When Drew and Madeleine Farthering attend a Regency-themed party at the estate of Drew’s former school chum, Talbot Cummins, they hope for a vacation from amateur sleuthing. Instead, they find murder. Once again, Drew puts his skills to work to find the culprit, but this case hits too close to home and causes him to doubt himself – and his motives.
In Dressed for Death, Julianna Deering returns us to 1930s England for another Agatha Christie-esque mystery in her Drew Farthering series. Plenty of twists and turns and clues will keep the mystery-lover guessing, and Drew and Madeleine are a delightful sleuthing couple, both clever and romantic. But my favorite aspect of the novel was the look at the human cost. Drew’s misgivings and concerns give the hero depth and compassion, and the resolution of the issue reminds us of the importance of using the talents God has given us. I appreciated this on so many levels.