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Death at the Boston Tea Party

(John Rawlings #16)

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A new business opportunity in America leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for Apothecary John Rawlings

1773. Following a long and perilous journey, John Rawlings has arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue a new business venture. He finds the place riven with tension and unrest. There are many who feel it's time the colonies sought freedom from British rule, and th
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Severn House Publishers
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Apr 24, 2017 rated it liked it
easy going crime novel based around the time of the Boston tea party, just felt it was missing something though
June Ahern
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My first time read of author Deryn Lake. The title of the book (Death at the Boston Tea Party) attracted me first as I'm most interested in the 18th century American revolution. I wasn't sure what to expect but the first chapter caught my interest thus I continued. My usual 'who done it' sleuth novels are contemporary ones, so going back in time and with words use my mind had to flip around. The language is of the period and words unknown to me, not only of the era but because they are old Briti ...more
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed the previous books in this series, especially for their setting in England. Moving John Rawlings and his family to Boston didn't really appeal to me at first. That didn't last long as I became caught up in the mystery and the setting of Boston .Very well done. I would advise readers new to this series to read them in order.
My thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for a review coy in exchange for an honest review.
Michael Brown
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series-reading
Really liked the early books but this one was just OK.
Deborah Crain
May 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
I receive a copy of this book in return for an unbiased review from Net Galley.
I found this book to be an ok read, and below my expectations for the genre of historic mystery. I have not read any previous books in this series, and this installment did not make me rush to the store to find books on the shelf by this author. It was a decent story, and the characters are interesting, but their motivations are not always clear. John Rawlins, the apothecary takes it upon himself to solve a mystery o
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love this series and own copies of all of them, however I found this one a bit of a struggle to get in to at first so didn't devour it as quickly as I usually do. As the story progressed with the party finally arriving in Boston and trying to make a new life for themselves across the water I really started enjoying it. The big bonus for me however was the re-appearance of a much loved character from John's past and I look forward to finding out whether it will be a happy ever after ending for ...more
Robyn Gibson
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
1773. John Rawlings is an Apothecary whose wife had died so he leaves London to pursue a business venture in Boston, Massachusetts. The ship he, his daughter and twin sons sailed on hit rocks and sank. They made it to shore then are befriended by a native Indian who guides them through the jungle to Boston. John sets up a business in Boston and this is the story of his family and the other survivors of the shipwreck. There is a body found in the Harbour, a murder, a suspected murder, some strang ...more
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series. By number 16 I feel I know the main characters pretty well as well as the style of writing. However, having solves murders in most parts of the country, John Rawlings goes to Boston - at a time when feelings both for and against the British are running high. So this was a bit different but nonetheless a good tale.
Jim Hunter
What utter awful horseshit.
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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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