Friday, August 22, 2014

Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering (Drew Farthering Mystery #3)

Oh Me! The part I'm most upset with myself over is that I missed the second book in this series! These books are simply delightful! Drew and his fiancee, Madeline, would like to focus on their wedding. However, there has been a murder. Shady going-on-s with the theater seem to mean more than just an easy cut and dry case. To make matters complicated, Drew's old flame is back in his life in a way he never imagined. she is the prime candidate for having killed this guy and now she has to have Drew's help. Will this also "kill" his love and thwart his potential wedding? 
 Are you able to figure out who did it before it is too late? Will Drew be able to do that? 
 I love this series! I can't wait to be able to get book 2 because Deering is not so completely predictable that I get weary reading. Just the opposite, I thoroughly enjoy her work. The humor as well as tackling larger issues. I hope there will be a 4th book to this series.


When a celebrated ACTOR IS FOUND MURDERED IN HIS DRESSING ROOM, all signs point to Drew's old flame. But behind the curtains nothing is what it seems and this quickly becomes hisMOST puzzling case YET.

Just as Drew Farthering thinks his life has calmed down some, Fleur Landis, a former girlfriend, reappears, in dire need of his help. She's married now, no longer an actress--but the lead actor in her former troupe's production of The Mikado has been murdered, and Fleur is the police's number one suspect.

Drew would rather focus on his fiancée, Madeline Parker, and their upcoming wedding, but he can't leave Fleur and her family in the lurch--even if she did break his heart once. As Drew, Nick, and Madeline begin investigating, they discover more going on behind the scenes of the theater troupe than could ever have been imagined. It seems nearly everyone had a motive, and alibis are few and far between.

Both the murder case and the presence of the beautiful, exotic Fleur put a heavy strain on Drew and Madeline's relationship. Will their still-young romance survive the pressure?

"Deering gives us an enchanting mystery set around an England country estate in the 1930s...Rules of Murder is a wonderful, inspirational novel for those of you who love a good murder mystery."--Fresh Fiction
  1. Julianna Deering
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    Julianna Deering

    Julianna Deering has always loved British history and literature and is particularly a fan of the classic mysteries written by Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas and now works for an attorney specializing in wills...
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Old and new fans will enjoy the Agatha Christie-esque feel of the story, which is brimming with intrigue, romantic angst and mystery.

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