Rules of Murder Paperback
A Drew Fathering murder mystery
by Julianna Deering;
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Rules of Murder
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There’s been a murder at the old manor house. With the help of the alluring Madeline Parker, Drew sets out to solve the crime and save the family fortune.
Before long, he realizes no one at Farthering Place is who he appears to be – not the blackmailer, not the adulterer, not the embezzler and not even Drew himself.
Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering was published by Baker in September 2013 and is our 45120th best seller. The ISBN for Rules of Murder is 9780764210952.
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Readers will want uninterrupted time to read this mystery in one sittingRomantic Times August issue
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. Spiritual themes may comfort in this not-so cosy mystery. Drew Fartherling expects a routine weekend party at his country estate. However, the weekend proves to be anything but normal. First, he meets the enchanting Madeline Parker, who is different from any society girl he?s ever met, and then there?s a murder. Sure, he enjoys solving murders while reading novels from the comfort of his favorite armchair, but solving a murder in his home is a little much. When bodies began stacking up and secrets are revealed, Drew and Madeline must figure out who is the killer among them before it?s too late.
Rules Of MurderMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
As someone that quite enjoys cosy mysteries—you know the Miss Marple, Albert Campion, Agatha Raisin type (so ok the last one is set in a slightly different era but you get the idea!)—I can honestly say I really did enjoy this book. It appears to be the first in what is going to be a series, and I'll look forward to reading the rest and seeing how things progress forwards with some of the characters we met in this first book.
There is absolutely no harm in this book at all—well ok there is murder, the allusion of marital infidelity, and the like—but it's all done most circumspectly and with decorum, if that makes sense. What you have left is a gently amusing 1930's mystery with quite interesting characters, enjoyable dialogue, a smidge of romance, and a touch of coming to faith in it.
On the front cover it has a recommendation that says it will appeal to 'the most ardent Agatha Christie fan' but to be honest it actually reminded me much more of Margery Allingham in style and tone, especially with the interaction between Drew and Nick, and yes even the setting of Farthering Hall—much more Campion, although Nick isn't quite a ringer for Lugg.
It was a really enjoyable way to spend an evenings reading and though at times perhaps a little cliche—but then to some degree most of this genre is and perhaps that's part of its charm—it was a good read I'm happy to recommend to other fans of such cosy mysteries.
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"Four Stars -- Compelling, Page Turner
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. Spiritual themes may comfort in this not-so-cozy mystery." - Romantic Times, August 2013
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|Page last updated||11th October 2014|
|Author / Artist||Julianna Deering|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Baker (September 2013)|
|Number of Pages||336|