First Line Friday – 10 November 2017 – Death at Thorburn Hall (Julianna Deering)


Welcome to another edition of First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. This week I’m featuring the next adventure from my favourite amateur detective, Drew Farthering. He and Madeline are off to the British Open, but they get a little bit more than they bargained on during this trip! Death at Thorborn Hall released on Tuesday 7 November, and not only did I review this book (you can read my review here), but Drew actually came to visit me on the blog! 😍 I may have been just be a little giddy! But for now, here’s the details of his latest adventure.

~ About the Book ~

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 Rainsby 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.

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~ First Line ~

Madeline Farthering gripped her husband’s arm a little more tightly as they made their way through the mass of people crowding Waverley Station, certain that if they were separated in this chaos she’d never be able to find him again.

I just love Drew and Madeline!

I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂

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26 Responses to First Line Friday – 10 November 2017 – Death at Thorburn Hall (Julianna Deering)

  1. Ellie says:

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first line from A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade on my blog today, but I’ll share the first line from a book near the top of my TBR pile here. “Blizzard-like conditions are expected to last through the evening.” That line is from The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips.

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  2. “The Sun skimmed the horizon in the eastern sky, bathing the far hillside in a pink morning hue.”
    — The Heart of an Agent by: Tracey J. Lyons

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  3. You really are going to send me on a hunt through these Drew Fathering Mysteries with all your enthusiasm for them.

    My first line today is from The Art and Craft of Murder by Cat Parker:
    “One of these days, someone’s going to murder that stupid old woman,” Martha Johnstone said to me, as Hilary Short left my teahouse and walked off towards the harbor.

    Over on my blog, I’m featuring a Veterans’ theme from Abigail Strom’s Waiting for You.

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  4. I love Drew and Madeline too. And Nick. We can’t forget Nick!

    I’m sharing the first line from Susan Sleeman’s Cold Terror today on the blog, but I’m currently reading Welcome to Wishing Bridget by Ruth Logan Herne, so I’ll leave that first line here:

    Don’t do it.

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  5. lelandandbecky says:

    My first line (well, really first two lines because they are so good) is from Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell:

    “Ann Stanway sat in her television producer’s office trying to still the butterflies doing battle in her belly. No, not butterflies, more like buzzards.”

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  6. I do love a good mystery series, I may have to give this one a try. Happy Friday!

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  7. Heather says:

    I have a couple of these books–can’t wait to read them!

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  8. My first line is from a book I’m going to be reading soon Hope Travels Through by Loni Kemper Moore…..

    The first time Dad picked me up at the Evansville airport in his 1976 Corvette, I should have recruited a fairy godmother. Not that I believed in such things.

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog says:

    Still another series I need to read! Ah!

    The first line of my current (AMAZING) read: “How can I help?” – The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.

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  10. Iola says:

    This is on my to-read pile – I love the Drew Farthering mysteries.

    I’m currently reading The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright, which looks like it’s going to be full of suspense. Here’s the first line:

    Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.

    And I’m sharing from The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay over on my blog.

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  11. carylkane says:

    Love Dashing Drew! Happy Weekend!

    SEPTEMBER 1943

    Esther’s father halted the lazy swaying of the porch swing. – While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin

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  12. bellesmoma16 says:

    I want to read this book!

    Happy Friday!

    I’m showcasing The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner on my blog this week. So, here I will share a line from the book I’m currently reading, Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan. I’m just starting chpt. 15, so that’s the line I’ll share:

    “On Monday morning, Kate heard her email ping and saw the message was from the Northern District of Georgia. Her heartbeat sped up as she clicked to open it.”

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