August 4, 2013

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering (Drew Farthing Mystery #1)

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Rules of Murder
By: Julianna Deering
ISBN: 9780764210952
Published: August 2013
Type: Trade Paperback
5 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: 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. When a weekend party at Farthering Place is ruined by murder and the police seem flummoxed, Drew decides to look into the crime himself. With the help of his best friend, Nick Dennison, an avid mystery reader, and Madeline Parker, a beautiful and whip-smart American debutante staying as a guest, the three try to solve the mystery as a lark, using the methods from their favorite novels.
Soon, financial irregularities at Drew’s stepfather’s company come to light and it’s clear that all who remain at Farthering Place could be in danger. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer–and trying harder to impress Madeline–Drew must decide how far to take this game.

My review: Do you like a good mystery set in the English Countryside? Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Well if you do then I suggest you head out and pick this book up as you will fall in love with it. This is the first book in the new Drew Farthing mystery series. I for one am looking forward to more in this series. Drew comes home for a weekend party and stumbles upon a murder. With the help of his friend Nick and an American named Madeline they set out to solve this murder by using the things Drew has read about in his beloved mystery books. There are many twists and turns in this book before the crime actually gets solved and that is one thing that I think makes a good mystery. In this book you will never know who the next suspect or victim might be. This was a new author to me and I am glad I took the chance on reading it. 

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