Dressed for Death

Dressed for Death

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Drew and Madeline Farthering arrive at a Regency-era house party at Winteroak House, excited to be reunited with old friends, including Drew's former Oxford classmate Talbot Cummins. Tal is there with his fiancée, Alice Henley, and though many present seem worried about the couple, nobody is prepared when Alice dies from an apparent overdose. Tal refuses to believe she'd taken the drugs intentionally, and a dark question arises of whether the death is an accident or murder. The police have their own information though, and Drew is shocked when they arrest someone he's trusted and admired since his childhood--someone who's been smuggling drugs into the country for years. Stunned by what has happened, Tal begs Drew to get to the bottom of everything, but Drew has never felt more unsettled. Questioning his own ability to see people as they really are, Drew doesn't know whom to trust, and he's not ready for the secrets he's about to uncover--or the danger he'll bring down on everyone he holds dear.--Amazon.ca
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota :, Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780764214110
Characteristics: 309 pages ;,22 cm.

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LadySade
Aug 08, 2016

Deering’s ‘dressed for death’ promised to deliver a sensational plot of the “who-dun it”- reminiscent of the great Agatha Christie’s works.
The 1930’s setting was perfect, and the glamorous regency theme even better. The characters were appropriate with ladies, gentlemen, valets, and of course Scotland yard.
I enjoyed the story well enough, it had a pleasing amount of suspense although I admit it was still wanting. Perhaps it is because I have exposed myself to many mysteries that I was able to figure out, early on, who the deluded suspect was. Anyway, this did not prevent me from enjoying this book. There is something actually pleasing about knowing “who-dun-it” before the book is over, and being able to enthusiastically declare “I KNEW IT!!!!”
It was a noble effort by the author, and although I wish I was more pleased, I look forward to reading other works by her.

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LadySade
Aug 08, 2016

pg. 303
"Don’t let anyone despise the gifts you’ve been given, and don’t you do so , either. They may not fit anyone else’s idea of a calling, but the world has all sorts of needs, and God has provided for each of them to be filled, if we all do our part. It would be a shame if your part were left undone”.

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