Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review and Giveaway: Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering


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Book: Murder on the MOOR, A Drew Farthering Mystery
Author: Julianna Deering
Genre: Historical Mystery
Release Date: February 2017

At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a BrontĂ« hero. There have been several worrisome incidents around those lonesome rolling hills–property desecrated, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered. Worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church, a crime for which Drew can discern no motive at all.

Few in the town of Bunting’s Nest seem like suspects, and Drew can’t keep his suspicions from falling on his friend’s new bride. Do her affections lie more with her husband’s money and estate, while her romantic interests stray to their fiery Welsh gamekeeper? As the danger grows ever closer, it’s up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what’s really going on, and find the killer before it’s too late.

My Thoughts:

What a fun atmospheric read this one was.  A murder mystery set in the moors along with all the creepiness that goes along with that: ghost stories, legends, pagan rituals, a mansion falling to pieces, you get the picture.  Old friends, shifty characters, suspicious encounters and in the midst we have Drew and his lovely wife Madeline looking into the situation for Drew’s old buddy, Beaky.  I really liked the relationship between Drew and Madeline their banter and obvious love and respect they have for each other.  They make a great detective duo team.  The author really paints the town and help puts us there with the speech and phrases that they use.

Drew has a bit of prejudice against a certain someone, solely based on a betrayal done to him in the past.  So we get to watch as he tries very hard not to let that cloud his judgement.  But he is a very cool and confident detective.

This is the fifth book in the series and the first one I have read.  It reads very well as a standalone; however I really want to go back to the first and read the series from the start.  I really want to see the beginnings of Drew and Madeline’s relationship.  This is not the first I have read of Ms. Dearing’s.  I have read her medieval series written under another name and those have been placed on my keeper shelf.  Having already read her stories before, I knew I was in for a treat with this one.

With nods to Jane Eyre and Sherlock Holmes this was a quick read and hard to put down.  The mystery kept me guessing, and I never did figure it out on my own.

I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author


Julianna Deering is the creator of the acclaimed Drew Farthering Mystery series. She has always loved British history and is a particular fan of the writings of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in business administration and spent several years as a Certified Public Accountant. She lives outside Dallas, Texas. For more information visit www.juliannadeering.com.




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Giveaway



 To celebrate her tour, Julianna is giving away a set of the A Drew Farthering Mystery (5 Book Series)!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4664b0499

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