Deryn Lake is a British author best known for her work as the creator of the popular John Rawlings Mystery series. Deryn Lake is actually a pen name used by the historical novel author Dinah Lampitt.

Lampitt was born in a small English town called Ilford. From a young age, she found herself drawn to novels as well as the school subjects of History and English. She would volunteer to read in class and started penning her own stories at a very young age. After college she worked in journalism and started a family, but the writing bug will catch her later in life and she has since written many novels.

Publication Order of John Rawlings Books

Death in the Dark Walk(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death At the Beggar's Opera(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death At the Devil's Tavern(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Romney Marsh(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Peerless Pool(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death at Apothecaries' Hall(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the West Wind(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in St James Palace(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Valley of Shadows(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Setting Sun(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death and the Cornish Fiddler(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Hellfire(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death and the Black Pyramid(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death at the Wedding Feast(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Rocks(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death at the Boston Tea Party(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Reverend Nick Lawrence Mystery Books

The Mills of God(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead on Cue(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moonlit Door(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Governor's Ladies(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King's Women(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
As Shadows Haunting(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortune's Soldier(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pour The Dark Wine(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sutton Place(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Sleep No More(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Banishment(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Swan(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gemini Syndrome(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Anklets(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moonlit Baths(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wardrobe(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mermaid's Kiss(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Staircase(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Deryn Lake Books, You’ll Love…

The first book in the series is called Death in the Dark Walk. The first book introduces us to John Rawlings who is celebrating finishing his indentures at Vaux Hall Pleasure Gardens when he manages to trip on the body of a young girl. He heads into the magistrate’s office where he is considered a suspect, but after explaining his situation and using his outstanding powers of recollection he’s released. The magistrate is so impressed by Rawlings’ memory that he asks him to investigate the case himself. There is a lot to this girl’s life and the case will challenge Rawlings’ extraordinary mind.

Death at the Beggar’s Opera is the second book in the series. In this book, Rawlings goes to a performance of ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ in Drury Lane when the leading actor falls to his death on stage. The actor had a reputation as a philanderer and this leads to his death being a cold blooded murder. Rawlings will investigate alongside blind magistrate John Fielding, in an intriguing case with a ton of suspects.

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