Dressed for Death (Drew Farthering Mystery #4) by Julianna Deering

Dressed for Death (Drew Farthering Mystery #4)

This Traditional British Cozy MysteryGets a Regency TwistDrew and Madeline Farthering celebrate their six-month anniversary by attending a fancy Regency era costume party. Drew is glad to see Talbot Cummins, an Oxford classmate, and his fiancée, Alice Henley, though many present seem worried about the couple. Everyone's concerns are realized when, at the concluding grand ball, Alice dies of an overdose of cocaine. Tal refuses to believe she took...

Details Dressed for Death (Drew Farthering Mystery #4)

TitleDressed for Death (Drew Farthering Mystery #4)
Release DateMar 1st, 2016
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreMystery, Christian, Historical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Mystery

Reviews Dressed for Death (Drew Farthering Mystery #4)

  • Rachel McMillan
    Deering does it again! I mean, the only thing better than a Drew Farthering book? : A DREW FARTHERING BOOK with a Regency flair! I love the cozy, throw-back world with large, rambling estates and an Agatha Christie meets Dorothy L Sayers timbre.I also really appreciate the development between Drew and the other characters populating his life: especially Madeleine.A smart, classy, high read with the manners of Downton with the clever turn of a Con...
  • Kimberly
    Dressed for Death (A Drew Farthering Mystery Book #4) by [Deering, Julianna]Dressed for Death is the fourth book in the Drew Farthering Mystery Books. The Fartherings went to a Regency era costume party to celebrate being married for 6 months. While there they come upon Talbot Cummins and Alice, his fiancee, who seem less that happy. During the ball, Alice dies from overdosing on cocaine. The question is did she take it herself or was it murder.I...
  • Staci
    Another well done historical mystery in the Drew Farthering Mystery Series.
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    DRESSED FOR DEATH(Drew Farthering Mysteries: #4)Written by Julianna Deering (aka: DeAnna Julie Dodson)2016, 336 PagesGenre: mystery, historical, fiction, romance★★★★Madeline is finally Drew Farthering's wife and for their first adventure as a married couple they attend a fancy Regency era costume party. Along with them is Nick and Madeline's friend from America, Carrie and her younger brother, Will. Talbot Cummin's parents are hosting the...
  • Rissi
    When Julianna Deering released Murder at the Mikado, I was certain we’d see the last of proper English gentleman Drew Farthering. Sad as it was, I was resigned (in a good place) to this because the story ended in a wonderful kind of way. Much happiness was mine (and likely many other readers) when the author announced there’d be not only one additional novel, but two. That was a happy day indeed. The first of those two novels released a coupl...
  • Joan
    I absolutely love this series. I grew up on Hercule, Miss Marple, and Lord Peter and reading a Deering mystery is like coming home.In this installment of the ongoing adventures of Farthering, Drew and Madeline are invited to spend a week at the Cummins' estate. Drew has known the family for years. The son, Tal, is a good friend. The week is one of entertainment, the wearing of regency clothing, and finale of regency dancing. Nick and Carrie join ...
  • Pamela
    Fourth in series, and still cream of the wholesome cozy-mystery crop. Not a bad book in the bunch. Julianne Deering, you are one AMAZINGLY gifted writer. Fun, spunky lead characters . . . Charming English countryside settings . . . Upstairs/Downstairs line blurring mashup . . . Interesting crime-solving storylines and era. Really, there's nothing to not love about this series. This particular installment delves into recreational drug use and abus...
  • Ruth
    Married six blissful -- and mercifully murder-free -- months, Drew and Madeline have the luxury of indulging in a little match-making, hoping Nick and Madeline's long-time friend Carrie will finally realize the potential of their long-simmering attraction. The perfect setting to foster a bit of romance is a week-long Regency house party at Winteroak, the family home of Drew's old school pal Tal Cummins. Though he's loathe to dress as Mr. Darcy fo...
  • Carissa
    As it happens, readers have been waiting for the 4th Drew Farthering Mystery much, much longer than I first supposed! I was sure the 3rd novel, Murder at the Mikado, was published last year, but no, it was 2014. So fans have been loooooooong overdue for this latest release and I am pleased to announce that Dressed for Death is well worth the wait!Look at the cover. Is anything different about it? What era is this series set in? If you're guessing...
  • Victor Gentile
    Julianna Deering in her new book, “Dressed For Death” Book Four in the Drew Farthering Mystery series published by Bethany House Publishers gives us another adventure with Drew Farthering.From the Back Cover: A Regency-Era Costume Party Should Have Been an Amusing Diversion, But it Seems Wherever Drew Farthering Goes, Mystery–and Murder–Are on the Guest ListDrew and Madeline Farthering arrive at a Regency-era house party at Winteroak Hous...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    "Dressed for Death" is another great mystery from the talented pen of Julianna Deering. This fourth installment in the Drew Farthering Mystery series is filled with great twists and turns, and though I found the story to start a bit slowly, I greatly enjoyed reconnecting with the characters that starred in the first 3 novels of the series. Drew and Madeline are a fun couple to read about, and now that they are married, readers are treated to a fu...
  • Hayden
    Having enjoyed the previous Drew Farthering mysteries, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that a fourth book would be coming in this series.The classic mystery setting of the 1930s English Countryside is always fun to return to, and the Regency twist, although only prominent in the beginning, was an interesting addition (although I admit some disbelief at the way the men [and even women] were able to quote so much Jane Austen...something tells...
  • Tammy G.
    Yay! Another Drew Fathering Mystery! After reading each of the Drew Fathering mysteries I have found that although each book is a stand alone story it is a wise reader who reads these Drew Farthing mysteries in order. In this story Drew and Madeline are married and celebrating six months by attending a Regency era costume party. Oh, What a party this turns out to be!At the party Drew sees an Oxford college classmate, Talbot (Tal) Cummins and his ...
  • writer...
    A full week long Regency party?! I am pleased to find the author's considerable awareness of Jane Austen influence being played out in quotes and conversation throughout the opening Regency era house party Drew attends. Well played Julianna!Review will soon follow. . .Delighted there's a fourth upcoming ! Thank you, Julianna and Bethany House!but, oh, that year of waiting... Now completed and I'm revelling in the enjoyment of a new Drew Fartherin...
  • Holly
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  • Joleen
    Death by the Book by Julianna DeeringYear: 1933, six month anniversary of Drew and Madeline's marriageLocation: Hampshire, EnglandMain Characters:Drew Farthering: Known for solving mysteriesMadeline Farthering: Drew's wife of 6 monthsNick Dennison: Drew's best friendCarrie Holland: American Nick is in love with, here for a visitWill Holland: Carrie's teenage brother, fascinated by investigationsChief Inspector Birdsong: In charge of murder invest...
  • Rebecca
    "Tell me again why I let you talk me into this?"Newlyweds Drew and Madeline Farthering have arrived at Winteroak House, invited by Mr. and Mrs. Cummins to a lavish Regency themed house party, where reuniting with life long acquaintances brings great pleasure, until the lovely Alice Henley is found dead from a suspected drug overdose. It appears that Drew does not know his friends as well as he once thought, and upon his college mate's request, he...
  • Jennay Amber
    This is my first review for Bethany House – I received a complimentary copy of the book for review.The book I received was Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering. It is actually the first book of hers that I have read (I discovered after signing up for this book that it is the fourth instalment in the Drew Farthering Mystery Series). Not to be deterred by this, I made the decision to not read up on anything pertaining to her previous titles – ...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    I don't know what it is about British mysteries set in the first half of the 20th century, but I have loved them since I was a teenager. Of course, most of the ones I have read were contemporary, not historical, when they were written. My favourite authors in this genre - Dame Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Georgette Heyer (yes, she wrote mysteries as well as Regency romances) - were all born in the UK between 1890 and 1902, which gives ...
  • Riya Biswas
    Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering is the first book I read in the Drew Farthering series and to be true the 1st from the author as well. I am a big Agatha Christie fan and loves the setting of her books, after a long time, I found such a setting in a murder mystery book, which was rather a nice surprise. I was not aware about the author’s background and if I did not read it later I would have thought that she was from Europe, as her writing...
  • Suzie
    I’ve not actually watched one of those old black-and-white detective shows but I’ve seen several clips over the years. The one of a work-hardened detective sitting behind his desk when a woman walks in needing his help. Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering Mysteries bring these types of shows to mind. Not because of the detective or the woman, but because of the time-period and the dialogue. Book number four, Dressed for Death (available ever...
  • Linda Walters
    This book took me a while to get into. A slow starting story but with two interesting people. Drew and Madeline, are practically still newlyweds and their love shows. So does their kind but slightly quirky personalities. I enjoyed their humorous teasing back and forth. I wasn't all that excited about the Regency era house party, but it did make for an unusual setting. I guess I didn't realize it was a week long party where they had to stay in the...
  • Sally
    Newly-weds Drew and Madeline Farthering are celebrating their six-month anniversary at the home of a long-time friend, Talbot Cummins parents. The only hitch for Drew was they had to attend in Regency era costumes and had to remain so dressed for the week. Talbot’s fiancée, Alice Henley, tries to tell Talbot she is concerned about something important, but never seems to find the right time. At the end of the grand ball, Alice dies of an overdo...
  • Lynn
    Each Drew Farthering adventure gets better and better, which means yes, this was the best one yet.I had wondered how the feel of the book would be with Drew and Madeline married this time out, instead of getting to know each other or courting. I needn't have been even slightly concerned - being married just made them all the more adorable! Add in a healthy dose of Nick and Carrie and I was squealing several times.I'd say this one feels a lot more...
  • Debbie
    "Dressed for Death" is a historical mystery set in 1933 in England. It's the fourth 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 books. The characters were engaging, had depth, and reacted realistically to events. Most mysteries kill off the unlikable or unknown characters, but it's the young, innocent people who die in this story. Due to their grief, the main charac...
  • Rachael
    Drew and Madeline return with another mystery! It appears that just because they're married, it doesn't mean they've quit solving murders.It was fun catching references to Jane Austen's works; some I was more familiar with than others, but I know I recognized quite a few! I enjoyed the return of Carrie as a love interest for Nick. And meeting an adorable tuxedo cat that's worth keeping an eye on.No matter how fun the mystery may be, or how clever...
  • Debora Wilder
    This is a WONDERFUL cozy mystery!This is part of a “true” series. You should read the books in this series in order. There are definite references to things that happen in the previous books in this one.I really love the depth of development for the characters in this story. Their backgrounds and personalities are so clear and easy to relate to. The main characters have a deep belief in God which I thoroughly enjoyed. At the same time they do...
  • Lenoire
    Drew and Madeline Farthering are invited to a week long Regency-era house party at Winteroak House. Drew and Madeline were excited to be reunited with old friends and meet new friends. Drew's former classmate, Talbot Cummins is excited to introduce Drew to his fiancee, Alice Henley. However, during the party Alice acts erratically and dies from an overdose. Tal is convinced it is murder and asks Drew to investigate. Is anyone safe? Who can be tru...
  • A Holland Reads
    This book was very enjoyable mystery to me. I liked the time period in which is was set and enjoyed the Regency era costume party. The characters were fun and I am glad I got to "visit" them again. Tal had many shocks in this story from the death of his fiancee to learning that his soon to be father in law was a drug smuggler. You will learn more about this story as you read the book. I thought there were enough twists and turns to keep me guessi...