Rules of Murder
Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling MysteryDrew 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... show more
Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling MysteryDrew 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.
Publish date: August 2013
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Christian Fiction
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Drew Farthering Mystery (#1)
I was so sure I had one part of the mystery figured out. So sure. Yeah, well, that didn't turn out as expected. So it was a really tricky mystery, and good writing, but I wasn't entirely sold on some other things. Namely, Drew and Madeline. It was pretty much insta!love, [spoiler] considering that h...
On Amazon (and presumably elsewhere), this book is hyped as: "Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling Mystery" I was looking for a new audiobook and picked this one because I enjoy 1930s Golden Era mysteries, and Simon Vance is an excellent audiobook reader. It had its moments, but...
Drew Fathering has returned home to the family estate in Hampshire, England, and finds his mother and stepfather are hosting a house party, and the ‘odious David Lincoln’ has been given his room. But other guests are more pleasant, particularly Miss Madeline Parker, his stepfather’s attractive Ameri...
The author is obviously a fan of Dorothy Sayers as the protagonist is modeled after Lord Peter Wimsey. But a number of problems arise early on in this whodunit. First we are introduced to so many people in the first chapter it’s hard to keep track of the players without a scorecard. You can tell who...