DEATH BY THE BOOK
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?
Hardy Boys Meet Sherlock Holmes in 1930s. Campy and fun -- full of droll wit and intrepid mystery along with a light romance. Following the clues and trying to solve the case before Drew does kept me on my toes. And a few unexpected twists and turns made sure I was just as surprised as poor Drew! Great sequel to the first book in the series, Rules of Murder. Death by the Book reads well as a standalone, though it does refer briefly to the previous mystery. I think the books read best in order.
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