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Death in the Valley of Shadows

Death in the Valley of Shadows

(2003)
(The ninth book in the John Rawlings series)
A novel by

 
Preparing to become a father for the very first time, Apothecary John Rawlings leaves the heavily pregnant Emilia occupied with maternal matters and turns his attention to his business, rather neglected of late. Working in the shop one early afternoon, John is taken aback when a middle-aged stranger rushes in through the door looking panic-stricken. The man is not seeking a cure for a terrible ailment, however, but a place to hide. John agrees and a moment or two later a formidable woman comes to the counter enquiring if the Apothecary has seen anyone answering the description of the stranger he has in his back room. Honouring his promise to the man, John sends her on her way and, intrigued, goes to question the fellow. It transpires that the man's name is Aidan Fenchurch and his pursuer Mrs. Ariadne Bussell, a former lover who is reluctant to give up the chase. So reluctant, in fact, that she has been shadowing him for years. Feeling sympathy for Aidan, John agrees to do him a good turn but is shocked when a few days later the man is dead, ostensibly the result of a street robbery. Suspicious, Sir John Fielding sends the Flying Runners to arrest Mrs Bussell. However, the lady is taken ill in the coach and before she can be thoroughly questioned she dies. The Apothecary recognises the signs of fatal poisoning. Soon there are more victims, some poisoned and some killed by less subtle methods. John Rawlings embarks on a journey that leads him to the Surrey countryside in search of answers to be greeted by some familiar faces...

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

August 2007 : Hardback
Title: Death in the Valley of Shadows
Author(s): Deryn Lake
ISBN: 0753178966 / 9780753178966 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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July 2003 : Hardback
Title: Death in the Valley of Shadows: A John Rawlings Mystery
Author(s): Deryn Lake
ISBN: 0749006412 / 9780749006419 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : Paperback
Title: Death in the Valley of Shadows (Isis Mystery)
Author(s): Deryn Lake
ISBN: 0753178974 / 9780753178973 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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September 2004 : Paperback
Title: Death in the Valley of Shadows (John Rawlings Mystery)
Author(s): Deryn Lake
ISBN: 0749083700 / 9780749083700 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

September 2005 : Audio CD
Title: Death in the Valley of Shadows (John Rawlings Mysteries)
Author(s): Deryn Lake
ISBN: 1845592689 / 9781845592684 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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March 2004 : Audio Cassette
Title: Death in the Valley of Shadows
Author(s): Deryn Lake
ISBN: 1842837605 / 9781842837603 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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