From the back of the book:
Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield, hoping for a relaxing holiday with his wife, Madeline, and friend Nick. But death meets him once again when Lord Rainsby, their host at Thorburn Hall, is killed in a suspicious riding accident--only days after confiding in Drew his fears that his business partner was embezzling funds.
Thorburn Hall is filled with guests, and as Drew continues to dig, he realizes that each appears to have dark motives for wanting Rainsby out of the way. Together with Madeline and Nick, he must sort through shady business dealings, international intrigue, and family tensions to find a killer who always seems to be one step ahead.
Thoughts on Julianna Deering:
Julianna Deering is an amazing writer who keeps you on your toes, who challenges your thinking and problem solving, who writes such developed characters that pull you into a storyline. I sometimes imagine her sitting at her computer thinking "How can I stump my readers now?" She has a heart of gold and her faith speaks for itself throughout the pages of the mysteries.
My thoughts on Death at Thorburn Hall:
I was happy and pleased to see that she brought Carrie and Nick back into the picture because I love when all four of them are involved in the mystery. This particular book takes place at the British Open (which is like the masters in Augusta, Georgia). I do not know about you guys but I have never really been thrilled by the sport of Golf. Julianna Deering makes the sport bearable by adding murder, intrigue and romance to the game.
As soon as I read the character of Lord Rainsby, I had several ideas who could play him but really only one stuck seeing as he needed to be old enough and well-distingished. Julianna Deering has me stumped at this current moment seeing as I am not yet done with the book. I think out of all the Farthering series, I have only partially got one right. I don't mind but that is because I adore the characters, the romance, the adventures and just the overall fun.
If you love mysteries and not knowing who it is....having to really think and put the pieces together....You willl LOVE Julianna Deering. She is one who doesn't disappoint.
I just have to say I will be heart broken when the series actually ends. I hope its not for another many many years. I often wonder if she uses inspiration from Sherlock Holmes, from Agatha Christie, Castle and many other crime shows.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 because I can tell its going to be an amazing story.
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Here is who I can see playing the characters:
Lady Louisa Rainsby
Until next time,
The Traveling Gypsy