Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering – Fan Favorite (Sleuth-er!) Fathering and Co. Return

January 20, 2018
Book: Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering – Favorite
Fathering and Co. Return

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Author: Julianna Deering
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
Genre: Fiction; Historical Fiction
Source: Publisher provided – thank you!
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Rating: ★★★★★

Happily settled into their life as
marrieds, Drew Farthering and American wife, Madeline, are enjoying a vacation.
An invitation issued to the couple by Drew’s distant cousin, Lady Louisa. Along
with rest and relaxation, they are also in Scotland for the British Open. But
time on the links is not exactly what they find…

Instead, as he is wont to do, Drew is drawn into another mystery following an unexpected death when their host falls victim to an apparent riding accident.
As more suspicious happenings occur, Drew – along with his pal Nick, begins to piece
together the puzzling clues.

As is always the case with any book that has this author’s
name on its retro cover, Death at Thorburn Hall
is full of good things, people, places and simply put, good fun. I will admit I’m a little fuzzy over the opening, and
early pages of the book, which in no way reflects on the storytelling or the
plot. Instead, this is attributed to the “distracted reader” syndrome.
(Something I 100% know I was while reading this.) Because of this, I feel as if
this will be a novel that deserves a re-read, but given the fact that I
sincerely enjoyed the book so very much, waiting to share about it simply
wasn’t an option.
Like each book (this one makes the sixth in total) before it,
‘Thorburn Hall’ is wonderful. From the characters to the settings (the experience takes us to Scotland for this go-round!), everything is perfection. With each book, I’ve
come to love Drew and Madeline as a couple a little bit more. These books are quick reads, fun
and reminiscent of so many story mediums I adore most. Reading this reminded me
all the more acutely of the fact that I’ve yet to read Murder on the Moor (book five), and I relish the chance to have
another adventure with these characters – even if it will be going backward!
The usual shenanigans are gotten up to which pairs with the
usual list of suspects that stack up. There are some nice resolutions that
those of us who’ve been with the series since book one will appreciate. Then
there is the sweet flirty banter between Drew and Madeleine. Pulling from wonderful TV series like Grantchester or
Miss Fischer’s Murder Mysteries, this 1930s historical series is smart and enormously entertaining. The “voice” is perfection and the characters are 100% comfortable in this world. In short, it’s a series
historical aficionados won’t want to miss.
Synopsis: Drew Farthering finds a new mystery on his hands when he arrives at Thorburn Hall in Scotland for the 1935 British Open. His host, Lord Rainsby, asks Drew to investigate a suspected embezzler–then dies in a suspicious accident the next day. However, the house is full of guests with potential motives. Can Drew discover the killer among them? – Goodreads
Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this
book (sincere apologies to the publisher and author for the review publication delay); all opinions are my own


  • Paula

    January 21, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I am sooo looking forward to this one. I immensely enjoy Drew, Madeline, Nick and the rest of the crew! Thanks for keeping this in the forefront!

    1. Rissi

      January 27, 2018 at 3:56 am

      It's SO good, Paula. But then I always enjoy these books. Enjoy!! :)

  • Tressa S

    January 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I love this series, but am so behind. I really need to catch up!

    1. Rissi

      January 27, 2018 at 3:59 am

      I haven't read the fifth book yet, Tressa… but it's definitely on that toppling TBR! :)

  • Brittaney

    January 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    As a fan of the Drew Farthering series, you should also check out the Amory Ames series by Ashley Weaver. Rachel McMillan raved about it. After reading the first book, I'm hooked!

    1. Rissi

      January 27, 2018 at 4:02 am

      Ahh! AWESOME!! I love new book recommendations. Thank you, Brittaney – and we all know when Rachel raves about a book, it's worth taking a second look at. :)

  • Verushka Byrow

    February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I am loving this cover! This was a great into to the series — I neee3d to find this!

    1. Rissi

      February 6, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      This cover is gorgeous as is the story inside! Hope you enjoy if you read this one, Verushka. :)

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