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Detective Drew Fathering and his wife Madeline go on vacation in Scotland. They find it strange when their host Lord Rainsby, an accomplished horseman, dies during a riding accident. Lord Rainsby’s business partner begins to act suspicious. As they search for a murderer, they uncover Nazi spy involvement leaving national security in danger. Not the enjoyable vacation they originally had planned.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Drew Farthering Mystery
Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield hoping for a relaxing vacation, but he soon finds a mystery on his hands. Lord Rainsby, his host at Thorburn Hall, fears his business partner may be embezzling and asks Drew to quietly investigate. Before Drew can uncover anything, Rainsby is killed in a suspicious riding accident.
Thorburn Hall is filled with guests, and as Drew continues to dig, he realizes that each might have had a motive. Together with Madeline and Nick, he must sort through shady business dealings, international intrigue, and family tensions to find a killer who always seems to be one step ahead.
beckieAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Farthering mysteryFebruary 2, 2018beckieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0"Death at Thorburn Hall" is the 6th in the Farthering Mystery series by Julian Deering. In Thorburn Hall, Drew and Madeline Farthering go to Scotland to the European Open. They stay with a distant cousin of Drew's along with the Pike's, friends of the Rainsbys; and Nick and his girlfriend Carrie. While at the Open, Lord Rainsby is murdered. One by one, people connected to the Rainsbys turn up dead. Drew and Madeline are on pursuit of the mystery to discover the killer.
I really like this series of books. I've read them all. They take place pre-world war II and in a much higher society than most people are used to. I like how they are always saying things like "my good man" and "I'm not altogether certain," things that seem kinda classy. This book worms two mysteries together which makes for a harder case. Good book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House Publishers.
ASC Book ReviewsNMAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A good read!January 25, 2018ASC Book ReviewsNMAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I really enjoyed this Drew Farthering mystery, it being the second I've read in the series. Though I did find it's pace a little slower in the beginning, and I was a little sad at who ends up being the baddie. I really liked the person and didn't want them to be the baddie! There was also a touch of confusion as I was reading along. I thought at first I had missed something when a clue was brought up, but as I went back and searched through what I had read before I couldn't find any pre-mention of the clue. :/ I did enjoy all of the characters though and I LOVE that Nick and Carrie are included in the cast! Plus I absolutely love Drew and Madeline! We also learn even more about Drew's past! And top all of that with a Scottish setting! Reading these later books leaves me chomping at the bit to read the ones before it, and also leaves me longing for more! I hope to see Drew, Madeline, and their friends and relatives again in more books soon! ;)
Songs: "Whom Shall I Fear" by Chris Tomlin, "Amazing Grace"
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
*I requested and received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Death at Thorburn Hall. ~ASC
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Just when I thought the Drew Farthering Mystery series couldn't get any better -- it does!January 23, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just when I thought the Drew Farthering Mystery series couldn't get any better -- it does! Drew and Madeline are in fine form as they battle an intrepid killer and some surprising political intrigue -- this is Britain just years before World War II after all. As always the romance between Drew and Madeline makes me giddy and loyal friend Nick finally gets his chance in a secondary love story. Nothing like giving this reader exactly what she wants! The mystery is twisty, turny with plenty of unexpected bumps along the way and just the right dose of humour to lighten even the most tense scenes. Fans of BBC period mystery series will adore Drew Farthering and I think we all need to start up a petition to get them to turn these books (six to date) into their next blockbuster success.
debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Death at Thorburn Hall ~ Julianna DeeringJanuary 17, 2018debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5As another mystery in the Drew Farthering Mystery series regulars in the series, Drew, Madeline, Carrie, and Nick. This book takes place in Scotland and has just as much drama, mystery, and enjoyment reading as usual. I enjoyed this one, as we go back into time and are lead to a story that has many twist and turns until the end.
I would recommend this to those that want a great read that is a page turner until the end. It is a book from a series, but can be read as a stand alone. This can be read for any age as it is a lighthearted mystery that will keep you wondering until the end. I really like going to another country and going back into time with this family.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Bethany House. 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Death at Thorburn HallJanuary 11, 2018MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5These Drew Farthering mysteries just keep getting better. Having read all of them, it is fun to see in what intrigue Drew and his wife Madeline are involved and to find out if Nick has made progress in his relationship with Madeline's friend, Carrie. In this book, they are guests in Scotland of Drew's relatives, Lord and Lady Rainsby and their daughter, Joan, along with several other house guests. It is not long before Lord Rainsby is thrown from his horse and killed. What at first looks like an accident is discovered not to be. As more murders occur, Drew tries to puzzle out how they are related and who is the culprit. There are several twists and turns in this mystery, including some intrigue unrelated to the murders. There is also a revelation near the end of the book, concerning Drew, that I didn't see coming. Death at Thorburn Hall is quite an entertaining cozy mystery. I'm looking forward to more escapades with Drew, Madeline, Nick, and Carrie. As with most cozy mystery series, it is fun to read the ongoing story but if you pick up one without reading the previous ones, you won't be lost.