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Death in Hellfire

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Author Deryn Lake
Rights World English
ISBN 9780749079772
Pages 336
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When John Rawlings is asked to investigate a secret club and some shady goings-on, he is intrigued. The disreputable Sir Francis Dashwood is believed to be involved, as well as some illustrious members of the British aristocracy. In disguise and accompanied by the ungainly Sam Swann, John befriends Sir Dashwood and gains access to his home and family, including someone from John’s past, someone whose exceptional beauty still hypnotises him. However, evil lurks in hidden corners of Sir Dashwood’s opulent home and there seems to be a sinister element behind the infamous Hellfire Club’s debaucheries. Is John putting himself and Sam in danger by trying to find out the truth?

What The Critics Said

'It will be enjoyed by lovers of historical mysteries, not only for the story itself, but also for the details’

Mystery Women

‘A thoroughly satisfying historical mystery and one in a series which is surely long-overdue for recognition when the crime-writing awards are dished out'

Birmingham Post

‘The latest novel in Deryn lake’s excellent John Rawlings mystery series…Death in Hell Fire keeps up the standard. A highly readable story’

Historical Novels Review

'Lake is revered for the impeccable research and authentic details to her plots and loved for the romp and wit of her style'

Battle Observer

‘This murder mystery gallops along at a cracking pace…I found the setting to be fascinating, brought to life with skill by the author, and with a good plot stirred into the mix, I was soon deeply engrossed’

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