Friday, August 04, 2017

First Line Fridays #3: Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering


Greetings again from little old England for my latest FLF post.
Is it really that time of the week? Gosh. Finished one novel, still getting through another and behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge this year, but I will catch up- eventually. I hope. The Kregel Blog Tour for The Captivating Lady Charlotte which I featured last week ends today, thankfully my post went up on Wednesday and that can be ticked off the list.  I've also created my own little graphic, as you can see above.

So this week I am listing a book I am about to start, instead of one I am actually reading (I tend to read two Fiction books at once) by American author Julianna Deering.
The genre combines two of my great loves, History, and Mysteries as part of a Murder Mystery series set in England in the 1930s. A setting evocative of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, complete with a charming aristocratic sleuth. In this installment, our hero and his friends end up running into a mystery in a hunting expedition on the Yorkshire Moors.

Murder on the Moor: Drew Fathering Mysteries #5



So without further ado here's our first Line:
"And I sank down where I stood, and hid my face against the ground. I lay still a while: the night swept over the hill and over me and died moaning in the distance; the rain fell fast, wetting me afresh to the skin.' ” 
At Farthering Place, nestled in the Hampshire countryside, the rain also fell fast, drumming against the windowpanes, joining the wind and the thunder to make the cold October night even more forbidding."

I know, I know it's actually two lines, but I chose another because the first line is, in fact, a quote from another book. Hopefully, my review will be up soon, until next time, have a great week.

Want to join in the book fun? Visit the other members to look at their books, or comment with the first line of your own current read. 

 
And this week a new member: Nicole at The Christian Fiction Girl

18 comments:

  1. London. May 1914. Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight. From A Name Unknown by Roseanna White! Loving this book. Can’t get enough Roseanna!

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    1. Finished that one last week! Ha ha enjoy.

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    2. Loved that book! Looking forward to the next in the series: A Song Unheard. "A perfect blend of music, history, romance with a dashing violinist, and a riveting chase for a critical cypher." :)

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  2. Great first line!

    Here is mine:

    “I never meant for any of it to happen.”
    The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

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    1. Ohh, sounds nice and mysterious. Grabs the attention. Have a good week.

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  3. Dashing Drew! I've only read book one in this series.

    November 12, 2011

    This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. A Season to Dance - Patricia Beal

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    1. Interesting. Thanks for stopping by, and have a good weekend too.

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  4. I keep hearing about this series, and hoping to get to reading them! Someday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Its taken me months to get around to this book, and a year to get around to the last one.
      I'm going to be honest, they are not my favourite: but the last one seemed to be better than some of the previous ones.

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  5. I definitely know how you feel in regards to being behind on my Goodreads Challenge! Last year I set my goal at 250, and had to read a bunch of quick cozy mysteries to even get close. By 11 PM on the 31st I was at 240 and decided that I was going to end the year with a book I knew I would love, about one of my favorite time periods, instead of trying to cram in ten fast reads because even I can't read that fast. Hope you get caught up, have a great weekend!

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    1. I know. :( . Was your end of year book by Dan Jones perchance? I've read two of his.

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  6. So many things you mentioned in your post that I love...Agatha Christie, Yorkshire moors, history, mysteries...and, I actually have this book--hope to review it soon. I visited York several years ago--it was so beautiful. Happy Friday!

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  7. I've read all the Drew Fathering Mysteries - I enjoy them. (Although they do have that English mystery problem, in that people who get close to Drew often end up dead. Miss Marple had a similar problem.)

    I'm sharing the first line from The Space Between Words on my website, which is a timeslip novel set in England and France. I hope you stop by and check it out.

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    1. I know what you mean. Didn't know that was a Timeship novel. I might have to look that up now.

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  8. I am a fan of Drews!! Have a great weekend!

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  9. I can't wait to read this book...it looks wonderful! And you mentioned so many things that I love...Agatha Christie, Yorkshire moors, history, and mysteries.

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    1. Yup, serious Christie fan myself. Not sure these are quite on the same level, but a decent read anyway.

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