Death at the Wedding Feast by Deryn Lake
(John Rawlings, Apothecary)

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An Apothecary John Rawlings Georgian mystery - Apothecary John Rawlings has travelled to Devon to be by the side of his mistress, Elizabeth di Lorenzi, who is due to give birth to their child. Leaving his shop - and his new carbonated water business -; in good hands, John is presented with a surprise on his arrival at Sidmouth Bay. While Elizabeth is recuperating, he learns that Lady Sidmouth's daughter, Miranda, is to marry the elderly Earl of St Austell, who is fifty-four years her senior and has a cruel reputation. As the wedding day approaches, John feels increasingly uneasy, and before too long his worst forebodings are realized . . .
 

About Deryn Lake

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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. Deryn Lake lives near Hastings, East Sussex.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 224 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Apothecary John Rawlings crisscrosses Georgian England by stagecoach to uncover the identity of both a murderer and a victim in this latest installment in the long-running series (Death in Hellfire, 2008, etc.).

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When a bridegroom and several guests are murdered in front of him, an intrepid sleuth goes into action.

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Set in 1768, the pseudonymous Lake’s excellent 14th mystery featuring real-life apothecary John Rawlings (after 2009’s Death and the Black Pyramid) defers the violence the title promises until relatively late in the book, but patient readers will be amply rewarded.

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