Murder At The Mikado
A Drew Farthering Mystery book 3
by Julianna Deering
-From the back cover-
WHEN A CELEBRATED ACTOR IS FOUND MURDERED IN HIS DRESSING ROOM,
ALL SIGNS POINT TO DREW'S OLD FLAME.
BUT BEHIND THE CURTAINS NOTHING IS
WHAT IT SEEMS AND THIS QUICKLY BECOMES
HIS MOST PUZZLING CASE YET.
Just as Drew Farthering thinks his life has calmed down some, Fleur Landis, a former girlfriend, reappears, in dire need of his help. She's married now, no longer an actress-but the lead actor in her former troupe's production of The Mikado has been murdered, and Fleur is the police's number one suspect.
Drew would rather focus on his fiancée, Madeline Parker, and their upcoming wedding, but he can't leave Fleur and her family in the lurch-even if she did break his heart once. As Drew, Nick, and Madeline begin investigating, the discover more going on behind the scenes of the theater troupe than could ever have been imagined. It seems nearly everyone had a motive, and alibis are few and far between.
Both the murder case an the presence of the beautiful, exotic Fleur put a heavy strain on Drew and Madeline's relationship. Will their still-young romance survive the pressure?
Smashing good fun!
When I read the first book in the series I was hooked and I have been eagerly anticipating each of the succeeding books.
This Book earned a 4.5 Bark rating.
One of the things I like best about this series is the atmosphere. I love historical novels that sweep you away into that time period, ones that leave you totally immersed. Each of the books features a murder in a different setting and I have to say that I really enjoyed Murder At The Mikado's setting of a theater.
Another thing I have noticed is that Julianna Deering doesn't always shy away from difficult subjects. While they are never really forefront of the story, instead adding to the mystery, but they make the characters more real to the reader. Even the main characters aren't perfect, each has made and even still make mistakes, they have their own insecurities and fears. In short, they are flawed as people truly are.
Murder At The Mikado is a wonderful addition to a great series and I am secretly hoping that it will either be continued or possibly be a spin-off series with the same characters.
Don't miss any of the books in this wonderful Christian period-set mystery series!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Murder At The Mikado by Julianna Deering a 4 Bark rating.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2014)
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