Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Death by the Book

GIVEAWAY

DEERING, JULIANNA
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?


My Review:

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.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Death by the Book please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 16 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

24 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try out this series. I've seen it compared to Sherlock Holmes and Downtown Abbey, and now Hardy Boys, It just makes me want to read it more! ;)

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

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    1. It's sooooo much fun to read. Very British! And I can see the Downton Abbey comparison for sure. Good luck!

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  2. I'm pretty sure I have a copy of Rules of Murder in my TBR stack, another one I need to get around to reading soon!

    pattymy2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's a great read, Patty and then you'll be ready for this one. Good luck!

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  3. I loved the first book and really want this one! In my mind, I picture Drew as a young Cary Grant. Thanks for the giveaway!

    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    1. Oooh, like the way you picture Drew. Thanks for the visual. Good luck Lis.

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  4. Sounds like a fun book to read. I love the idea of a mystery with some light romance mixed in~
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's a great combination for sure. Good luck rubynreba.

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  5. I loved Rules of Murder with its English cozy mystery style. I'd be delighted to win Death by the Book to continue reading this series.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Deering has a pretty unique style, doesn't she? Good luck Pam.

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  6. I am intrigued and would love to read more. Thank you, Kav, for the great job you do and for the opportunity to be a winner.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Melanie. Good luck.

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  7. Count me in, Kav! Thanks!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted Cheryl. Good luck!

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  8. This sounds like a fun series! I will have to add it to the TBR list. Thank you for sharing your great review and giveaway!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's definitely a fun read. And the mystery is a puzzler. Good luck Britney.

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  9. I LOVED the first book and am anxious to read this one!
    bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I love a good mystery! truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. This is the one for then Eliza. Good luck!

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  11. We have the first book in this series in the Church Library. I would love to win the second one to make the series complete.
    Thanks!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Sounds like a great book
    God bless u
    ChrisG
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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