Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering – Fan Favorite (Sleuth-er!) Fathering and Co. Return
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…
As more suspicious happenings occur, Drew – along with his pal Nick, begins to piece
together the puzzling clues.
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.
‘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!
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.
book (sincere apologies to the publisher and author for the review publication delay); all opinions are my own