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Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering

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.

I did enjoy reading Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering. I did not realize when I began it that it was a part of a larger series, but that did not seem to make to much of difference when reading this book. I am sure there were things that would have understood more deeply about the characters and their background if I had read the early books in the series, but it stands alone by itself just fine. The thing I enjoyed most about this book was that it was a straight mystery book. No silly romance thrown in and the Christianity of the characters was evident, but not over bearing. I certainly wouldn't mind reading the rest in this series. And I think if you are person who enjoys British period pieces and mystery, this would be a great book for you.


I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.

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