October 20, 2017

Review Catch Up Marathon: Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering


Bethany House; 336 pages; $15.99; Amazon
If you like reading Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie mysteries, then I would recommend the Drew Fathering Mystery series by Julianna Deering.

Released earlier this year from Bethany House Publishing is the fifth installment in the series, titled Murder on the Moor. Once again the main character is the dashing Drew Farthering, who, along with his American wife Madeline, heads to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the town of Bunting's Nest at the request of an old friend. Several strange occurrences have occurred in the area, such as fires, property destruction, and sheep and cattle scattered. Then a dead body is found on the steps of the church.

Being a mystery buff, Drew takes it upon himself to unravel the murder, which isn't easy, as there are no suspects. Well, except for one person - his friend's new bride.





Final Thoughts

I've been a big of the Drew Fathering Mystery series ever since I read the first novel Rules of Murder a few years ago, so I guess you can say that I was excited to review the fifth novel. Actually, I had read the book back in February, but never got around to writing a review for it. I ended up rereading this week, just so I could have the story fresh in my mind before writing this review.

Just like the other books in the series, Murder on the Moor is well-written with great descriptions and lively dialogue. Drew and Madeline are fun characters, and once again they shine bright throughout the story. The overall murder mysery is intriguing, but I thought the plot was bogged down towards the end. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed reading the book, but it's not my favorite. I'm still hoping there will be another entry in the series soon.


*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.



About the Author

Julianna Deering, author of the acclaimed Dressed for Death and Murder at the Mikado in the Drew Fathering Mysery series, is the pen name of novelist DeAnna Julie Dodson. DeAnna has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen, or the stage. This, together with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgivness, and triumph over adversity. A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas, along with three spoiled cats. When not writing, DeAnna spends her time quilting, cross-stitching, and watching NHL hockey.

Learn more at www.JuliannaDeering.com.

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