Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering

The Book:
337 pages

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.

The Review:
Julianna Deering captures your attention to send you on the search of a lifetime. Drew Farthering and Madeline Parker embark on a life-changing mission. To unveil a murderer even as the next victim falls. Their search leads them down a path which is not only mysterious but dangerous. And soon, the truth becomes obscure in Farthering Place.
Rules of Murder is a true page-turner. As a mystery of grand proportion, its twists and turns kept me on my toes. From shot to slice, Ms. Deering orchestrated each murder, and the mystery deepened.
Except for a slow period in the beginning, the plot of the book moved at a fast clip and was a pleasant read. I would recommend Rules of Murder to mystery readers everywhere. I give it four stars.
This book is Book One in the Drew Farthering Mystery Series

The Author:

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 and estate planning. She lives outside Dallas, Texas, where she loves to quilt, cross-stitch, and watch hockey. Learn more at

Rules of Murder: A Drew Farthering Mystery Book
Copyright 2013 DeAnna Julie Dodson


  1. Thank you! I'm so glad you liked the book. Book Two, Death by the Book, is due out in March. :)

  2. I can't wait to read it! And I'm not a mystery reader. Who knows? You may have me hooked. LOL

  3. I really enjoyed this as well. Will certainly be looking forward to the next in the series!

  4. I really enjoyed this as well. Will certainly be looking forward to the next in the series!

  5. I have a hard time reading some articles, mostly because they're dull. You have written an article that I find fascinating and I am glad I read it. I hope you have plans to continue.


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