Death at Thorburn Hall /A Drew Farthering Mystery Series, 6

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Title: Death at Thorburn Hall /A Drew Farthering Mystery Series, 6

Author: Julianna Deering

Publisher: Bethany House

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 338 pages


Death at Thorburn Hall is the sixth in this delightful mystery series. Drew Farthering is hoping for a relaxing time at the 1935 British Open in Scotland. But death continues to follow him; this time his host, Lord Rainsby, has a suspicious riding accident. What causes Drew’s apprehensions is that Rainsby had confided in Drew regarding his concerns towards his business partner–suspicions that he is embezzling funds.

As the story ensues, it seems that everyone Drew investigates has motive for killing his host. But he continues to slog through the clues with his lovely wife Madeline and best friend, Nick. Madeline is an excellent foil to Drew, very intelligent and intuitive. Nick and Carrie are a couple as well, although not married, but Nick is afraid the mystery and all that it encompasses may scare Carrie away. A little romance surrounds both couples and readers will find that a lovely addition to the story. The Fartherings have a sweet relationship with each other and with the Lord, but the reader will not feel beaten over the head with Christianity.

Many compare Deering’s Farthering mysteries to Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Mystery fans and those who have already enjoyed some of the Drew Farthering Mysteries

Christian Impact

Just sweet, clean Christian reading without a lot of proselytizing.

Other Notes

Used by the kind permission of the Christian Library Journal


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Death at Thorburn Hall (Drew Farthering Mystery #6)

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

One Response to “Death at Thorburn Hall /A Drew Farthering Mystery Series, 6”

  1. I love a mystery! I’m putting this one on my list. ☺️

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