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Death by the Book ~ Review

Death by the Book
A Drew Farthering Mystery
By Julianna Deering

When Drew Farthering walks into a murder scene he is drawn into a mystery that is drawing closer to the Village of Farthering St. John.  What game is the killer playing?  And what do the cryptic messages pinned to the victims mean?

With no discernible link between the victims, Drew is putting all his sleuthing skills to work.  All the while he is trying convince Madeline to accept his proposal of marriage.  But when Aunt Ruth comes to save Madeline's virtue she seems determined to pack Madeline up and on the next ship home.

As the danger draws closer who will be the next victim?  Nick?  Madeline?  Aunt Ruth?  Drew?

Take a small step back in time to England for a mystery that just may give you a spine tingling shiver or two. Best read in a darkened room shortly before bed for full enjoyment.  And a spot of tea is just the thing.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Bethany House through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

Drew Farthering wanted nothing more than to end the summer of 1932 with the announcement of his engagement. Instead, he finds himself caught up in another mysterious case when the family solicitor is found murdered, an antique hatpin with a cryptic message, Advice to Jack, piercing

Evidence of secret meetings and a young girl's tearful confession point to the victim's double life, but what does the solicitor's murder have to do with the murder of a physician on the local golf course? Nothing, it would seem--except for another puzzling note, affixed with a similar-looking bloodied hatpin. his chest.
Soon the police make an arrest in connection with the murders, but Drew isn't at all certain they have the right suspect in custody. And why does his investigation seem to be drawing him closer and closer to home?

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 debuted with Rules of Murder (Bethany House, 2013) and will be followed by Death by the Book and Murder at the Mikado (Bethany House, 2014). She is represented by Wendy Lawton of the Books & Such Literary Agency (