I grew up feeding my love of mystery with Hercule Poirot and Lord Peter Wimsey. Finally, someone writing that same quality of mystery!
setting is the 1930s England. A murder is uncovered and Drew
Farthering, the heir of the family fortune, sets out to discover the
murderer. His friend Nick, son of the butler, and newly arrived from
America and potential girlfriend, Madeline, help him investigate.
really liked this novel. It is not your modern mystery. It is in the
style of classic mystery writers of nearly a century ago. The setting
is a country estate near a small village. Drew now owns the estate
and lives there with his mother and father-in-law. Drew is drawn to
solving the mystery when man is found murdered in the manor
dialog is snappy and interspersed with bits of humor. The characters
are well developed and lovable. Drew is sort of a bumbling detective
and gets drawn off course by red herrings. He faces his nominal
faith near the end of the book and embraces a new dedication to it.
I really liked the book. For lovers of classic mysteries, this is a
refreshing debut to a new series. Deering's entrance into the mystery
genre is a success.
Deering is the pen name of multi-published author DeAnna Julie
Dodson. She lives north of Dallas. To learn more, visit
House Publishers, 336 pages.
received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for
the purpose of this review.