Dressed for Death

Dressed for Death

A Drew Farthering Mystery

Book - 2016
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While attending a Regency costume party, Drew and Madeline Farthering are immersed in a new case when the fiance of a friend dies mysteriously at the event. Drew's friend insists she was murdered. In the face of a shocking revelation and arrest, Drew begins to doubt his own abilities and finds he is unprepared for the dangerous secrets he uncovers.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780764214110
076421411X
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 22 cm.

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LadySade
Aug 08, 2016

Deering’s ‘dressed for death’ promised to deliver a sensational plot of the “who-dun it”- reminiscent of the great Agatha Christie’s works.
The 1930’s setting was perfect, and the glamorous regency theme even better. The characters were appropriate with ladies, gentlemen, valets, and of course Scotland yard.
I enjoyed the story well enough, it had a pleasing amount of suspense although I admit it was still wanting. Perhaps it is because I have exposed myself to many mysteries that I was able to figure out, early on, who the deluded suspect was. Anyway, this did not prevent me from enjoying this book. There is something actually pleasing about knowing “who-dun-it” before the book is over, and being able to enthusiastically declare “I KNEW IT!!!!”
It was a noble effort by the author, and although I wish I was more pleased, I look forward to reading other works by her.

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LadySade
Aug 08, 2016

pg. 303
"Don’t let anyone despise the gifts you’ve been given, and don’t you do so , either. They may not fit anyone else’s idea of a calling, but the world has all sorts of needs, and God has provided for each of them to be filled, if we all do our part. It would be a shame if your part were left undone”.

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