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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering



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Introducing Drew Farthering From The Tip of his black Homburg to the crease in his stylish cheviot trousers, he's the epitome of a stylish 1930s English gentleman. His only problem? The body he just discovered.

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.

With the help of beautiful and whip-smart Madeline Parker, a guest from America, Drew proposes to use the lessons he's learned reading his mysteries to solve the crime. Before long, he realizes this is no lark, and no one at Farthering Place is who he or she appears to be--not the butler nor blackmailer, the chauffeur nor embezzler. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer--and trying harder to impress Madeline--Drew must decide how far to take this dangerous game.

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering was an interesting and intriguing novel that was filled with mystery and suspense. The storyline was exciting and had a good mix of romance, grief, and unexpected twists. The narration was third person, but alternated from being from the perspective of Drew and Madeline, which allowed the reader to have an idea of what each was thinking and feeling. The characters were interesting with endearing quirks in their personalities. They were fairly well developed, but I did sometimes have trouble believing the romance between Drew and Madeline since they hardly knew each other and barely spend any time together before this mystery. Overall, however, the novel was an enjoyable mystery that was spell binding but still easy to read. 

I received this novel for free from Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. 

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