Book Review: Rules of Murder by Juliana Deering


 

Rules of Murder: A Drew Farthering Mystery
By: Juliana Deering
Genre: Cozy/Christian Mystery
336 pages
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: August 1, 2013

* I received a copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Synopsis:


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.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in the Drew Farthering series and it did not disappoint. It evoked classic mysteries- I liked the setting of a 1930s English manor house. The characters were interesting, were well drawn, and had good chemistry. I also liked how the author handled religion, she got her point across without being heavy handed.The plot was interesting and flowed well.  I'm looking forward to reading other books in this series.








 


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