Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering

rulesmurderDownton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling Mystery

Drew Farthering loves a good mystery, although he generally expects to find it in the pages of a novel, not on the grounds of his country estate. When a weekend party at Farthering Place is ruined by murder and the police seem flummoxed, Drew decides to look into the crime himself. With the help of his best friend, Nick Dennison, an avid mystery reader, and Madeline Parker, a beautiful and whip-smart American debutante staying as a guest, the three try to solve the mystery as a lark, using the methods from their favorite novels.

Soon, financial irregularities at Drew’s stepfather’s company come to light and it’s clear that all who remain at Farthering Place could be in danger. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer–and trying harder to impress Madeline–Drew must decide how far to take this game.

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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3 Responses to Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering

  1. Tom Candela May 9, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Hello Simon

    I’m a new member of your Blog/e-mail list but an old listener. Currently listening to the third movement of A Dance to the Music of Time. Wonderful job you’ve done, what with all the characters and keeping them all separate. I now search Audible for books using your name…that’s how much I enjoy your work. Would love to learn more about the process of recording an audio book. I’m not interested in every doing it myself but I find it intriguing. Have many questions I would like to ask. For instance, do you read all the books from start to finish prior to recording them? Do you record by chapter or blocks of time? Teleprompter or direct from the book (never hear any pages turning)?

    Keep up the great work.


    • Simon May 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      Good to hear from you – and to answer your last three questions, Tom:
      1. Usually, depending on the complexity. Though some non-fiction books can be sight read.
      2. By chapter unless the chapters are long, then about 75 mins max at one time.
      3. I use an iPad now – but before that we edited out the page turns after recording.

      – Simon

  2. Julianna Deering (DeAnna Julie Dodson) May 9, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Oh, I’m so excited to see this on your blog and very eager to hear you read my book!

    Thank you. 🙂

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