Saturday, March 01, 2014

Review: Death by the Book

Death by the Book by Julianna Deering is the second book in the Drew Farthering series. This was another great mystery done in the style of Agatha Christie and just as hard to unravel. I love the protagonist done in the style of The Thin Man movies. He's the perfect balance of gentility, humor, and smarts, and his girlfriend is the perfect match for him. I can't wait for another mystery from this author!

Drew Farthering and Madeline Parker have settled down from their traumatic experiences a couple of months ago when suddenly Ruth Parker barges in determined to bring her niece home. Drew tries to win her over to his side to no avail, and when he gets embroiled in another mystery it's another strike against him according to Aunt Ruth. Each murder seems unrelated, but each one has a phrase from Shakespeare attached to the victim making it clear it's from one killer.

As Drew follows leads to solve the mystery, he also tries to win Aunt Ruth over as well as convince Madeline to marry him. But as the murders come closer and closer to him and his home, Drew races to figure out the riddle before it harms him and those he loves in the process. Who could be orchestrating such a path of destruction?

I really enjoyed this book! There's just something about this story and the characters that captivate you and feels so homey at the same time. This is one of my favorite mystery series, and I can't wait to read more!! Keep them coming Julianna Deering!

I was given this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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