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Deryn Lake

Deryn Lake - the Queen of the Georgian Mystery (according to The Times) - welcomes you to her website.

On the left you will find links to all the pages of the site, full of interesting facts about me and my writing and the various periods in which my books are set. There is an account, specially written for this site, of the true history of John Rawlings and how I first met him. And there's a regularly updated letter with all my news.

My latest book is a John Rawlings novel entitled Death on the Rocks - you can read more about it below.

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Death on the Rocks

Death on the Rocks

Apothecary John Rawlings is intrigued when a letter arrives asking him to investigate an impostor claiming to be the long-lost step-son of a wealthy Bristol merchant in possession of his dead wife's diamond inheritance.

John Rawlings' father, Sir Gabriel Kent joins him on the trip to take the healing waters at Hotwell where they socialize with the creme of Bristol society. But Rawlings is compelled to try and solve the mystery and so he must trawl through the underbelly of eighteenth-century society to unearth the sordid secrets at the heart of the investigation.

Death on the Rocks was published by Severn House Publishers on 19th December 2013; it is available for order from Amazon or from any bookshop (ISBN: 978-0-7278-8354-4).

Now also available in a Kindle edition.


"Meticulously researched ... brings the past to colourful life"


"This is vintage stuff ... With history this colourful and a mystery this baffling, the result is delicious"

Good Book Guide

"As usual, Miss Lake spins a yarn with all the flourish of a dandy producing a silk handkerchief"

Birmingham Post

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