Murder On The Moor by Julianna Deering

Intriguing

Murder On The Moor by Julianna Deering is a historical murder mystery. It is the fifth book in the Drew Farthering series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Set in the years following the Great War Murder On The Moor is written in a style reminiscent of P.G.Wodehouse, Sherlock Holmes and Rebecca all rolled into one. The ‘voices’ were very much the clipped English tones from the 1950’s BBC.

Set on the bleak Yorkshire moors, the technique of pathetic fallacy was employed, as the weather and the setting mirrored the action. This produced a great atmosphere for the reader.

This was my first Drew Farthering novel and at first I found the mix of characters a little confusing but I soon got into it.

The plot was intriguing and intricate and well thought out. As the murder count rose, I was reminded of the television program Midsommer Murders. I tried my hardest to guess the outcome but failed.

An old style murder mystery just perfect to wile away the afternoon.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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