Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering
(A Drew Farthering Mystery)

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The fun, playful depiction of a bygone era definitely worked for this reader...if you love a good cozy and think that books like the Lord Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy Sayers are far too hard to come by, I am happy to recommend this story.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

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.


"Readers will want to carve out uninterrupted time to read this mystery in one sitting. Red herrings at every turn will have them guessing and flipping pages until the shocking end." --RT Book Reviews

"Julianna Deering gives us an enchanting mystery set around an England country estate in the 1930s. The main characters are delightful." -- Fresh Fiction

"In the same vein of an Agatha Christie novel, Julianna Deering gives us a unique and extremely fun read that will have you trying to solve the murder along with Drew and his friends...What a refreshing addition this is to the Christian fiction market!" - Rachel McRae, A Novel Bookshelf

"Rules of Murder is an entertaining and engaging mystery that will please readers of thrillers and well as historical fiction... The conclusion is a surprising twist that leaves the reader feeling satisfied." --The Christian Manifesto
 

About Julianna Deering

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Julianna Deering has always loved British history and literature and is particularly a fan of the classic mysteries written by Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas and now works for an attorney specializing in wills and estate planning. She lives outside Dallas, Texas, where she loves to quilt, cross-stitch, and watch hockey.
 
Published August 1, 2013 by Bethany House Publishers. 338 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 10 2013

Matters of faith are given lip service before being relegated to the literary cupboard in favor of imagined mysteries, gratuitous murders, and flirting. This is Downton Abbey meets Saturday Night Live.

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Aug 29 2013

The fun, playful depiction of a bygone era definitely worked for this reader...if you love a good cozy and think that books like the Lord Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy Sayers are far too hard to come by, I am happy to recommend this story.

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