Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield hoping for a relaxing holiday, 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 each might have had a motive to put Raisnby out of the way. Together with Madeline and Nick, he must sort through shady business dealings, international intrigue, and family tensions to find a killer who always seems to be one step ahead.
I am a fan of the Drew Farthering Series by Julianna Deering. Death at Thornburn Hall is the next book in this series and it is a great addition to the previous books. This cozy mystery combines murder and humor and is set during the 1935 British Open. I thought the setting of this book was fun and I love historical fiction. Drew’s character was humorous, charming, and quick witted as always. I really enjoyed that Madeline was more involved in solving the mystery during this book. It was fun to see Drew and Madeline working together and bouncing ideas off of one another. I have been a big fan of Nick and Carrie during the series and was happy to see a reunion at the beginning of this book. There are some quirky characters and everyone seems to be suspicious for one reason or another, which keeps the reader guessing throughout the book. There are several mentions of political unrest, Hitler and Germany which not only has the reader wondering if there is more than meets the eye to this murder, but also gives a subtle background for what is going on during the time period. Fans of cozy murder mysteries will enjoy Death at Thornburn Hall. If you are looking for a murder mystery series that hints at Agatha Christie, but has humor and wit you need to check out the Drew Farthering series!
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*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.