Fiction Friday: Dressed for Death

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Today I wanted to tell you about the latest book by one of my favorite mystery writers Julianna Deering. Dressed for Death is the perfect continuation of her Drew Farthering Mysteries. Be sure to read to the end because I loved this book so much I’m giving away a copy. You don’t want to miss your chance to read this book.

Dressed for Death

Dressed for Death is perfect for readers who love England during the 1930s and love a good Agatha Christie plot twister, page turner. Drew and Madeline are happily married newlyweds joining a week long character party where everyone is expected to dress in Spencer era attire. What is supposed to be a fun week quickly spirals into a race to find a killer. Secrets are revealed and deaths added all as Drew wrestles with whether he should play a private detective at all.

I think that is an internal struggle many of us can relate to — am I really supposed to be doing what I am? Or have I let myself get side-tracked from a true calling? Doubts can assail all of us, but the stakes will rarely be so high.

I’m a fan of this series and I wondered how Dressed for Death would feel after the romantic tension is gone with Drew and Madeline married. I needn’t have worried. A new romance comes into play, and there’s the real interplay of a newly married couple to add to the fun and tension.

I highly recommend Dressed for Death (and the rest in the series for those who adore a good, old-fashioned mystery and 1930s England. These books are a treat!

A Regency-Era Costume Party Should Have Been an Amusing Diversion, But it Seems Wherever Drew Farthering Goes, Mystery–and Murder–Are on the Guest List

Drew and Madeline Farthering arrive at a Regency-era house party at Winteroak House, excited to be reunited with old friends, including Drew’s former Oxford classmate Talbot Cummins. Tal is there with his fiancée, Alice Henley, and though many present seem worried about the couple, nobody is prepared when Alice dies from an apparent overdose. Tal refuses to believe she’d taken the drugs intentionally, and a dark question arises of whether the death is an accident or murder.

The police have their own information though, and Drew is shocked when they arrest someone he’s trusted and admired since his childhood–someone who’s been smuggling drugs into the country for years. Stunned by what has happened, Tal begs Drew to get to the bottom of everything, but Drew has never felt more unsettled. Questioning his own ability to see people as they really are, Drew doesn’t know whom to trust, and he’s not ready for the secrets he’s about to uncover–or the danger he’ll bring down on everyone he holds dear.


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  1. I didn’t watch Downton Abbey. However, I have read the first three Drew Farthering novels and really liked them. I’d love to win this next book, Dressed for Death. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Season two might be my favorite, where the characters start showing change. Mary and Edith are not quite so vile to each other, I learned that I could pity Thomas instead of despise him . . . plus I love all the historical details packed into it, what with the war and Spanish flu.

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