Murder on the Moor (Drew Farthering Mystery #5) by Julianna Deering

Murder on the Moor (Drew Farthering Mystery #5)

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 f...

Details Murder on the Moor (Drew Farthering Mystery #5)

TitleMurder on the Moor (Drew Farthering Mystery #5)
Release DateJan 31st, 2017
PublisherBethany House Publishers
Number of pages336 pages
GenreMystery, Historical Mystery, Christian, Historical, Christian Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Murder on the Moor (Drew Farthering Mystery #5)

  • Sarah Sundin
    I keep saying this about the Drew Farthering Mysteries, but this one is my favorite! In Murder on the Moor, Julianna Deering explores some fascinating characters and tips expectations on their ears. As in the best mysteries, I suspected everyone and no one. I was thrilled that the actual culprit was high on my list . . . although I didn’t know why. Come for the clues and the mystery, but stay for the characters and a beautiful tale of sacrifici...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    I have finally met Drew Farthering, and the pleasure is all mine. Suave but not arrogant. Handsome and besotted with his wife, Madeline. Kindhearted. Strong but not so much that he doesn’t realize he needs God. A book lover (be still my heart) and an amateur sleuth. Yep. Drew, my friend, I apologize for not making your acquaintance much sooner.In this installment of his eponymous series, Drew and Madeline head off to the moors to help out a fri...
  • Elodie (Readable Mélange)
    I'm a big fan of classic mystery authors like R. Austin Freeman, S.S. Van Dine, and other writers similar to the Detection Club. There's really no genre with so much character as mysteries from the 20's and 30's. Murder on the Moor is in that tradition, and it holds its own.What I immediately noticed was that it didn't instantly hold my attention, and when I thought more carefully about that, it occurred to me that when I read a book like this, i...
  • Cara Putman
    I adore Julianna Deering's Drew Farthering novels and this was one a perfect addition to the series. Drew and Madeline are on their way to the moor to help an old schoolmate of Drew's. There are odd happenings around Beaky's estate, and now there's been a murder. They go up to help sleuth about, but goings are slow and another murder occurs. Drew has a lot to learn in this novel...a lot about judging people and seeing them for who they are. The m...
  • Jamie
    3.5Julianna Deering keeps us on our toes with more stories of Drew and Nick (and Madeline) getting into mischief, solving crimes and winning fans along the way. In her latest installment, readers are taken outside of Drew’s home and into the moors, where anything can happen.While this one took me a bit longer to get into, once it started moving forward, I enjoyed seeing how the mystery unfolded. I thought I had a pretty good idea of suspects an...
  • Dawn
    I'm really glad that these books don't necessarily have to be read in order. I think I've read books 1, 3, and 5. Of the ones I've read, I think that this one may be my favorite one. First of all Drew and Madeline are delightful. I've forgotten how much I've enjoyed them. I also really enjoyed the fact that there are TONS of suspects, but as a reader, I didn't really know which one was the killer. I've read some mysteries where the killer's ident...
  • Iola
    I have enjoyed every one of Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering Mysteries, but I think Murder on the Moor is the best yet. It’s the fifth book in the series, and although there is a minor subplot arching over the series, this can be read as a standalone, or as part of the series. And best of all, reading them out of order won’t hurt. In Murder on the Moor, Drew and Madeline Fathering are called to an old house in a tiny village on the edge o...
  • Joan
    I grew up reading mysteries from Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. Reading this mystery series by Deering is like coming home again. The dialog, the setting, the mystery, and the characters are crafted with precision. What a treat.Drew Farthering (who reminds me of Lord Peter Wimsey) has been asked by an old classmate to help solve a mystery. Mysterious activities have been happening on his estate, culminating in the murder of the village vicar...
  • Carissa
    Julianna Deering is my new hero. She's a queen among women; wielding her pen with the efficiency of Aragorn and his sword Anduril.Where do I even start with my praises of Murder on the Moor?!Okay, first of all, great character development in this 5th book in her Drew Farthering series. Drew and Madeline have been married for almost 2 years now, still happy little newlyweds, but Drew undergoes a maturing of character that involves not letting past...
  • Rachael
    The problem with reviewing a mystery is that it can be so hard to gush about the things one likes without spoiling the plot, hence the following somewhat vague praise. I was pleased to have figured out (or, in the case of the murderer, simply guessed right without anything to back it up other than intuition from reading too many mystery novels) a couple of the mysteries in the story before Drew did. It's so satisfying to beat him, even if logic w...
  • Amy
    What a fun atmospheric read this one was. A murder mystery set in the moors along with all the creepiness that goes along with that: ghost stories, legends, pagan rituals, a mansion falling to pieces, you get the picture. Old friends, shifty characters, suspicious encounters and in the midst we have Drew and his lovely wife Madeline looking into the situation for Drew’s old buddy, Beaky. I really liked the relationship between Drew and Madeline...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    When it comes to mysteries, it’s hard to go past the Yorkshire moors for atmosphere, and that’s exactly where Drew and Madeline head for this fifth mystery in the Drew Farthering series. Mind you, I love the atmosphere in each of the Drew Farthering novels, regardless of where they’re set—because Drew is the quintessential 1930s English gentleman, and there’s just something about him, as well as the era and setting he inhabits, that’s...
  • Debbie
    "Murder on the Moor" is a historical mystery set in 1934 in England. It's the fifth book in a series. You don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one, and this novel didn't spoil the previous mysteries.The characters had depth and reacted realistically to events. Since Drew was betrayed by a beautiful woman in the past, he struggled to be objective about some of the suspects and misinterpreted some of what was going on.The myste...
  • Ruth
    Although over a year has passed since his last case, amateur sleuth Drew Farthering hasn't lost his passion for solving crimes, and therefore when his old school chum comes calling with a plea for assistance, he is unable to resist the lure of a fresh case. Hubert "Beaky" Bloodworth recently inherited Bloodworth Park Lodge, the family seat located in the Yorkshire moors. In the months since taking possession of his inheritance, he and his new wif...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: Murder on the Moor (Drew Farthering Mystery #5)Author: Julianna DeeringPages: 321Year: 2017Publisher: Bethany HouseMy rating is 4 stars.An old school chum of Drew’s, Beaky Bloodworth, arrives on Drew’s doorstep asking for his detective skills in his home village on the moors. Drew hasn’t had a mystery for quite a while so he and Madeline are up for the case. They travel to Beaky’s neck of the woods to try and discover who has been ...
  • Debbie
    "Murder on the MOOR" by Julianna Deering is the fifth book in the "A Drew Farthering Mystery Book " series. Even though this book is the fifth in the series, it is a book that can be read out of order and still be enjoyed but yes I did read the other 4th first, admit it if you have read my other reviews you knew I was going to say that, right!I think "Murder on the MOOR" was the saddest of the five because of the theme, yes I know they all deal w...
  • ASC Book Reviews
    LOVE IT!!!!!!! This was my first Drew Farthing mystery AND IT WAS GREAT!!! I can't wait to read the ones before it! There were a few things that were mentioned from the previous books, but Julianna added them in a way that I still felt like this was a stand alone and yet made me curious enough to go back and see what I've missed! :D I also fell in love with her style! This is a fantastic mystery that left me wondering what could possibly happen n...
  • Jessica Higgins
    Another murder, another mystery, and Drew and Madeline are back to solve it!As Drew and Madeline Fathering get ready for another typical night, the phone suddenly rings with a request to speak with Drew. One of Drew’s old schoolmates, Beaky Bloodworth, is calling with a request for his help. He has read about Drew’s amateur sleuthing in the newspapers and wants his help to investigate some matters going on up in Yorkshire at his newly inherit...
  • Missica Skeens pullen
    This is your classic "Who done it" mystery novel with a twisting ending that you may not see coming until it hits you like a ton of books. Drew and his wife Madeline are not professional detectives, but that doesn't really matter. There is a crime, it needs solving, and they are the ones to do it!The book is well paced, and the plot is easy to follow, but unexpected. That's always a refreshing combination when it comes to a mystery story! The cha...
  • Susan
    An old Eton friend asks Drew Farthering and his American wife Madeline to investigate when the local vicar is brutally murdered, following a series of unexplained occurrences around Bloodsworth Park Lodge in Yorkshire. Drew is suspicious of Beaky's beautiful wife--after all, Beaky is a good chap but would never win any beauty contests. A second murder adds more puzzlement, and it's not until Drew himself is arrested following a third death that h...
  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOKWhen Drew and Madeline Farthering comes to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors to solve a mystery, they sure wasn’t expecting to suspect the wife of their friend who called them there. But everything seemed to point to her. But the case wasn’t that easy. There were a lot of weird things happening that just didn’t make sense. It seems that Drew and Madeline have their work cut out for them.Each b...
  • Kella
    Julianna Deering takes her readers on an intriguing who-done-it adventure through the wild moors of Yorkshire, filled with questionable characters, alibis, and murder. Drew Fathering, his wife, Madeline, and their friends must be on high alert if they want to survive this intense murder mystery.Murder on the Moor is my first novel of Julianna Deering’s. I enjoyed meeting amateur sleuth, Drew Farthering, and the many quirky characters filling th...
  • Jessica
    I was blown away from this book by Julianna Deering. I’ve read that her books that even Agatha Christie would love to read so I HAD to get my hands on one of her books. The books premise is that Drew and his wife, Madeline, are called to aid a friend Drew knew when he was a young teenager, nicknamed Beaky. An unexplained murder has happened in their small town and only Drew can help! It’s a race to find out who murdered the vicar before the m...
  • Lynn
    How is it that Drew Farthering books just keep getting better and better?After the darker events of Dressed for Death, Drew and company are back in Murder on the Moor to solve another mystery. The usual suspects are there, Bunny is mentioned (as always - I really, really hope someday we get to "meet" this man, he fascinates me), and so is Birdsong, since the mystery of the book takes place outside of Drew's usual stomping grounds.Once again the s...
  • Holly
    I thoroughly love Drew and Madeline! Their chemistry is unmistakable and very fun to watch. I enjoyed the story, although, it started off slow for me. However, the author creates such interesting characters I found myself drawn in. As the story progressed I found it more and more intriguing. Mysteries are my favorite genre and I love it when I can try to solve the crime along with the main characters. The author gave subtle clues throughout the s...
  • Doreen
    Drew and Madeline Farthering head out to the Yorkshire Moors at the request of Drew’s school chum, Beaky. Mysterious things have been taking place including the death of the local vicar. As it happens, the local police is a relative of Chief Inspector Birdsong. This policeman, however, is much more receptive to Drew’s help than was Chief Birdsong. This was a very solid mystery with phantom hounds, vanishing people, mysterious hide-aways, as w...
  • Barbara
    Drew and Madeline at their best. I have enjoyed all the Drew series by Julianna Deering, but this one was the best yet. So many questionable and some slightly sly characters mixed in with some quirky friends to keep me guessing. This author must have fun writing the little humorous twists and turns. The characters are beginning to feel like old friends. Love the English settings and peek into another time period.Easy to recommend to those who enj...
  • Suzie
    There’s just something fun about the Drew Farthering Mystery series by Julianna Deering. The amateur detective, his wife, and best friend manage to work through murder investigations in the 1930s, eventually stumbling on the truth.In Deering’s newest offering, “Murder on the Moor,” Drew and his wife travel to the Yorkshire moors at the request of one of Drew’s classmates. As they investigate the murder of the town vicar and another murd...
  • Janet S. Holbrook
    I love these books!I have loved getting to know the characters in these books, and seeing them grow and change. And I have enjoyed their quirky sense of humor and witticism. There are plenty of plot turns and surprises. This new installment does not disappoint. I hope there are long series of these to come!
  • Kelly Hodgkins
    This novel is as interesting as it's summary sounds! My first read of this author, I was excited to find the characters have depth and the mystery intrigue! I enjoy solving and puzzling alongside our sleuths and this is one that gives you the full picture, the clues to the unexpected twists are all there to be found. I enjoy the gentle entwining of Christianity in the character of our leads, Drew and Madeline. Beautifully written and well paced, ...