Our three amateur detectives are back in the third installment of The Drew Farthering Mysteries. Madeline Parker and Drew Farthering are only a month away from their wedding when Drew’s past comes calling. A stage actor has been found dead in his dressing room and a former flame of Drew’s is the number one suspect. Fleur Landis was formerly an actress. Now she is married with a husband and child to protect. Drew is torn between helping her family and focusing on his fiancée.
As Drew, Madeline, and Drew’s best friend, Nick Dennison, delve deeper into the murder, Drew and Madeline’s relationship takes a turn Drew hadn’t expected. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the Murder at the Mikado? Will Drew and Madeline’s relationship survive the ghosts of his past?
I’ve enjoyed everyone of Julianna Deering’s books in this series. The main characters are likeable (even Chief Inspector Birdsong who gives Drew a hard time but encourages his assistance with investigations). Set in 1930s England, the places, characters, and scenes all fit. Book three was as engaging as the others. Maybe more so since I now know more about Drew, Madeline, and Nick.
****Bethany House Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for either a negative or a positive review.