There’s three things I know will happen every time I pick up a Drew Farthering Mystery:
1. I’ll be thoroughly entertained.
2. I’ll want to go immediately to England.
3. I’ll keep guessing who did it until the end.
I can always depend on a good ol fashion mystery to keep me so intrigued!
When a celebrated Actor Is Found Murdered In His Dressing Room, all signs point to Drew’s old flame. But behind the curtains nothing is what it seems and this quickly becomes his Most puzzling case Yet.
Just as Drew Farthering thinks his life has calmed down some, Fleur Landis, a former girlfriend, reappears, in dire need of his help. She’s married now, no longer an actress–but the lead actor in her former troupe’s production of The Mikado has been murdered, and Fleur is the police’s number one suspect.
Drew would rather focus on his fiance, Madeline Parker, and their upcoming wedding, but he can’t leave Fleur and her family in the lurch–even if she did break his heart once. As Drew, Nick, and Madeline begin investigating, they discover more going on behind the scenes of the theater troupe than could ever have been imagined. It seems nearly everyone had a motive, and alibis are few and far between.
Both the murder case and the presence of the beautiful, exotic Fleur put a heavy strain on Drew and Madeline’s relationship. Will their still-young romance survive the pressure?
One of the things I really enjoy about Deering’s novels is how they take you back into time with such wonderful writing style and descriptions. I love being so engaged in a novel and each mystery does that!
Once again, I love Drew. His character, his detective antics and his charm. While there is the some romance in the book, I like these books even more because that isn’t the focus. Finding a killer is! I feel like readers didn’t hear much from Madeline in book two (in comparison to the first book), but we do see much more of her involvement in investigating in this book. I wasn’t her biggest fan in this book, but nothing to make a reader angry or anything like that. Also, I still love Nick. 🙂
I loved the setting for this story – it might even be my favorite of the three. An intriguing and beautiful woman, a troupe of actors, disappearances and not knowing whether people are acting or telling the truth. And it’s all up to Drew and crew to figure things out.
If you enjoy the mystery genre at all, then PLEASE check these out! They are simply fabulous. I do hope there’s more Mr. Farthering mysteries in the future! Although I have to warn you, if you’re a fan of all things British, this will only make it worse.
Have you encountered Drew or any other really good mysteries? I’d love to hear your recommendations!
(Thank you to Bethany House for the copy in exchange for my honest review)