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dlhs8954PennsylvaniaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Murder, A Hound, and A MoorFebruary 25, 2017dlhs8954PennsylvaniaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I don't generally write book reviews in accordance with standard book review practices, such as a comprehensive, detailed look at everything. I tried that one time, and it bored me out of my skull. I'm more feeling-oriented, with general thoughts when I write book reviews.
With this in mind, here are my thoughts and impressions about Murder on the Moor, by Julianna Deering.
I've been reading this series from the beginning. My favorite one is still the second in the series, (Death by the Book), but each book has it's own distinct flair and fun mystery.
In Murder on the Moor, amateur sleuth Drew Farthering and his wife Madeline, have been summoned by Drew's old school scum, Beaky Bloodworth, to investigate strange goings on in the moor, and find out who killed the local vicar, and why.
And yes, there's a hound. Is he a phantom, a gigantic monster roaming the moor to attack unsuspecting wanderers? Or a poor lost dog of a dead owner?
There's plenty to keep Drew busy, especially after Beaky's wife's old nanny is also found dead.
Plenty of suspects abound, the gamekeeper, the neighbors, a poacher, and even Beaky's wife. Drew has his hands full weeding through scarce evidence, and mysterious happenings in the north wing of Beaky's mansion.
And what about a strange patient in a nearby mental institution that Beaky's family has been supporting for years?
It gets dangerous for both Drew and Madeline as they sort through people, history, and few leads.
I'd give Murder on the Moor four stars, because I liked it. It didn't blow me away like the second book did, but I liked it.
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.