Death at St. James's Palace

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Allison & Busby, 2002 - Fiction - 326 pages
4 Reviews
Death at St James's Palace is the eighth novel the highly acclaimed Georgian mystery series featuring sleuthing apothecary, John Rawlings. In 1761, famous magistrate John Fielding is to be honoured with a knighthood. Founder of the Runners, London's metropolitan police force, John Fielding is one of several important members of the community who gather at St James's Palace for the investiture. As the invited audience eagerly crane for a first glimpse of the new queen, a terrible accident occurs when one of the crowd tumbles down the great staircase to his death. But not one person saw him begin to fall; even those standing closest to him had their eyes fixed on the royal entrance. Only one person witnessed anything untoward - John Fielding, a blindman. A whispered sentence, an exhalation of breath - these are the only clues available to suggest the fall was no accident. Apothecary John Rawlings, accompanying his friend Fielding to the ceremony, sets out to investigate and is soon drawn into a very intriguing mystery, in which suspicious characters abound.

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Review: Death at St. James's Palace (John Rawlings #8)

User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

What I liked about this book is that the mystery was indeed difficult to guess at; the characters were well-drawn; that the replication of how life was lived in the mid-1600's London was quite ... Read full review

Review: Death at St. James's Palace (John Rawlings #8)

User Review  - Margareth8537 - Goodreads

This has been an interesting series, set in a slightly different time frame from much of the other historical crime fiction about at present. The characters have developed well and maintain the reader's interest Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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, 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 in the U.K.

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