This is the second installment in the Drew Farthering Mystery series. You can read my review of the first book here. Death by the Book could be read alone, but I would highly recommend reading Rules of Murder first. As with the first book, I received Death by the Book from Bethany House Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review.
Death by the Book continues the romance between two of the main characters who, along with Drew’s best friend, share a passion for good mysteries. Aunt Ruth from America enters the fray as a somewhat comedic antagonist to the charming Englishman.
The setting is a small, English village in 1932, and Drew Farthering finds himself in the middle of another murder investigation, but these murders are different. The clues are vague, and there seems to be no motive nor any connection between the victims. It proves to be a real puzzle for Drew and the Chief Inspector, who actually requests Drew’s help this go around and even calls him Detective. Drew and his friends put many pieces of the puzzle together, but this murderer may prove more clever than they are.
This mystery does not disappoint and will keep you guessing until the murderer’s identity is revealed at the end. I am thoroughly enjoying this mystery series and hope there will be a few more installments before Drew retires from his amateur sleuthing.