1. Murder on the Moor #5
    Murder on the Moor #5
    Julianna Deering
    Bethany House / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 41 Reviews
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  1. Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Like Watching a Classic Movie
    March 28, 2017
    eLynda
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I like reading all things British, and historical fiction is a favorite genre of mine. Though I don't read a lot of straight mysteries, the reference to Bronte and the Yorkshire moors in the back cover copy was enough to interest me in the book. From the opening scene, this book drew me in and immersed me in the story, so much so that I could hear the English accents as I read and I found a delightful way to spend some time.

    One thing I especially enjoyed is that limited knowledge allows the reader to try and solve the mystery right along with the characters, leaving us as perplexed by the events as Drew and Madeline. There are several instances of diversion that make the case more complex, a few red herrings, and many of the elements that make a cozy mystery so appealing. The moor location lends a hint of the sinister, and the dilapidated north wing makes us wonder what secrets it conceals even as various characters warn of its dangers.

    The historical component is also entertaining and I enjoyed the various references to things like tenants and entails in a more modern time than I usually read. It changes things a little bit, but I can see the roots of the various customs brought forward to the 30s.

    I enjoy classic movies, and this particular book feels like I'm watching Nick and Nora Charles solve another case. While I have not read previous books in the series, I was able to pick up this latest installment in the Drew Farthering Mysteries without feeling like I was lost. But I came to enjoy the characters so much, I plan to go back and start from the beginning!

    I received a free copy of this book through Celebrate Lit, but no compensation for this review. I was not required to write a favorable one and the opinions expressed are both honest and my own.
  2. Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Excellent Drew Farthering Mystery
    March 27, 2017
    Mauri
    Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MURDER ON THE MOOR is the fifth book in the Drew Farthering mystery series. Drew and his wife Madeline are urgently requested to go with his old school friend, Beaky Bloodworth, to his home, Bloodworth Park Lodge, near the tiny village of Bunting's Nest in Yorkshire. The vicar has been murdered on the steps of the church and other disturbing incidents have happened. Drew's reputation as an amateur detective has convinced Beaky he can solve the crimes. There are several suspects, including Beaky's beautiful new wife, Sabrina. Full of colorful characters, the wild Yorkshire moors, and mysterious huge paw prints that appear in seemingly impossible places, MURDER ON THE MOOR is a very entertaining mystery that had me changing my mind about "who done it" till the last plot twist.
  3. Front Royal, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Classic!
    March 15, 2017
    kathae
    Front Royal, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was a classic murder mystery at its best. As the action mounted, I felt more and more uneasy, not knowing who would be the next victim or who the perpetrator was. The cast of characters was well-drawn, to a T, and everyone was suspect! The 1930s English setting drew me in immediately, and framed the whole story perfectly. Fans of murder mysteries in the tradition of Agatha Christie t will certainly want to read this latest Drew Farthering mystery.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Murder On The Moor with Drew and Madeline Farthering
    March 14, 2017
    Annie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is the first book I have read in this series of Drew Fathering books. Julianna Deering has done an excellent job of bringing about the mysteries of the moor. Bunting's Nest is the perfect setting of a small secluded vilage just bursting with mysterious characters, dark nights, and a hound on the lose. Bloodworth Park Lodge, home to Drew's friend Beaky Bloodworth and his alluring wife Sabrina have sinister things happening in fog coming from the moor, and the old unused wing has sounds that go bump in the night. Is there a sinister hound lurking in the shadows, and what of Sabrina herself, what is drawing her alone racing off to the moor? Who is living in the old stone kiln, and the crumbled tower church, and those foot prints, is the old manor dog responsible, but how could he have made them? They are beyond normal, and inexplicable!

    The rugged Welsh gamekeeper is surely hiding something, and known poacher Midgley is bragging in the local pub of money come his way, while he swings his fists at all the other fellows within range. Then there is the poor vicar found dead on the steps of the church, and he is not the last. This book has many twists and turns to keep you guesssing.

    What fun to follow the mystery in the story, so many detailed descriptions, the setting, and characters are wonderful. There are only a few places where the details drag on just a bit, but overall it is a terrific read.

    If you love Agatha Christy, and Conan Doyle, you will immediately grasp on to Ms. Deerings lead as she takes her readers to the moor in this period piece of wonderful intrigue.

    I enjoyed this book. I was supplied this book by Bethany House, the publisher, to read. It was the only compensation I received. The opinions are my own.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Murder on the Moor
    March 14, 2017
    hes7
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
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    Confession: before Murder on the Moor, Id only read Rules of Murder (the first Drew Farthering novel) by Julianna Deering. I had every intention of catching up on the series (and even had all the books checked out from the library), yet I simply ran out of time, quite unfortunately. Luckilyand to my delightwhen I picked up Murder on the Moor, it read easily as a standalone, and Drew Farthering and his friends captured my attention just as well in this fifth book as in the first (and naturally, made me even more determined to read the second, third, and fourth).

    When amateur sleuth Drew heads to the moors to help a friend, he encounters mystery, uncertainty, and classically influenced atmosphere, and Deering constructs this historical story with great style. Her mystery is well-plotted with clever clues to piece together, her characters have engaging depth and personality, and her setting jumps from the page to the imagination with excellent detail. Within a few chapters, I was hooked on Murder on the Moor and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of another Drew Farthering novel.

    Fans of British historical mysteries, be sure to read Murder on the Moor (and the rest of the Drew Farthering mysteries, of course). This novel is delightful and mysterious and will not disappoint. I recommend it.

    Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I received a complimentary copy of Murder on the Moor and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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