Madeline was also wonderful, the point of view switched between both her and Drew, and it again, simply added to the book. Another murder or two only adds to the story. The plot kept throwing in more characters and side tangents and tangling everything up. . The time period and the references to Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers were fantastic,especially if you enjoy them. There were so many characters introduced that I had a hard time keeping up with who they were and how they related to the plot, if at all.
Nick was the quintessential humorous foil. Just because a book is listed on Bookshelves, does not mean it is available through the Review Team. Besides the thick dark hair and arresting gray eyes, besides the undeniably handsome face, there was something about Drew Farthering that was worth more than a second look. I loved the fact that many vintage authors and titles of their books were named and two of the main characters were vintage mystery fans. Comfortably upper class, he is a Gentleman to the core. Whether in print or on-screen, memorably portrayed by actors the like of David Suchet as the inimitable Poirot or Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple my personal favorite portrayal of the character , I've long devoured classic mysteries and the film versions remain some of my consistently favorite television.
The book is titled after a famous in the 1930's anyway mystery writer, Father Knox, who created ten rules for mystery writers e. I didn't particularly care about anything or anyone. The body he just discovered. I've fallen in love with Deering's Drew Farthering, a gentleman in every sense of the word. Madeline hurried up the stone steps to give her uncle a warm hug. First, especially in the beginning of the book, I was very disappointed in the moral character of the main characters. One stabbing is somewhat described, but the others are all just stated.
This book was enjoyable, but I had to get into it about halfway before I really got the characters set in my mind. Especially when that's a pretty low rating for me on a Christian book? Bookshelves is only one of many features at OnlineBookClub. A midnight-blue 1932 Rolls Royce slowed to a stop as it turned into the drive. Overview: Rules of Murder is a fun, breezy murder mystery set in the British 1930's. Imagine my delight when I found that Ms. The mystery was a bit confusing for me to follow at times and I'm not even sure why.
When a weekend party at Farthering Place is ruined by murder and the police seem flummoxed, Drew decides to look into the crime himself. Deering the best possible success! The leading characters are endearing and I enjoyed the banter between them very much. Mysteries usually aren't favorites with me because they tend to be much more plot- than character-driven. Summary Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling Mystery 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. Perhaps there was hope for the weekend after all. How ever do you drive these cars on the wrong side and everything? Drew hurried to the terrace railing and looked down over the front lawn.
The book is presented as Christian fiction but the religious aspects don't it any way overwhelm the story or feel preachy. Then, sadly, there were no more. Here Drew Fathering, the owner of a large estate where is mother and step-father live, returns home to a house full of guests and then murder. A dashing gentleman of a rich estate and grand house wants to solve not one but two murders, well actually three, no four. For example, the colloquialisms sound forced.
Devon, and soon the girls found themselves settled into a trio of rooms at the sunny south wing of the house. Think nothing of it, the redhead said with a grin. I was quite happy I ended up wrong, because it showed that she put in a lot of thought into the crafting of the story. Lincoln put a robe over his silk pajamas. Note: This is a slightly edited version of my original review, first posted in. Drew finds he and Madeline share a common interest in reading detective stories: Drew's current favourite author is Ronald Knox, a Roman Catholic priest who postulated Ten Commandments of Detective Fiction hence the title, Rules of Murder.
So good to have you. The body he just discovered. Got the free Kindle version of it. Such a dangerous way to go and not a helpful model. To some, I'm sure, they will seem silly and immature, but to me, they are delicious.
For this part it's five stars. I adored how truthful and honest its leading characters were with one another. This book is, at the risk of sounding dramatic, a bit of a dream come true for this mystery-lover. The manor house setting was great. Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling Mystery 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. Well partner wrap your reines around a hitching post and get ready to be entertained by a Agatha Christie caliber who-done-it! Whether its Agatha Christie, Sherlock or Sue Grafton, mysteries provide the opportunity to use my investigation skills I like to pretend I have.
Drew and Nick love a good mystery and decide to try their hand at following the clues. 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. The characters are likeable, from start to finish. Such a bang-up start to a debut series. Though, not on Madaline's part. A glossary or even footnotes would have made for an easier read. 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.