Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Murder on The Moor Book Review

I love reading mysteries and I am always looking for the next great mystery book series.  Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering was published January 31st 2017.  The book caught my eye right away when I saw that it was set in the Moors. The Moors itself is a place shrouded in mystery according to legends, with eerie lights, ghastly figures, beastly hounds, and strange stone circles.

One minute It's sunshiny and beautiful, and the next the fog begins to creep in and your disorientated turned around and upside down.Then comes the dark, the wind and the bone-soaking rain.

And it was on such a dark and rainy night in October 1930's when an old school mate Beaky Bloodworth had called upon Drew Farthering to come and help solve the murder of the town vicar whose body was found dead outside the church. Not to mention Beaky's new looker of a wife thinks she is being followed and Beaky admits he has heard strange sounds from out on the moor.   Hearing of Farthing's prior successes in solving murders Mr. Bloodsworth reaches out to Drew in desperation.  He wants nothing more to ease the fears of his London bred wife and help the police who he says are horridly slow.  So, snuggled up in the front seat of Bloodworth's Bentley Drew and his wife Madeline set off to Bloodworth Park lodge to help solve the crime.

Murder on the Moor is the fifth book in the series of Drew Farthering Mysteries.  This is the first book in the series I have read.  I received a copy of the book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  I liked it so much that I am going to go back and read the other four.  I love that the book is sets in the 30's in England and the main character is a proper gentleman who adores his wife. Julianna Deering is spot on in her descriptions of cars, architecture, and the like of the period. The book is filled with many twists and turns and will have you second guessing yourself when you think you have the whole mystery solved.

This book is for mystery lovers who love the old greats like Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr.

I like to hear about other people's favorite mysteries.  What is one of your favorite mystery books?  Leave me a comment below.