Book List in Order: 22 titles

  • 'The world The Young Pretender inhabits is brought vividly to life' - Historical Novel Society In this titillating but tender novel, based on eyebrow-raising letters found in the Royal Archives, comes the story of a man of Scottish legend. Ch...


  • A new business opportunity in America leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for Apothecary John Rawlings 1773. Following a long and perilous journey, John Rawlings has arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue a new business venture. He finds ...


  • A new puzzle for the Reverend Nick Lawrence... It is May in the sleepy village of Lakehurst, Sussex, and Nick Lawrence has organized a Medieval Fair, complete with maypole dancing, archers and Mr Grimm’s men, a group of Morris dancers. The fair ...


  • Apothecary John Rawlings is intrigued when a letter arrives asking him to investigate an impostor claiming to be the long-lost step-son of a wealthy Bristol merchant in possession of his dead wife's diamond inheritance. John Rawlings' father, Sir Gab...


  • A new arrival to Lakehurst village can only mean trouble for Reverend Nick Lawrence . . . The residents of the sleepy Sussex village of Lakehurst are abuzz with the news of the arrival of Gerry Harlington, a flamboyant American actor and the new owne...


  • Apothecary John Rawlings has travelled to Devon to be by the side of his mistress, Elizabeth di Lorenzi, who is due to give birth to their child. Leaving his shop -- and his new carbonated water business -- in good hands, John is presented with a...


  • The sleepy, eccentric Sussex village of Lakehurst suddenly becomes a place of terror and night shadows. After dark, it is hardly safe to go out, to the consternation of the newly arrived Vicar, trendy young Nick Lawrence, and Inspector Dominic Tennan...


  • A John Rawlings Georgian mystery - Apothecary John Rawlings has been summoned to Devon by his beautiful but unpredictable mistress. Leaving his daughter Rose in the good care of her grandfather, Rawlings sets off for Exeter. His fellow stagecoach pas...


  • 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 acco...






  • France in the Middle Ages, is a country driven by power struggles and menaced by the might of England’s King Henry V. At the country’s head stood a frightened youth, the Dauphin Charles, who is destined to become the most victorious king of all ...


  • The spring of 1765 brings a welcome sense of recovery to the recently widowed Apothecary John Rawlings, but his tentative peace of mind does not last for long: a young child disappears in strange circumstances at the Hellstone Floral Dance and a seem...


  • The year is 1775 and the town of Boston, Massachusetts is seething with unrest, as the War of Independence is about to erupt. Having risen through the ranks to become a colonel, Thomas Gage has known many battles in his time. For years he believed he...


  • John Rawlings has never been happier. His apothecary business is doing well and he is blissfully content with his charming wife and adorable little daughter. Little does he know that his settled life is soon to be tragically shaken off course . . .An...


  • 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 afternoo...


  • Death at St James's Palace is the eighth novel the highly acclaimed Georgian mystery series featuring sleuthing apothecary, John Rawlings. In 1761, famous magistrate John Fielding is to be honoured with a knighthood. Founder of the Runners, London's ...


  • Devon, April 1759...Newlyweds John Rawlings and Emilia are spending their honeymoon touring the mysterious county of Devon. Arriving in the remote hamlet of Sidmouth, where John wants to sample the health-giving benefits of sea bathing, he and his br...


  • The scene was an exact replica of the one that had taken place twenty-four hours earlier. John Rawlings stood in the shop at Apothecaries' Hall buying the herb known as true-love. The only difference was that both he and the shop owner were buzzing w...


  • John Rawlings, London's most colourful apothecary and occasional sleuth, is relaxing at the popular swimming baths, the Peerless Pool, when his peace is shattered by the alarming discovery of a drowned woman. The victim is identified as Hannah Rankin...


  • Summoned to attend a patient in a house near the lonely Romney Marsh, Rawlings does not suspect that he is walking into a web of conspiracy, intrigue and mystery. Until he discovers a body near a deserted church, bearing a coded document. Rawlings re...






  • John Rawlings, the exuberant young apothecary, is celebrating in The Devil's Tavern, a popular if notorious haunt for sailors and smugglers. Stumbling across a corpse that has been fished out of the Thames, he identifies it as Sir William Hartfield, ...


  • 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 ...


  • Having just finished his indentures, Rawlings is celebrating at Vaux Hall Pleasure Gardens when he trips over the body of a young girl. Summoned to the magistrate's office as prime suspect, Rawlings not only clears his own name but impresses Fielding...