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Tammy G.East TexasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Read!February 21, 2017Tammy G.East TexasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Drew and Madeline Fathering are called by a friend to come to Bloodworth Lodge by Yorkshire moors (hence the title of this book) because strange and mysterious things have been going on.
Drew finds it "funny" that his friend is smitten with his new bride and the bride seems smitten with her funny and somewhat awkward new husband. Drew seems to think she is out for his friend's money because she seems to have her eyes on the gamekeeper.
Now you see that "prejudices" that Drew has against the new bride. He must look beyond his prejudices to find the murderer and to sort out the problems.
This novel is full of glamorous people, misty moors, unseen beasts, poachers, old problems and new loves. And just when one thinks that's "it" a twist!
This is the fifth novel in the Drew Fathering books but one does not have to read the previous books to enjoy this read. Each book is a stand alone read.
I loved this cozy mystery! This is my favorite of all the Drew Fathering mysteries and I've read them all.
*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*
Favorite Christian BooksCovina, CAAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Drew and Madeline the Dynamic Duo!February 20, 2017Favorite Christian BooksCovina, CAAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I thoroughly love Drew and Madeline! Their chemistry is unmistakable and very fun to watch. I enjoyed the story, although, it started off slow for me. However, the author creates such interesting characters I found myself drawn in. As the story progressed I found it more and more intriguing. Mysteries are my favorite genre and I love it when I can try to solve the crime along with the main characters. The author gave subtle clues throughout the story. But she definitely threw a very nice twist that I didnt see coming.
This is my second Drew Farthering mystery and I look forward to reading more. If you enjoyed the other Drew Farthering mysteries Im sure youll enjoy this one. If you like well written, thought out mysteries, give this a try. If you are an adrenaline junkie that feeds of the Seatbelt Suspense of Brandilyn Collins or the action packed suspense stories of Terri Blackstock, then this may be too slow paced for you.
Rating: 4 Stars!
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, via Netgalley.com, but I was not required to leave a review. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.
Lini536Cambridge, MAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Mystery with a British FlairFebruary 19, 2017Lini536Cambridge, MAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4When old school friend, Beaky Bloodworth calls upon Drew and Madeline to investigate the death of a vicar, they take moments to consider andtake up the challenge.
Setting off for the Yorkshire moors and his friends home, Bloodworth Park Lodge,with a mystery thathas littleclues,Drewonly knowsthat he is determined to help his friend.
Meeting Beaky's wife, Sabrina, is a blast from the past and Drew wonders what the pretty socialite, who loved London life, is doing married to a man from Yorkshire. Regardless, mysteriousevents surround the brooding moors and its residents- sheep killed, talk of the berghaus and possible poachers - all of which keeps Drew's mind occupied. What or who is causing all this commotion?
And then another murder takes place.
This time,an elderly woman who, like the vicar, was harmless and kept themselves to themselves. What is the link between these two benign people? How is Bloodworth Park connected? It's a close-knit community in town of Bunting's Nest. Anyone could be a suspect yet Drew is drawn back to Sabrina. The danger is closing in quickly around the Lodge. Can Drew discover who the murderer is before he or she strikes again?
Another alluring and charming murder-mystery from Deering. Drew and Madeline Farthing are a couple akin to Christie'sTommy and Tuppence with an American flair (Madeline is from the US). A complicated plot with quite a few characters. However, it's easy to follow and the subtly of sub-plots carries the story forward. All theories of 'whodunit' are tested throughout. With a quintessentially British feel, this is an enjoyable, satisfying novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel from Bethany House Publishers as part of their blogger program. The opinions expressed here are my own and I am not required to give a positive critique.
Jani417MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another Great Page TurnerFebruary 17, 2017Jani417MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The latest in the Drew Farthering mystery series will please fans and new readers alike. Set in the Yorkshire moors, this mystery has dozens of red herrings, twists and turns, while keeping the leisurely tone of country living in the manor house and village.
The lord and lady of the manor, an unlikely couple, host Drew and his wife Madeline, as they apply their skills to solve the murder..no, murders happening in the village. Drew has a knack for observing details missed by others and Madeline has keen instincts where people are concerned. Drews lifelong friend, Nick Dennison, goes undercover among a colorful cast of villagers to lend a hand.
Readers will be challenged to sort out the good, the bad, the dishonest and to unravel old secrets. No reader will be disappointed!
I received a copy of this novel from Bethany House and am pleased to recommend it to all who love a good old-fashioned English murder mystery.
DaniellesWritingSpotAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great MysteryFebruary 17, 2017DaniellesWritingSpotAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 5Written in the classic style of Agatha Christie, Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering is the fifth book in her Drew Farthering Mystery series. It follows Drew Farthering and his wife Madeline to Bunting's Nest, England, a quaint country town in the 1930s. Drew's old pal from school days asked for Drew's help solving a series of strange happenings on the moor outside Bunting's Nest.
The kindly old vicar has been murdered and no one knows why. Nor does the local constabulary have leads on the murderer. Drew agrees to offer his amateur knowledge of detection to help the small police force. He also gets nowhere at first.
Meanwhile, Madeline befriends the wife of their host. From her, Madeline learns more about the strange happenings on the moor. A dog the size of the hound from Baskerville, hauntings from the ruins of an ancient worship site, and dead animals left in the open. What all this means, however, is another mystery.
The local poacher who lives on the moor denies involvement, but he's expecting a windfall as evidenced by his freely buying drinks at the bar. The milkman goes bird-watching on the moor and agrees to keep his eyes open. And the dangerously handsome gamekeeper, who everyone assumes is having an affair with the wife of the Fartherings' host, continually appears in unexpected places.
Murder on the Moor was a very enjoyable book. The main characters were likable, though being later in the series, I recognized references to past events that were likely covered in earlier books. And the mystery kept me guessing until the end. Indeed, I found the entire style of the book a cross between the mysteries of Miss Marple and Tommy & Tuppence Beresford. Two of my favorite series.
This was most welcome as I have been critical of recent books I've read published by Christian publishing houses due to the overt preaching that can come through a simple story. In Deerings case, she refreshingly portrayed Drew Farthering as a flawed human who believed in God and, in tasteful moments, perhaps shared those beliefs without pushing them on another person. There were no come-to-Jesus moments, just simple mystery amid a cast of unique characters.
I would look to buy the previous books in the series if the cost was not as high as so many books published by Christian publishing houses seem to be these days. Fortunately, I have a local library, so I may investigate the series there. Perhaps you will enjoy the books as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in order to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.