Saturday, April 19, 2014

Death by the Book Review

Drew Farthering wanted nothing more than to end the summer of 1932 with the announcement of his engagement. Instead, he finds himself caught up in another mysterious case when the family solicitor is found murdered, an antique hatpin with a cryptic message, Advice to Jack, piercing his chest.

Evidence of secret meetings and a young girl's tearful confession point to the victim's double life, but what does the solicitor's murder have to do with the murder of a physician on the local golf course? Nothing, it would seem--except for another puzzling note, affixed with a similar-looking bloodied hatpin.

Soon the police make an arrest in connection with the murders, but Drew isn't at all certain they have the right suspect in custody. And why does his investigation seem to be drawing him closer and closer to home?

Death by the Book by Julianna Deering is the second book in the Drew Farthering series. I really enjoyed the first book, Rules of Murder and couldn't wait to read this one. I wasn't as thrilled with Death by the Book as I was with Rules of Murder but I did like it a lot. I wasn't that impressed with the ending but I think overall that if you enjoyed the first book in the Drew Farthering series you'll also enjoy Death by the Book. What I loved most was the return of the same fun banter between the characters that was present in the first book.

4 out of 5. This Afternoon Snack was pleasant to munch on.

I got a free review copy of Death by the Book from Bethany House Publishers in return for my honest review.

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