Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering: A Book Review

9780764218286The rolling, frigid mists that creep in over the Yorkshire Moors hide a mystery as challenging as Drew has ever faced

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 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 Review: This is the 5th installment of the Drew Fathering Mystery series and I’ve loved them all. I find Drew and his wife Madeline so endearing, and I adore their friend Nick as well. Such a great combination of likable characters and intriguing story-lines.

I also love how the author subtly and beautifully weaves faith and God’s goodness and grace into her storytelling.

For some reason, it did take me a bit longer to really get into this one, but that could be due to my own distracting schedule at the moment. Once I became fully engrossed, I was hooked. I also love that the mystery kept me guessing until the end. Well done on that front!

A highly recommended series for those who enjoy a good and cozy mystery with very likable characters.

*I received a copy of this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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 http://www.juliannadeering.com.

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