A Georgian mystery, in which a death at the Beggar's Opera draws John Rawlings, an apothecary, on another case for the sightless magistrate known as the 'Blind Beak', which involves a trial of seduction and corruption.
John Rawlings, the apothecary with a talent for detective work, and John Fielding, the phenomenal blind magistrate whose Runners formed London's early police force, make a welcome return in this evocative Georgian mystery. John Rawlings is among the beau monde enjoying a performance of 'The Beggar's Opera' in Drury Lane when the leading actor - the notorious philanderer Jasper Harcross - dramatically falls to his death on stage. As Rawlings and the Blind Beak hunt for vital clues, they discover a hotbed of rivalry both on and off the stage which produces numerous suspects and questions. As the search takes on a new intensity, John Rawlings soon finds himself on an intriguing trail of obsession that leads to the dark heart of a cold-blooded murder.
Deryn Lake has written five previous John Rawlings mysteries. Renowned for her knowledge of the period and powers as a storyteller, Lake is the pseudonym of a well-known historical novelist who lives in Battle, Sussex. An active member of the CWA, Lake is often invited to sit on panels and give talks at libraries etc
Death At The Beggar's Opera by Deryn Lake
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.