Death by the Book, Drew Farthering Mystery Series #2   -     By: Julianna Deering
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Death by the Book, Drew Farthering Mystery Series #2

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Drew Farthering wants nothing more than to finish out the summer of 1932 with the announcement of his engagement to Madeline Parker. Instead, he finds himself in the middle of another murder case. The family lawyer has been killed, a cryptic message stuck to the body with an antique hatpin. Drew is content to leave solving this one to the police, but when the dead man's widow asks for his assistance, he can't help but be pulled in.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764210963
ISBN-13: 9780764210969
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Series: Drew Farthering Mystery

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WHEN THE VILLAGE OF FARTHERING ST. JOHN IS Stunned BY A SERIES OF MURDERS, DREW FARTHERING IS DRAWN again INTO THE SLEUTHING GAME.


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 his chest.

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.

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?

PRAISE for RULES OF MURDER

"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."
--Chandra McNeil, RT Book Reviews

Author Bio

Julianna Deering is the creator of the acclaimed Drew Farthering Mystery series. She has always loved British history and is a particular fan of the writings of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Business Administration and spent several years as a Certified Public Accountant. She lives outside Dallas, Texas. Learn more at www.juliannadeering.com.

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  1. Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Murder can be deep...
    July 16, 2014
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    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.

  2. Teresa F.
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 6, 2014
    Teresa F.

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series! The back drop is the English countryside village of Farthering St. John in the 1930's. Drew Farthering is the main character who is a solid God fearing Christian man who has a knack for solving mysteries. Would highly recommend this book and series. I can't wait to read Book Three!
    Publisher gave me this book to read, give my opinion and review.

  3. loriweller
    Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Book!!!!!
    June 22, 2014
    loriweller
    Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Death by the Book was an enjoyable first book that I have read by this author. Although it is the second in a series,A Drew Farthering Mystery, it was certainly enjoyable being read alone. Drew is an amateur mystery solver and becomes involved in solving the murder of the family solicitor. The book reminds me of the old mystery novels with frequent twists and turns.You never really knowing who the killer is until the very end. I definitely will go back and read the first book and any further books this author writes.
    I recieved this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for a honest opinion.

  4. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Gentleman Detective, Murder Mystery and Romance
    June 15, 2014
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Julianna Deering in her new book, “Death By The Book” Book Two in the A Drew Farthering Mystery series published by Bethany House Publishers gives us another adventure with Drew Farthering.

    From the Back Cover: When The Village Of Farthering St. John Is Stunned By A Series Of Murders, Drew Farthering Is Drawn again Into The Sleuthing Game.

    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 his chest.

    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.

    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?

    Drew Farthering is back. And not a moment too soon. Yes, there is a sub-genre called Cozy Mysteries where there is an amateur sleuth and most of them are pretty good. However the gentleman detective set in the 1930′s around a village in England is hardly ever done. Thank God for Julianna Deering and her detective Drew Farthering. His solicitor has been murdered Drew is not sure the police have picked up the right person. “Death By The Book” progresses at a nice, steady pace as Drew sets off to find out who the murderer really is with the help of his friends before the body count rises. “Death By The Book” is a page-turner, action, suspense thriller. Drew and his friends lives are in deadly danger as they try to sort out the lies and deceptions and identify the killer before he kills them. Don’t start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down. I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in this excellent series.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  5. Victory Girl
    NW Washington
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Easy reading... for a murder mystery!
    May 27, 2014
    Victory Girl
    NW Washington
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    "Death by the Book" by Julianna Deering is the continuing saga of wealthy and handsome Drew Farthering. Another series of murders is happening in the small village of Farthering St. John, and "Detective" Drew is assisting local law enforcement in solving the mysterious hat-pin murders.

    This book is light (for a murder mystery) and I enjoyed the small and subtle ways the author allowed Drew to share his Christian beliefs. I also appreciated that I didn't guess who the murderer was until almost the end.

    This is a fabulous book for a sunny afternoon, sitting in the backyard, sipping a glass of iced tea. I'm looking forward to Drew and Madeline's wedding, but am thinking if Farthering St. John has yet another string of murders, there might not be any residents left! (Maybe there will be some sleuthing on the honeymoon???)

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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