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Rules of Murder
Bethany House Publishers (August 1, 2013)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JULIANNA DEERING has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen or the stage. This, along with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgiveness and triumph over adversity. A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas with three spoiled cats and, when not writing, spends her free time quilting, cross stitching and watching NHL hockey. Her new series of Drew Farthering mysteries set in 1930s England debuts with Rules of Murder (Bethany House, 2013) and will be followed by Death by the Book (Bethany House, 2014).
ABOUT THE BOOK
Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling Mystery
Drew Farthering loves a good mystery, although he generally expects to find it in the pages of a novel, not on the grounds of his country estate. When a weekend party at Farthering Place is ruined by murder and the police seem flummoxed, Drew decides to look into the crime himself. With the help of his best friend, Nick Dennison, an avid mystery reader, and Madeline Parker, a beautiful and whip-smart American debutante staying as a guest, the three try to solve the mystery as a lark, using the methods from their favorite novels.
Soon, financial irregularities at Drew's stepfather's company come to light and it's clear that all who remain at Farthering Place could be in danger. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer--and trying harder to impress Madeline--Drew must decide how far to take this game.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Rules of Murder, go HERE.
MY THOUGHTS-This is a book that made me feel like I had stepped into an Agatha Christie novel. Julianna Deering writes a novel that flows and has you striving to figure out who-dun-it. What exactly was the purpose for the tunnel? Did the butler or the gardener do it? Are these people really who they say they are? Anyways, in the midst of the suspense and mystery there is also a little bit of romance which I found to be very sweet and innocent. This really throws you back to reading an old dime mystery or one from yesteryear. The dialogue, characters and details all mixed together for some great reading. Loved it and can't wait for the next book in the Drew Farthering series!!
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**