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Drew and his wife Madeline have another mystery to solve at the Yorkshire moors, when and old school friend asks for his help. The vicar is found dead on the church steps and there appears to be no motive. Drews friend is an awkward man and its difficult to see what his new bride sees in him. Did she marry him for his money? Is she the murderer?
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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Drew Farthering Mystery
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 Brontë hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moor--property destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered--and worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church.
Drew's friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it's hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can't help wondering if her affections lie more with the man's money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the danger grows ever closer, it's up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it's too late.
Moonpie5 Stars Out Of 5YOU'LL NEVER GUESS THE ENDING!July 6, 2017MoonpieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoy nothing more than a good clean mystery. Ms. Deering certainly delivered! I cant wait to read more of her books this was my first! The married amateur detective duo of Drew and Madeline brought to mind the old classic movies of Nick and Nora, whose films were made in the 1930s, the same era as the books setting.
The couple is called to an old school chums estate in the English Moors to help him solve 2 murders that there could possibly be no motive; the vicar and a poor elderly woman. Also because his bride of less than a year has been hearing things and feels she is being followed
His friend Beaky Bloodworth would be what you would call a geek or a nerd during their school days, the victim of constant bullying. Not only has Beaky done quite well for himself but is married to an absolutely beautiful woman, so much so her reasons for marrying look suspicious. Not to mention her attitude toward her husband, Definitely not that of a gushing newlywed.
The authors descriptiveness of the characters, their personality and physical characteristics were so fantastic, I felt I had a snap shot of them in hand. Beakys name gave me a chuckle as it fit his thin, hawkish appearance. She beautifully captured the interactions between the individuals on all levels. I loved Drew and Madelines sweet and loving relationship. Not gushy but as a good, caring marriage would be. It didnt stop there she painted a word picture of the homes, stores, pub, and especially the moors. I found the latter quite depressing, and gloomy. A perfect location for solving a crime!
The book kept me on edge. Lots of surprises. Every time I thought I had the murderer cornered in my mind another person would appear equally as guilty! It wasnt until the very end the criminal is revealed and I wasnt right on any counts! What a surprise! Just the way I like a whodunit! A book you will want to read!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I state are my own.
2boyzmommyMoorestown, NJAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Cozy MysteryApril 28, 20172boyzmommyMoorestown, NJAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mystery abounds in the Yorkshire moors in this 5th installment of Julianna Deering's Drew Farthering Mystery series. An old school friend of Drew's has requested his help with investigating some disturbing incidents that have been occurring on his property, not to mention the murder of the local vicar. As usual, the police are getting nowhere, so Drew and his wife, Madeline, agree to lend a hand.
With each passing day, the danger gets closer to home and Drew must discover who is responsible for the mysterious happenings and murders before it's too late.
I gave this book a 5 star rating because I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, but I recommend starting with Book 1 so you don't miss any of Drew's exciting adventures. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House and the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review. Can't wait to see where Drew's next adventure leads!
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Outstanding Cozy Mystery!April 24, 2017Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When Drew Farthering and his wife Madeleine receive an earnest request from one of Drew's former classmates, Hubert "Beaky" Bloodworth, to travel to Bloodworth Park Lodge, they are instantly on the scent of another murder in the normally placid community of Buntings Nest. This time the unfortunate chap was the local vicar, found by the milk man, face down on the front steps of his church.
As Drew and Madeleine begin to search for clues, their enigmatic hostess, Mrs. Hubert Bloodworth, raises many more questions than she answers. The estate's moor also houses a plethora of inhabitants, some of them quite surly, hiding their secrets in abandoned ruins and evening fogs; but when a second murder targets another unlikely victim, Drew ups his game plan to include some clever undercover investigative techniques. Battling dead-ends, and lover's trysts to find the truth, will time run out before the murderer hits much too close to home?
It's hard to imagine that a cozy mystery could be written any better than this one.
beckieAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5More Farthering MysteryApril 10, 2017beckieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0"Murder on the Moor" by Julianna Deering is the 5th in the Farthering Mystery series. The series follows amateur detectives, Drew and Madeline Farthering in their English mystery solving quest. In the newest addition to the series, "Murder on the Moor", Drew's old school friend, Beaky, another master of riches and lands, asks Drew and Madeline to help him solve a mired of mysteries in the Moor. The Vicar has been murdered as well as someone has been "haunting" the north wing of his home. Shortly after the Fartherings' arrival another murder is committed and the strange occurrences keep piling up.
The Farthering mysteries are a well written, intriguing, and engaging group of books to read. I have read them all and they are all great. This one might be my favorite. They have that high class, gentry thing going on in them and yet the characters remain loveable and steer clear from the usual obnoxiousness that can befall stories of this era. I highly recommend this book as well as the series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from www.bakerpublishinggroup.com.
Margie5 Stars Out Of 5Murder onthe MoorApril 4, 2017MargieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love Drew Farthering! He was stumped for a bit here and the ending was fantastic!