Dressed for Death

Dressed for Death

by Julianna Deering

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Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering

This Traditional British Cozy Mystery
Gets a Regency Twist

Drew 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 the stuff intentionally, and Drew is determined to find out if her death was an accident or murder.

Drew is shocked and disillusioned when the police arrest Tal's father and reveal that the man has been smuggling drugs into the country for the past twenty years. Reeling from the death of his fiancée and the revelation about his father, Tal begs Drew to find out what's going on. Drew, now questioning his own ability to see people as they really are, does so reluctantly, not ready for the secrets he's about to uncover—or the danger he'll bring down on everyone he holds dear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764214110
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: A Drew Farthering Mystery Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 647,031
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Julianna Deering is the creator of the acclaimed Drew Farthering Mystery series. She has always loved British history and is a particular fan of the writings of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in business administration and spent several years as a Certified Public Accountant. She lives outside Dallas, Texas. For more information visit www.juliannadeering.com.

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Dressed for Death 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
coramdeo540 More than 1 year ago
Dressed for Death Julianna Deering Book Summary: This Traditional British Cozy Mystery gets a Regency Twist: Drew 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 the stuff intentionally, and Drew is determined to find out if her death was an accident or murder. Drew is shocked and disillusioned when the police arrest Tal's father and reveal that the man has been smuggling drugs into the country for the past twenty years. Reeling from the death of his fiancée and the revelation about his father, Tal begs Drew to find out what's going on. Drew, now questioning his own ability to see people as they really are, does so reluctantly, not ready for the secrets he's about to uncover--or the danger he'll bring down on everyone he holds dear. Review: I really love mysteries. This one starts a little slow for me. It was about 35% in when the story started rolling. So much happens that twists the beginning into a different picture. I found the beginning to be forced to me. I get the Regency part, but all the quoting of Austen was wasted on me. I like a more subtle method. I found the mystery to be interesting and was thinking about who was behind the murders and who was the least obvious. That led me to the real culprit and the how of the second murder was clever. To me the surprise was the undercover agent. That was a nice twits. It is worth reading. The characters were realistically written, this book had a more morose tone and gave a lot of pause for thinking about how fleeting life is. I always love when the truth of the Bible is talked about, although I do not recall as much about Jesus. I would like to thank Net Galley and Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Amusbooks More than 1 year ago
Dressed for Death is a very captivating mystery written by Julianna Deering. I love reading mysteries because they're so easy to get caught up in. Deering sets this up in such a way that you don't see what's coming and to the very last chapter you still get surprised! What made this one even more interesting was that she added a bit of romance which is something that most mysteries don't have. I also like the way she set this story in a regency era. Deering has a little bit of everyone, from the married couple all the way to a young man who finds love a little gross. One thing I thought was a little odd was some of the men were quoting Jane Austin's books. It didn't seem as realistic but then again this is a different era. All together I thought it was a very good book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery/romance novel.
LoraineN 28 days ago
Lots of suspects in this mystery. I was glad to visit with my favorite hero sleuth, Drew Farthering. These murders, and there are a few, even some shocking ones, have Drew questioning his mystery solving abilities. I felt so sorry for him and the others who lost loved ones. Full Review at my website.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I have really enjoyed this series! Please keep them coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives agatha Christie a run for her money. Very enjoyable. Can't wait for the next one.
SylviaM More than 1 year ago
Julianna Deering’s newest novel, Dressed for Death, shows Drew Farthering and Madeline (Drew’s bride of six months) once again teamed up to solve an intriguing, cozy mystery. I have enjoyed all of the novels in this series and love how traditional, English locations are featured in each book. Some of the novels take place in the city, others in the countryside. Julianna Deering does an excellent job making one feel like one has stepped into the setting of an Agatha Christie novel or that Bertie Wooster of P.G. Wodehouse’s books will walk in and join the cast of characters. One feels right at home with Drew, Madeline, and Co., and wishes for an invitation to their estate, Farthering Place. Afternoon tea? Yes, please! Dressed for Death has a warm spot in my heart because of the Regency theme at the beginning of the book. I enjoy reading clean, Regency novels and think it appropriate and so clever of the author to make these 1930's characters attend a Regency weekend house party at a grand estate. The writing really brings out the retro feel and makes one want to join in the fun. Sumptuous and relaxing settings make up the backdrop. I admire the fact that even though the wealthy people appreciate their material blessings, they do acknowledge God as the giver of these blessings and are good stewards of His gifts. The mystery was fairly well-written, but I did think there should have been more red herrings. It wasn’t that difficult to figure out the identity of the villain. Compared to the previous novels, the hero didn’t do a whole lot of sleuthing and I missed that. I can overlook the lack of variety in clue-gathering because most of the novel did take place in one location. The other novels had more off-site locations to keep the story moving. Julianna Deering’s, Dressed for Death, is a lovely addition to the Drew Farthering series. I look forward to the next novel with a new tantalizing mystery, interesting characters, and a trip into another glorious, English setting.
2boyzmommy More than 1 year ago
Dressed for Death takes readers back in to a simpler time in history. Drew and Madeline Farthering have been invited to a Regency-era themed costume party and plan to use the trip as a celebration of their 6 month wedding anniversary. But they get a little more than they expected when a party guest is murdered and Drew is asked to assist in solving the crime. Drew considers himself something of a detective and has been instrumental in solving some other murder mysteries that the police could not solve. But this time, things are not as they seem and Drew begins to doubt himself and his perception of people he thought he knew. This is the 4th book in the Drew Farthering series. It may be read as a stand-alone novel, but I highly recommend reading the series in order to best understand the characters. I received a free copy from the author and publisher in exchange for my honest review.
LVandercook More than 1 year ago
Recently Bethany Publishing House sent me the book Dressed for Death as a gift in return for my honest review. I had not read the other Drew Farthering Mysteries in the series prior to reading this book. Perhaps having gotten to know the characters in the other books would have helped me enjoy this one more. The plot was a little slow moving, especially at the beginning. I did not expect it to go like it did though when I started out, and was surprised at who the one behind the murders was. I was more curious as to why they had a Regency-era party rather than charmed by it and found it a bit cumbersome at times. I didn’t care for the relationship between Drew Farthering and his wife, Madeleine very much at times. Though the couple loved each other at times I felt like I was seeing too much of this relationship. I understand that they are a married couple, but they are not married to me, and I would have preferred a bit more modesty in a couple of instances. I did like how Madeleine encouraged her husband in his job. There is a lot of death in this book and the end didn’t leave the reader at a high note but rather sad. There are also a lot of references to Jane Austen. Some references to classic novels are fun to read, but this book has several of them, a bit too much. The religious aspect of the story was a bit forced and a bit off from my own beliefs. I would prefer a good mystery to a mystery that forces faith into it.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Just who CAN Drew trust? What a deliciously dark and chilling mystery. In Dressed For Death murder abounds and the stakes are high. Just like with an Agatha Christie I delighted in analyzing each of the characters and trying to figure out who the killer was. I was pretty sure I knew but Julianna Deering kept throwing me these red herrings, and a new clue would pop up, and I would begin to doubt everything. Absolutely nothing and no one are quite what they seem. I've truly enjoyed all of the Drew Farthering Mysteries but I think Dressed For Death is the best one yet, from the gorgeous nostalgic covert art to the nail-biting showdown with the killer to the very last page. If you love mysteries that hearken back to the golden era of mystery and detective fiction, you've got to try Dressed For Death and the rest of this great series from Julianna Deering. (I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
This was the first time for me to read anything from this author. This books is the 4th installment in the Drew Farthering Mystery Series. When the book ended I was interested in reading more of the series. But in the beginning I almost put it down and gave up. I actually did for a couple of weeks. But since I was given a complimentary copy I felt like I needed to give it another chance. And in the end I'm glad I did. What was difficult for me in the beginning was it was just flat confusing. There were a lot of characters and I couldn't keep them straight. Some had nicknames and it was just confusing. I don't know actually which of the characters other than the main character Drew and his wife are a part of the other 3 books or not. Other than just knowing who's who the plot stands alone so It's not really necessary to read the other books in the series. Once I did get into the story line a little over half way through I was hooked. I wanted to figure out the mystery. And in some ways I did. I predicted how the drugs were being smuggled. It was really very obvious after the second murder. Which by the way villainy didn't end there. I actually lost count of how many people actually were 'written out'. Which for me actually made me question how this book was published by Bethany House and is categorized in this genre. All I can really figure out is it does have a bit of a faith base. And actually the author did a great job of weaving Drew's faith struggle into the story. But I couldn't help but think that it was just a ploy on the authors part for the book to be published as a Christian Mystery Novel. So with that said I struggled with rating this book. Once I was 3/4 through I wanted to read more. And, I really would like to read the other books in the series. And as I write this review I honestly have not decided how I rate it. Here's what the book is about . . . ABOUT 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 List 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. The Publisher provides more information and an excerpt if you want to check it out. Click here. . Overall I have to give this book a 3 /2 star rating. Although there were parts that I really liked/enjoyed I just couldn't get over how long it took me to really 'get into' the story. I received a complimentary copy from Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
artsybookworm More than 1 year ago
Dressed for Death is the fourth book in the Drew Farthering mysteries by Julianna Deering. I missed the third book somehow so I immediately bought it so I could know the whole story. I was so excited to see that Drew and Madeline were married now!! I love how this series actually progresses the characters through life and doesn't lose any momentum in doing so. I say this every time, but it reminds me so much of The Thin Man movies. Drew and Madeline are invited to a Regency party at Talbot Cummins home. Talbot, or Tibby as his mother fondly calls him, is Drew's Oxford chum. Talbot is excited to have old friends at his parent's bash and introduces them all to his fiance, Alice. But something is quite odd about Alice's behaviour, and Tal is confused by her moods. Then Alice dies of a cocaine overdose at the last ball leaving everyone reeling in shock. When the police come, Drew is dismayed to see them take Mr. Cummins in custody for smuggling in cocaine. When Tal begs him to find out what is going on, Drew agrees to help solve the crime as much as he is able. This story is intriguing and surprising at every turn. I found myself as sad and confused as the characters as I navigated the many twists and turns in the story. If you like solving mysteries or reading them, you will love this book. It was so good!! I especially loved how Drew had to fight his incapability in this story. The author always has real issues for the characters to work through. Another amazing page turner from Julianna Deering. I can't wait for more! Her mysteries never disappoint. :-) I was given this book for free by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This was for me another great book by Julianna Deering. I love when Drew, Madeline, Nick and Carrie get together and solve some crimes. This story starts out when the four main characters and Carries younger brother are invited to a house party. Carries younger brother wants to help solve a crime so they hide some jewels for them to find but soon there is a dead body for Drew to get involved in. There are many twists and turns and some sad parts. I received this book from Bethany house for a fair and honest opinion.
SarahSundin More than 1 year ago
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.
booksandbeverages More than 1 year ago
When I found out there was going to be a second set of Drew Farthering books, I admit, I totally geeked out from excitement. I thoroughly enjoyed each of the previous mysteries and couldn’t wait to read more of Drew and crew’s antics and mysteries. And y’all Deering did not disappoint! For fellow fans, I can say you’ll enjoy this one just as much. If you haven’t encountered Drew, I think this is a great place to start! I found all the Austen references charming (it fits early on with the Regency party) and really enjoyed seeing the characters (aka dear old friends) again. Nick is still one of my favorites (Drew’s best friend), I loved seeing Drew and Madeline as a married couple and of course the new cast for this story. The mystery kept me intrigued as well and Deering didn’t hold back. I appreciated that, not only because it was different, but because it shed light on how decisions people make have ripple effects we don’t even consider. How the mystery all came together was a satisfying conclusion. One more thing to add. I liked how Deering used this mystery to develop Drew’s character in a deeper way (struggling with calling and following where God is leading). “The world has all sorts of needs, and God has provided for each of them to be filled, if we all do our part.” Some great reminders! I’m so glad Drew is back and if you’re into an Agatha-ish type novel, this one is for you. What are some of your favorite mysteries? Have you read any of the Drew Fathering Mysteries yet? (Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review) Originally posted at http://booksandbeverages.org/2016/04/12/dressed-death-julianna-deering-book-review/
VicG More than 1 year ago
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 List 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. I regret to admit that I have no clue of what a Regency-era house party is. I really missed the meaning of this against the end of the year 1932. It is during the party that the lady dies. It looks like a regular death until the investigation begins. Then a suspect a arrested, blame is cast and Drew is asked to investigate and find the real murderer. This one has it all and then some. Cocaine, drug dealers, treachery, deceit, betrayal and, of course, murder. “Dressed For Death” progresses at a nice, steady pace as Drew sets off to find out who the murderer really is with the help of his friends before the body count rises. Drew is not at his best in this adventure as he simply cannot figure out just what is going on even though he feels called by God to be an investigator. He needs all the support from Madeline that he can get. “Dressed For Death” is a page-turner, action, suspense thriller. Don’t start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down. I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in this excellent series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Pooke More than 1 year ago
Guilty by a Whisker! After almost a week of an elaborate costume party at the Cummins' family estate, Alice Henley drops dead. Alice was the fiancé of Talbot, the Cummins' only son. Even more shocking than her death, is the cause, an overdose of cocaine. The party goers are startled even further when their host, well-respected philanthropist Sterling Cummins, is arrested for drug dealing--and possible murder. So begins another romp through the pages of a mystery written in the classic whodunit style of Agatha Christie's English mysteries. Ms. Deering does such a good job of writing in that way, you will forget this was written by a modern author. Fabulously wealthy Drew Farthering, is an amateur sleuth, and a personal friend of the Cummins' family. As a guest staying at the estate while attending the party, he steps forward to attempt to solve this case. He is helped along the way by his loyal friend, Nick, and his new bride, Madeline. Because of the shocking loss of lives that occurs in this mystery, Drew begins to question if his investigating causes more harm than good. He has a serious heart-to-heart with himself about the helpfulness of his being an amateur sleuth. Will this be the last Drew Farthering mystery? Before this case comes to a close, the danger increases and more people are uncovered who are suspects. Could it be the vicar, or the French wine merchant? Perhaps it was one of the people on the estate's staff. The guilty party is revealed in a surprising twist at the end, astonishingly with the help of a cat! This exciting story is full of twists and turns, along with a liberal dose of red herrings. The author has crafted a very good whodunit, with a sleuth who has high moral standards. It was a real pleasure to read this period mystery set in the 1920's English countryside, written with a Christian viewpoint. Although this is part of the Drew Farthering Mystery Series, this story stands alone. But for your own enjoyment, you should read the others. I highly recommend this 5-star book to any mystery lover, you will not be disappointed. The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Dressed for Death, through Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
Dressed for Death is perfect for readers who love England during the 1930s and love a good Agatha Christie plot twister, page turner. Drew and Madeline are happily married newlyweds joining a week long character party where everyone is expected to dress in Spencer era attire. What is supposed to be a fun week quickly spirals into a race to find a killer. Secrets are revealed and deaths added all as Drew wrestles with whether he should play a private detective at all. I think that is an internal struggle many of us can relate to -- am I really supposed to be doing what I am? Or have I let myself get side-tracked from a true calling? Doubts can assail all of us, but the stakes will rarely be so high. I'm a fan of this series and I wondered how Dressed for Death would feel after the romantic tension is gone with Drew and Madeline married. I needn't have worried. A new romance comes into play, and there's the real interplay of a newly married couple to add to the fun and tension. I highly recommendDressed for Death (and the rest in the series for those who adore a good, old-fashioned mystery and 1930s England. These books are a treat
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
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 at times question their understanding of what is going on and why God is allowing it. This is just part of human nature in my mind and it makes the story more realistic. This is a time period that I haven’t read very many books set in so I did have to take my time to understand some of the terms and words used. I did find it very interesting to take some time in a new era for me. The scene was set beautifully from the very beginning of the book and then the mystery slowly developed. As Drew and his friends tried to unravel what was going on and who was behind it there were a lot of fascinating twists and turns. It really kept me guessing right up to the end of the book. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
his 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 guessing until the end of the story. You will also find yourself not wanting to put the book down so that you can see what happens next. I think the author does a good job with descriptions so much so you can really feel as if you are a part of this story. The characters are also well developed and likeable. This book is number four in the series and I do suggest you read them in order so as to not miss out on Drew's journeys in his personal lfe in the order in which they happen. This is a fun series that I will be watching for the next one to come out to continue to visit Drew and his new wife along their adventures.
AngelN1 More than 1 year ago
Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering is a period mystery with plenty of twists and turns. I had a little trouble getting into it in the beginning. I was a bit confused, because the setting is the 1930s, but the characters were participating in a Regency-era week-long party, so they were acting like it was the early 1800s. Fans of Jane Austen will love this; I have never actually read any of Jane Austen's work, so the many comments on her novels were mostly lost on me. Also, this is part of a series of mysteries, but I have not read the previous ones, so it perhaps took me a bit longer to place all of the characters. This book is a traditional Agatha-Christie style mystery. All of the characters (suspects) are kept in the same place due to the special week-long party, and the leading man, Drew, has some amateur experience solving crimes, so he naturally starts investigating once a young woman turns up dead. There were many interesting characters. I felt that I didn't really get to "know" Drew's wife Madeline very well, but she wasn't really one of the main characters in this story. There were plenty of twists along the way, and perhaps more clever readers could solve the mystery before the end, but I did not. It was a satisfying read. I received this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own. You might also like:
grapes63 More than 1 year ago
In Dressed - for - Death by Julianna Deering, there is a Regency masquerade party given at the Cummins' home. At their Winteroak House, there is fun and danger during that time. The party goers are dressed in Regency period costumes. This brings up the subject of literature during their conversations. Jane Austen's novels Emma, Pride And Prejudice and Mansfield Park are discussed along with the poems of Byron. Cotillions and Quadrilles are danced and romance is in the air along with the presence of a protective mother, Mrs. Cummins, Doctor Cummins' wife. There is also the married couple, Nick and Carrie and friends, Drew and Madeleine. There is Alice and her fiance' Talcott or Tal. Tal's parents are Doctor and Mrs. Cummins. There are also inspectors from Scotland Yard and other guests. Usually, I don't introduce characters in the first paragraph of a book review. This time I wanted to do it. The Christian mystery is definitely character driven. There is this one home where a murder takes place and serious, criminal activity happens. I liked the setting as described above because it reminded me of an Agatha Christie murder party. An overdosed woman's manic actions took me by surprise. I didn't expect a death. I thought this woman had drank too much. Therefore, some handsome gentleman would take her up to bed and leave her. At first, I did feel overwhelmed with all the guests at the party. Learning names and who was married to whom took a bit of concentration. I also became confused when the pearl heist from another time became talk at the party. I think this is called a "tableau." Where did the author, Julianna Deering, expect me to put this incident? Did it happen in the present or past or was it completely a joy ride in to the world of mystery? Was it from one of Julianna Deering's earlier criminal mysteries? And was it pearls or diamonds? So much to put in place like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Thankfully, this author has never disappointed me. I knew in a few pages it would all come together. That is if I paid attention and relaxed at this party. Then, it happened. Each character stood in their respective places with the right person, I think. When two friends, Georgie and Violet, come on the scene and leave the scene I didn't think they were second cousins to Alice, Tal's fiance', or girlfriends to Nick or Tal. Again, the evening became a delight. I thought about the way we pigeonhole people. Sometimes the finest person in a community has to become removed from their pedestal because of scandal. This is sad for every person involved. Definitely, this Christian author is not afraid to deal with the hard societal issues. I was shaken by the title once or twice. It seemed like the title was too hard-core for a Chjristian mystery. However after grappling with the title and the huge, fancy dressed man on the cover whom I expected had something to do with a murder or murders, I relaxed, and began to look forward to I am looking to facing the brutal facts of real life in this Christian novel. Scripture verses don't appear immediately. That stopped bothering me after I had the chance to read the dedication. To me, it is so powerful. "To the One who is forever faithful." juliannadeering bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/dressed-for-death
Anonymous More than 1 year ago