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The apothecary John Rawlings and his new bride are honeymooning in Devon, but the discovery of a badly beaten corpse on a ghost ship cuts their holiday short.
The death of Juliana van Guylder and the subsequent disappearance of her brother, Richard, draw John into an investigation in which the suspects include the mysterious Society of Angels, a lone highwayman, and a phantom coach complete with headless coachman.
Needing answers and knowing he is neglecting his bride in search of the truth, John summons Joe Jago and the Flying Runners from London for help in his investigation.
But his determination to discover the truth puts him in danger...a danger from which he may not be able to escape.
Will Rawlings be able to find the truth or will his pursuit end in tragedy?
‘Death in the West Wind’ is a gripping historical murder mystery that chills to the bone.
‘The Queen of the Georgian historical mystery’ The Times
‘Meticulously researched, this is a series that brings the past to colourful life’ The Guardian
‘Racy and pacy, and will appeal to those who love a bodice-ripping history mystery’ Sherlock Holmes Magazine
‘An engrossing, twisting detective tale... Lake has skill in bringing Georgian times vividly to life’ Exeter Express & Echo
‘Long-time fans of the Rawlings mysteries will lap it up’ Shots
Deryn Lake is the author of the John Rawlings Mysteries, Nick Lawrence novels, and a number of historical fiction and historical romances. She was born in Essex and began writing at an early age, before eventually turning her hand to writing novels as a profession. She currently resides in Sussex. Death in the West Wind is the seventh in the John Rawlings series.
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