Murder on the Moor (A Drew Farthering Mystery)
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.
I think the major theme of this one is that God sees our hearts, and only He really knows what's there. Another big one is that He has a purpose for each of us, whether we run from it or to it.
Why the author wrote this book:
I wrote this book because I so much enjoy getting my characters into trouble and giving them a little puzzle to solve before I get them back out again. Adding a character who, by sheer coincidence of course, happens to look just like Aidan Turner was just the cherry on the trifle.