There are many cozy mystery series out there, so when one stands out above the rest, it’s a reason to take notice.
Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering mysteries are part of a cracking fun, well-plotted series.
In her recently released fifth installment, “Murder on the Moor,” Deering adds a heaping spoonful of atmosphere.
The novel opens with Drew and Madeline being contacted by an old school fellow of Drew’s.
Mysterious circumstances lead to a trip to the school fellow’s ancestral home. This is where the marvelous atmosphere comes into play.
If the title already hasn’t given it away, the moors have a delicious Gothic flavor.
Strange noises, ghostly hounds stalking moors — Deering populates her world with all of the things you’d expect to find, but with a cozy twist.
She has a real talent for creating wonderfully developed characters. Her love for the genre and classic mysteries is apparent.
Deering, once again, gets the 1930s setting just right, with just enough spot-on details to let one’s imagination take over.
Readers would be served best by starting with the first installment in the series, “Rules of Murder,” if they wish to avoid being spoiled.
The Drew Farthering series is a really wonderful tribute to the golden age of detective fiction and fans of the genre definitely should give it a shot.
Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book. However, all opinions are my own.
Julianna Deering is the creator of the acclaimed Drew Farthering Mystery series. She has always loved British history and is a particular fan of the writings of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in business administration and spent several years as a Certified Public Accountant. She lives outside Dallas, Texas. For more information visit www.juliannadeering.com.