Death at Thorburn Hall (Drew Farthering Mystery #6) by Julianna Deering

Death at Thorburn Hall (Drew Farthering Mystery #6)

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?

Details Death at Thorburn Hall (Drew Farthering Mystery #6)

TitleDeath at Thorburn Hall (Drew Farthering Mystery #6)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Christian, Fiction, Historical Mystery, Christian Fiction

Reviews Death at Thorburn Hall (Drew Farthering Mystery #6)

  • Hannah
    4.5 starsAn excellent Golden-Age style mystery. There's a subtle beginning, and then Bam! A murder. I love the vintage 1930s flavor to it, and the way it feels as though it could have actually been written in that time period. I jumped into this one without having read any of the previous books and truly enjoyed getting to know Drew and Madeline and their friends. I own the first three books but haven't gotten around to reading them, so I definit...
  • Cara Putman
    There is something about these novels that always makes me think of the Thin Man movies, but Death at Thorburn Hall did even more so. There's a sweet development in a romance, and Drew and Madeline are as sweet and cute as ever, so like Nick and Nora. This time Drew and Madeline are off with Nick and Carrie to enjoy the 1935 British Open. You know if they're going to be there a murder won't be far behind. Unfortunately, one soon happens, followed...
  • Joan
    Reading the Farthering mysteries has been a delight. I grew up reading Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Ngaio Marsh so these novels by Deering are ones I thoroughly enjoy. I like Drew Farthering. He's an amateur detective whom none of the officials want to have around interfering with their investigation. I am getting to like his wife more and more. She's a good sidekick for him, someone with whom he can discuss his theories. The repartee betw...
  • Rachael
    This was the perfect final book to the series, where all those little things--like Nick and Carrie's relationship and a certain mystery I had completely forgotten about--are finally resolved. I loved the sense of the international scene in this one--not so much the golfing (a very minor part of the story, anyway), but how people are keeping an eye on eastern Europe and the new regime growing in Germany, and how it is a controversial topic and gro...
  • Rebecca
    "How one is to predict accidental happenings, I cannot say, . . . . . . . but I will do the best I can." It's no accident after all. While visiting a distant cousin and her husband at Thorburn Hall in Scotland, with plans to attend the British Open, Drew and Madeline Farthering are appalled when their host is killed during a riding accident on the estate. Lord Rainsby was an accomplished horseman, which made the incident all that more suspicious....
  • Claudia
    I am coming into this series at book six, but it made for a great stand-alone read. I am looking forward to going back and catching up on the previous escapades of Drew and Madeline Farthering and Nick Dennison. My husband and I are fans of several BBC mystery series, and I could absolutely see a series built around these characters. I would recommend The Drew Farthering Mysteries to both men and women. Set in England in the 1930s, the Drew Fart...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: Death at Thorburn Hall (Drew Farthering #6)Author: Julianna DeeringPages: 329Year: 2017Publisher: Bethany HouseMy rating is 4 out of 5 stars.While visiting a distant cousin who lives in Scotland, her husband falls off his horse during a ride and dies. Drew asks a few questions and is satisfied it is truly an accident. The victim’s daughter, however, is not. Her father was an excellent horseman. She begs Drew to look more into the matter,...
  • Donna Smith
    I write book reviews for basically two authors these days, and Julianna Deering is one of them. I write my feelings about the book, which was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. The latest in the Drew Farthering series is one of the best. It’s book number six in the series. I think it must be difficult to write a long series like this, but Julianna is doing just fine. She brings in what are called in the writing wo...
  • Rick
    Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield hoping for a relaxing vacation, but he soon finds a mystery on his hands. Lord Rainsby, his host at Thorburn Hall, fears his business partner may be embezzling and asks Drew to quietly investigate. Before Drew can uncover anything, Rainsby is killed in a suspicious riding accident.Thorburn Hall is filled with guests, and as Drew continues to dig, he realizes that e...
  • Jasmine
    Can Drew find another killer before it's too late?Can this really be goodbye to Drew, Madeline, and Nick, at least for now? No!!! I've been a fan of this series since I bought the first book and was transported to a time and world long gone. I have eagerly awaited each new book and Death At Thorburn Hall was no exception. I will tell you this, a few, a scant few, of my suspicions were founded. But, oh, did Julianna Deering do an excellent job sid...
  • Phillip Cole
    This is the first I have seen of the Drew Fathering series, but I'm glad I found out about it. Julianna Deering does a good job at writing a story that holds your attention and keeps you turning the page to find out what happens.There is a variety of story types in Death at Thorburn Hall. Overall is the traditional mystery, but there are parts with action, suspense, and some romance mixed in. The faith of the main characters undergirds their deci...
  • Meagan
    It's my own fault that I picked a book later in a series to read/review without having read the other books. (This is a recurring theme in my life, which you'll know if you've spent any amount of time on my blog.) So yes, spoilers for previous books abounded in Death at Thorburn Hall. I expected that and didn't bat an eye; this is one instance where it was helpful to have all those references. (Sometimes that really annoys me, like in the Harry P...
  • Lynn
    So I've come to the end of another Drew Farthering mystery. Despite the inevitable let down (this is completely my own fault for gobbling it down, instead of reading it slowly and savoring it!), I'm left with this happy glow at the end of this one.There were soooo many things to love about Death at Thorburn Hall. For one thing, it takes place in Scotland! This is the stomping ground of my ancestors, and a place I've always longed to visit - and a...
  • Becky B
    Drew and Madeline Farthering have been invited up to Thorburn Hall in Scotland for the week of the British Open at Muirfield by Drew’s cousin, Lady Louisa Rainsby. Nick is joining them, as is Madeline’s friend Carrie who is coming for a visit from America (and they hope Nick can convince her to stay for quite a while). Lord and Lady Rainsby’s daughter Joan is to return from Cannes soon, and one other set of guests arrived on the same train ...
  • Jennay Amber
    Death at Thorburn Hall is another (and I think final? Don’t quote me on that!) installment in The Drew Farthering Mysteries and the second of the series that I have read and reviewed. This time, Drew and Madeline have been invited to enjoy the British Open at one of Drew’s relatives – Lord and Lady Rainsby. Lord Rainsby informs Drew privately that he wishes Drew to do some clandestine investigating into one of the Rainsby’s friends, Mr Re...
  • Sydney Young
    Great new series for me! And a giveaway of the ENTIRE set --
  • Disha Sampat
    Death at Thorburn Hall, as the name suggests, is a murder mystery. Drew and Madeline Farthering have come to Scotland to visit Drew’s distant relations and to attend “The Open”–which is a golf tournament. But all is not as it seems, and their host, Lord Rainsby, has an ulterior motive behind inviting Drew–a detective–to his home. Lord Rainsby wants Drew to investigate his friend and colleague, MacArthur. The true mystery, though, star...
  • Viki Ferrell
    Travel back to mid-1930s England for another delightful adventure with Drew and Madeline Farthering. DEATH AT THORBURN HALL is Julianna Derring’s sixth book in her Drew Fathering Mysteries series. Ms. Derring’s characters are always an eclectic mix with surprises in store for everyone. Drew, Madeline and Nick have been at this amateur sleuthing for some time now and are getting pretty good at it, much to the dismay of the local authorities. T...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    My favourite detective is back on the case! Not only that, but with Carrie’s return from the States, the whole gang’s back together again! Unfortunately, Carrie’s not as enthusiastic about amateur sleuthing as her friends (those who have read some of the earlier novels will know why), so poor Nick is sometimes torn between helping Drew and Madeline, and spending time with Carrie, but when Lord Rainsby’s daughter asks Drew to look into her...
  • Debbie
    "Death at Thorburn Hall" is a historical mystery set in 1935 in England. It's the sixth book in a series. You don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one, and this novel didn't spoil the previous mysteries.The characters had depth and reacted realistically to events. The mystery was a clue-based puzzle with some complexity. I was pretty certain of whodunit by about 75% of the way in and and only became more convinced as the stor...
  • Annette Meier
    Wonderful series, interesting settings and a great mystery that leaves you guessing until the end!
  • Denise Talen
    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 th...
  • LadySnowAngel
    Drew and Madeline Farthering are at it again stumbling across murder and mayhem, this time in Scotland. Carrie Holland has returned leaving Nick in a bit of spot. All this sleuthing brings back bad memories and emotional pain for Carrie, but Nick is rather fond of helping Drew find the solution to these mysterious happenings they are always stumbling onto. It's a difficult situation for Carrie to navigate after the circumstances of her own brothe...
  • Nicole Burrell
    Calling all Agatha fans!I often wonder what it would be like to live in the era when new Hercule Poirot mysteries were coming out. I've imagined opening a catalog and discovering that a new one was available, or reading an excerpt from one in my morning newspaper. There are probably many Agatha Christie fans who can relate. That's why the Drew Farthering mysteries are so much fun. Julianna Deering has somehow managed to make me believe that we're...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    I love history. I love suspense. Putting them together seems to be a great novel for me. With historical mysteries, many of them leave something to be desired in my opinion. But Julianna Deering and Rachel McMillan are my favorite two authors who write historical mysteries in the early twentieth century. I love how both authors create characters who are loveable and stick with you long after the novel is done. The mystery is just right. The setti...
  • Doreen
    In this sixth installment in the Drew Farthering Mystery series, Drew, Madeline, Nick & Carrie are heading to Scotland for the British Open. When Lord Rainsby, their host, ends up dead, Drew is compelled to check it out. I loved that Chief Inspector Birdsong happened to be in Scotland too. He seemed to know that Drew would get all mixed up in another mess before Drew did. The mystery is solid. So many people have a motive that it was a challenge ...
  • Elaine -
    I didn't realize this book was part of a series. Oops! There are five other books in A Drew Farthering Mystery series prior to this book. There were mentions of the other books several times, but I didn't feel it hindered me reading this book. I did really like this book and would like to go back and read the others in the series. So, long story short, you might want to start with book one, Rules of Murder.Drew, his wife Madeline and a couple of ...
  • Kelly Hodgkins
    As soon as Death at Thorburn arrived, I had to tuck in! I’ve missed the Fartherings’ adventures and, within a few pages, Nick and Carrie are on the scene – the four, all back together, are poised for a simple Scottish holiday to go awry! As with Julianna Deering’s previous novels, the cast of characters is diverse, rich and several have questionable motives. The mystery is a tangle of threads to be unravelled and the resolution is surpris...
  • Nathan Albright
    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]This is a novel that has a lot to do with family, and faith.  It was a well-crafted novel, full of genuine mysteries and family secrets, and yet even though the mystery was certainly revealed at the end of the story, it is the sort of novel that sits a bit uneasily with me, because it was about more than just the mystery itself.  ...
  • Kristine Hall
    Ah! What a refreshing experience it is to have read my first (but definitely not last) Drew Farthering mystery, Death at Thorburn Hall, the sixth book in this fabulous and fabulously British series from Texas author Julianna Deering. A Texan doing British? Fear not – Deering has done her research and the British-ness is spot-on with the book feeling very Alexander McCall Smith-y. There is clearly a lot of back-story that unfolds in the prior bo...