Thursday, April 24, 2014

Death by the Book

I received a copy of Death by the Book by Julianna Deering from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When the family lawyer is murdered and discovered with an unusual clue, can Drew and Madeline solve the case before the hatpin murderer strikes again?
When the village of Farthering St. John is stunned by a series of murders, Drew Farhtering is drawn again into the sleuthing game.
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?
This book was a little hard for me to follow at times because it's based in England.  There were a lot of English slang terms that I didn't get.  I was completely caught off guard by the ending.

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