Sunday, November 26, 2017

Death At Thorburn Hall, A Drew Farthering Mystery #6 by Juliana Deering

Book description:

Investigating a suspicious accident leads Drew on a path that points to international intrigue and ever-growing danger

Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield, hoping for a relaxing holiday with his wife, Madeline, and friend Nick. But death meets him once again when Lord Rainsby, their host at Thorburn Hall, is killed in a suspicious riding accident--only days after confiding in Drew his fears that his business partner was embezzling funds.

Thorburn Hall is filled with guests, and as Drew continues to dig, he realizes that each appears to have dark motives for wanting Rainsby out of the way. Together with Madeline and Nick, he must sort through shady business dealings, international intrigue, and family tensions to find a killer who always seems to be one step ahead.

My review:

  Every time I think this series is done, the author comes out with another book. That is not a complaint, as I have enjoyed every book in this series. This series is set in England in the 1930's and centers around Drew Farthering, a wealthy young man who has a habit of falling in the middle of a good mystery. He has been married for a few books now, and drags his wife and best friend/attendant Nick with him.

 This book actually takes place in Scotland. The author always writes a great mystery with a lot of drama and suspense, and this book was no different. There were quite a few suspects, and I never did figure out who the guilty party was until it was revealed in the book. Along with the mystery, this book also centered more on Nick's romance with his American girlfriend who is visiting. I won't give anything away there, except to say that went the way I hoped it would.

 With six books in the series and it being a few years since I have read some of them, it is hard to pick a favorite. Each does seem better than the one it follows, but maybe it just seems that way. I will say the author has done it again, and written a great suspense novel true to  the time period, and has again brought back her great likable characters of Drew, Nick, and the others.

 The books definitely should be read in order.

I was given a copy of  this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Julianna Deering is the creator of the acclaimed Drew Farthering Mystery series. She has always loved British history and is a particular fan of the writings of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in business administration and spent several years as a Certified Public Accountant. She lives outside Dallas, Texas. For more information visit

Death At Thorburn Hall and the rest of the books in the series is available from Bethany House Publishers, part of the Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Bethany House for the review copy.