CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Debbie Clatterbuck who won a "Spa Moment with The Reluctant Guardian!"



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Murder on the Moor is Now Available - GIVEAWAY

I'm thrilled to announce that, after what felt like years of waiting, Book Five in the Drew Farthering Mystery series, Murder on the Moor, is now available.


Here's the story:

    At the urgent request of Drew's old school friend, Hubert "Beaky" Bloodworth, 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. According to Beaky, there have been several incidents of mischief making out on the moor, property destroyed, fires started, streams dammed up, sheep and cattle scattered and, if local gossip is to be believed, the sighting of the shadowy figure of a great black hound. Worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church, and no one can imagine who would want to kill him.
    Beaky is obviously smitten with his wife of eight months, the gorgeous and vivacious Sabrina Bloodworth, though it's hard to imagine what she sees in a man as awkward and plain as he. Drew can't help wondering if Sabrina's affections lie more with Beaky's money than himself and, just perhaps, with the fiery Welsh gamekeeper, Rhys Delwyn. Delwyn says poachers are to blame for the recent trouble, Sabrina claims the moor is haunted, and Beaky suspects that Carter Gray, a neighboring landowner with a longstanding grudge against the Bloodworths, is behind the episodes. But when someone else is murdered and the troubling incidents grow more threatening, Drew begins to suspect local ne'er-do-well Jack Midgley of more than poaching. But just how does Midgley fit into the scheme and who is paying him? It's up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it's too late.



I had such fun writing this one. And, being the Anglophile that I am, I very much enjoyed researching the Yorkshire moors and some of the legends that are told even today. The tales of a huge spectral hound haunting the moors did not originate with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles but are far older and more deeply attached to the lonely moors and English legend.

I'm also very excited to say that I've seen the cover for Drew's sixth adventure, Death at Thorburn Hall, and it will be revealed exclusively in my next newsletter. Now's a great time to become a member of Drew's crew. You can sign up at http://www.juliannadeering.com

Here's a little glimpse:

 


 Death at Thorburn Hall is coming this fall from Bethany House.

Murder on the Moor is now available from these fine retailers or a bookstore near you:







For a chance to win a copy of Murder on the Moor, answer at least one of the following questions in the comments:

What makes a good mystery great?

What is your favorite cozy mystery?

What would you like to see in Drew's next adventure?
GIVEAWAY IS LIMITED TO U.S. MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY AND VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DRAWING.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED. THANKS FOR ENTERING! 

32 comments:

  1. First off, CONGRATS!! :) It must be very exciting to see your hard work in book form and know it's being loved by many fans. :)

    I'll answer all three...

    1. The thing that makes a mystery great is if you can get the reader to sit on the edge of their seat wanting to know more. If you can stump even the best detectives. You've managed to stump me twice and the other two times I've figured it out partially. I believe that is why...

    2. Your Drew series are my favorite cozy mysteries. I like to be stumped and I love engaging characters. Yours has both, so where can you go wrong? :)

    3. Given I have yet to read the fifth one, I would love to see a baby and/or Nick get his happy ending. Nick is one of my favorites, so I find myself wishing for him to get a good story as well. Oh, I want Madeline's aunt to come back into play as well. I loved her. She made me laugh.

    Thanks for the chance to win! My contact info is - Ninjaspy13 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you'll enjoy Nick in Murder on the Moor. And you'll be glad to know that Carrie returns in Death at Thorburn Hall. Will it be a happy ending? You'll have to wait and see. :D

      Delete
  2. I just love your Drew mysteries. I decided to start the series just after I read one of Annie's Attic books and low and behold!!! You were the same author!! Incognito!!! Can't wait for the next one! paulams49@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sneaky that way. ;)

      I'm so glad you're enjoying the books.

      Delete
  3. I always enjoy reading and reviewing for Drew. Love the vintage setting and Britishisms. Write On!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I SO appreciate you, Barbara! Your support means so much to me. :)

      Delete
  4. Cannot wait to read this one! Pretty much all of these books make for the perfect cozy mystery - the balance of mystery solving and history is perfect. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy. :)

    dreamer13(at)frontier(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rissi! It's readers like you who let me keep writing.

      Delete
  5. I'm looking to reading this. I've enjoyed all Drew's adventures so far, and I'm sure this will be no exception!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Iola. Don't tell the others, but this is my favorite of the series so far. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it.

      Delete
  6. What makes a good mystery for me is one with a good puzzle to it. I get the pieces and try to fit them all together but I'm only able to figure it out at the end. Add wonderful characters that I can revisit and that makes a good cozy mystery for me. Thanks so much for the giveaway and congrats on this new release!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I agree! I love to try to solve the puzzle before the sleuth does.

      Thank you, Loraine. :)

      Delete
  7. Congratulations! I love Drew books and I am so excited to read this one...and I now have my copy! Huzzah!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! I'm glad you got yours. I hope you enjoy it. :D

      Delete
  8. I've read all of Drew's books except for this one (and I'm hoping to read it soon--would love to win it!). I really enjoy the characters. It would be fun for Drew and Madeline to have a baby, though probably not too soon. They need to be free to travel; it would be harder with an infant. I'd also like to see Nick and Carrie marry. I imagine whatever you decide will be fine with me!

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Pam. You'll have to stay tuned to see what happends next, but I will tell you that Carrie does come back in Book Six. Whether or not she and Nick get a happy ending remains to be seen. O.o

      Keep reading!

      Delete
    2. Oh, I will certainly keep reading!

      Delete
  9. Congratulations on your release! I'm excited for another Dashing Drew adventure!

    Tension and angst are part of a great mystery. I love mysteries that pull me in from the beginning and keeps me guessing until the end.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. The thing that makes a great mystery is the suspense along with the unknown.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's very true, Robin.

      Please leave your contact information if you'd like to be in the drawing. :D

      Delete
  11. I love the Drew series! Can't wait to read this one. I also like the bug man series by Tim Downs.
    grams57(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't tried that one. I'll have to check into it! :D

      Delete
  12. A mystery that grabs me and pulls me in and keeps me guessing is a good mystery for me. Suspense that keeps going through the whole story.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I agree, Winnie!

      If you'd like to be in the drawing, please leave your contact information. :D

      Delete
    2. Yes, I'd like to be in the drawing. Thanks! whthomas13 at yahoo dot com.

      Delete
  13. I'm not sure what make for a great mystery. I don't usually read this genre. Your books look interesting though. Count me in please. jlytranch at Hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you'll give some mysteries a try, JJ. They're a lot of fun!

      Delete
  14. I can’t tell you exactly what makes a good mystery, but can tell you I adore them. I read most of the Nancy Drew books as a young girl. As an adult, I discovered the Lord Peter Wimsey books by Dorothy L. Sayers, and just loved those—I still do. Also I really enjoy Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence a couple who solve crimes together. Another mystery solving couple I really like are Mary Higgins Clark’s Alvirah and Willie Meehan.

    Please include me in this giveaway, I have read all the books in this series and think they are wonderful!

    Becky
    adult4becky AT aol DOT com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you're enjoying the books, Becky. :D

      Delete
  15. Congratulations, Pam K!

    Thanks everyone for entering. :D

    ReplyDelete