Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Murder on the Moor

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Murder on the Moor
Julianna Deering
Bethany House Publishers

Mystery Awaits on the Mysterious Yorkshire Moors 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 BrontE 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.

     If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you've probably noticed that one book series that I've been keeping up with is Julianna Deering's Drew Farthering Mysteries. They are a bit different than most Christian fiction out today, and while they aren't exactly Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers (because I mean, honestly, who is?) they are certainly some of the most charming and vintage-ly fun modern mysteries I've found. Murder on the Moor is the 5th book and probably one of my favorites- set on the moors, it draws upon the mysteriousness of Wuthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Sometimes I found the references to other mysteries/literature were a little over-done, simply because I wanted the book to stand on its own two feet without relying on something else to prop it up, but I liked the plot and it had a good variety of characters. I don't want to say too much about it lest I give anything away, but overall I thought this was a great addition to the Drew Farthering Mysteries, and it makes me happy that Bethany House has taken on a longer series beyond the 3-book formula they normally stick to.

Rating: 8

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Hayden. It's on my to-read-when-I'm-done-with-INSPYs list. :)

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