21 March 2017

Giveaway & Audiobook Review of Julianna Deering's "Rules of Murder"

Rules of Murder -- Brilliance Audio
by Julianna Deering

Five Stars ***** 

Get Reading the Drew Farthering Series!!!
Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels
I listened to this novel as a download from Audible.com. This is the first inspirational murder mystery story in the series. I can hardly wait for more to come out on audiobook!

What a delight! Wonderful narrator. Wonderful story and characters! Wonderful voice! This is a male POV from hero's perspective book, which is different but it works and for those readers out there who have been decrying the mainly heroine dominated POV books out there in CBA fiction, there will be cheers!

Drew is a wonderfully well-fleshedout and likable hero. He has his hands full -- both with his estate and with. . . well -- murders!!!  The set-up for this first story was remarkable. Deering/Dodson pulls you in and sets you up to settle down in your armchair (or recliner!) and read if you've got the paperback or ebook. In my case, I could do light housework while listening or lie down and listen while having one of my RA flares. What a nice way to deal with a flare, too, BTW!

You will be kept guessing and there are some super-cool twists in this story. Deering/Dodson's red herrings were perfect -- I usually feel like I "know" whodunit but in this case -- I was wrong, wrong, wrong and was happy to be so!
I love the 1930's setting of this story. It seems like there are few Christian fiction novels set in this time frame. I love murder mysteries and so finding a CBA murder mystery that is historical and set in Britain is a triple whammy for me as I love all three!

Grab a copy, whether it be the lovely audiobook or other format and get reading!!!

Rules of Murder is available from Amazon in multiple formats
also this series is on Barnes & Noble (you can even read it in German if you want!)
All five of the books in the Drew Fathering series are also available at CBD

You can find author Julianna Deering at www.juliannadeering.com or at http://www.deannajuliedodson.com

Giveaway: Winner's choice of format (audio, ebook, paperback). Leave a comment to enter. 

33 comments:

  1. I haven't listened to the audiobook, but I've read all the Drew Fathering mysteries, and I love them. They have a real Agatha Christie feel to them.

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying them, Iola. Look for Book Six, Death at Thorburn Hall, this Fall. :D

      Julianna Deering/DeAnna Julie Dodson

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    2. Iola, I agree that DeAnna/Julianna's Drew Farthering mysteries have that Agatha Christie feel!

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  2. Sounds like a good series.Love a good mystery and the '30's setting is an extra plus. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks Carrie for posting this review and thanks also to Julianna Deering for writing this series and this giveaway lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. This series sounds great, and I like the 1930's too. I would love a copy of the book and the audio. and since you did an article on me earlier this month, you already have my email address.
    Molly Noble Bull
    www.mollynoblebull.com

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    1. I'd love to know what you think of the books.

      P. S. I have your book Gatehaven. Haven't had time to read yet, but I'm looking forward to it. :)

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    2. Gotta love it when you have two Christian historical fiction authors reading each other's books or wanting to do so!

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  4. I have read a couple of this series and enjoyed a lot! I love audiobooks--a wonderful way to multitask! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I think that's the best thing about audiobooks, Anne. You can "read" while you clean or organize or sew or whatever. It's the best. :)

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  5. Julianna is a new to me author, so I would love to win! Thanks for sharing the review & chance to win a copy! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. If you like Agatha Christie, Robin, you might have fun with Drew, too.

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  6. Thank you for the opportunity to win this exciting book. I would prefer teh paperback if I win. Thank you.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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  7. What a great read. Thank you for this giveaway. I would like the paperback if I win. Thanks.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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  8. This book sound like a great read. I would prefer the paperback edition if I win. Thank you for the giveaway.
    MarilynDKC[at[AOL[dot[com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Marilyn. Good luck. :)

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  9. I haven't read any of this series, but I think I might have one of them on my TBR shelf!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try, Patty. I had a lot of fun writing the books. :)

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    2. Patty, you have to remedy your problem -- go get a Drew Farthering story soon!

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  10. This sounds like a fabulous series & I love the time period.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Aren't the '30s great, Mary? Clothes and cars and fabulous houses. So much fun!

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  11. I love audio books and this sounds like one I would like to get.

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    1. Nancy, you would love DeAnna Julie Dodson/Julianna Deering's wonderful series!

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  12. What a great book! Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Melanie! Your readers group in Texas could have SO much fun with this series -- you could read and do a mystery dinner for example! Or a mystery tea!

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  13. Wonderful review Carrie!
    I have not read anything by Julianna Deering, her story sounds interesting...although I am not into murder mysteries. I do like mysteries/suspense stories. Love the picture of the yellow car.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. This is more suspense than murder mystery but really wonderful, Tina!

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  14. :D I'm DYING TO READ THIS ONE!!!! I read Murder on the Moors recently and LOVED IT! So now I want the WHOLE SERIES!!!!! ;)

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTCom

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    1. Wasn't this a fabulous story, Amanda? I may break down and read the others on kindle instead of waiting for more of Julianna Deerings' Drew Farthering series on audio!

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  15. I really like this series, and while reading them, often forget they are written by a modern author--which is high praise indeed. Please enter me for a chance: adult4beckyATaolDOTcom

    Thanks!

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    1. I totally agree with you Becky that The writing for Drew Farthering series reads as if written decades ago which is high praise !

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