AT ST JAMES'S PALACE
A John Rawlings Mystery
By Deryn Lake
Allison & Busby - July 2002
ISBN 0749005831 - HB
Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde, MyShelf.com
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I always look forward to reading
another of Deryn Lake's excellent mysteries, and this is the eighth of
a series that shows no sign of flagging. One of the things I enjoy about
them is that they manage to hit that elusive spot between cozy and hardboiled,
have a cast of entertaining characters that it is always a pleasure to
spend some time with and some wonderfully teasing plots.
As usual, this is a fun mix of
history and mystery as effervescent as one of John Rawling's fizzy drinks.
Highly recommended for all historical whodunit fans, not least because
Ms Lake lets her characters behave like 18th century people and doesn't
bow to the popular convention of making them all politically correct.
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