Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Rules of Murder," by Julianna Deering

"Rules of Murder," by Julianna Deering


Introducing Drew Farthering
From The Tip of his black Homburg to the crease in his stylish cheviot trousers, he's the epitome of a stylish 1930s English gentleman. His only problem? The body he just discovered.

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.

With the help of beautiful and whip-smart Madeline Parker, a guest from America, Drew proposes to use the lessons he's learned reading his mysteries to solve the crime. Before long, he realizes this is no lark, and no one at Farthering Place is who he or she appears to be--not the butler nor blackmailer, the chauffeur nor embezzler. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer--and trying harder to impress Madeline--Drew must decide how far to take this dangerous game.

If you like Downtown Abbey, you like British mysteries, you enjoy 1930's Britain, you love stories about the upper class of Britain, you will LOVE this book.  It's full of mystery, upper class traditions, polite manners and general genteel living.    I must say I never figured out "Who dun it," and like the characters in the book had various suspects.

This is the first book in the series; the next book, "Death by the Book," will be released in March of 2014, where once again Drew, Madeline and Nick try their hand at solving more murders.

Stars out of 5 :Lots of mystery, some of it a bit far fetched, but overall a great cast of characters and an easy book to read.  Well worth buying or borrowing from your local library.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

1 comment:

  1. I just posted my review. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in the series.
    Jane x

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