am delighted to discover that Sir John Fielding, the Blind Beak of Bow Street was a real person.
Gayle Noble
A decent mystery and plot spoiled by the annoying character of John Rawlings' new wife, Emilia. Boy, is she tiresome, I'm almost wishing he had stayed with Coralie Clive.
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very good "who done it" story with interesting characters and a good pace. I would read more in the series for sure.
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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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