Friday, August 16, 2013

CFBA Tour | Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Rules of Murder
by
Julianna Deering



Rules of Murder
by Julianna Deering
Christian Fiction / Mystery
Available August 2013
Bethany House
336 pages

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About the Book
Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling Mystery

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 Thoughts
I started off really liking this book but it has since slowed down tremendously. Several reviews have said that it picks up midway through and continues to build to the end. I'm just having a hard time getting back into it. (I'm 38% finished at this point.) I'll withhold the rest of my comments until I finish the book and will update my review when I do.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House via CFBA in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Julianna Deering has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen or the stage. This, along with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgiveness and triumph over adversity. A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas with three spoiled cats and, when not writing, spends her free time quilting, cross stitching and watching NHL hockey. Her new series of Drew Farthering mysteries set in 1930s England debuts with Rules of Murder (Bethany House, 2013) and will be followed by Death by the Book (Bethany House, 2014).

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