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Donna Fletcher Crow

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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more.

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Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick.

All-Romance Free Books

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ May 16, 2018

May 10-31 I am participating in an All-Romance promotion that offers downloads of 37 romance books completely free. Just click on the cover of any (or all) that appeals to you. Do be sure to check out the rating first, though, because there is a wide variety of levels. When you download a book you will also be signed up to receive more information from that author and will be entered in a chance to win a $30 gift card.

My offering is Where Love Triumphs, Book 3 in my Where There is Love series.

This is only the second time I have offered this book as a stand alone. This was my very first-ever novel, written (and re-written maybe a hundred times...


Feast of the Ascension in An Unholy Communion

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ May 9, 2018


Ascension Day, commemorating the bodily ascent of Christ into Heaven, 40 days after Easter, is one of the most joyous feast days in the Christian calendar. The celebration is always accompanied by lovely hymns such as "Hail Thee, Festival Day" and "Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise." And on one very special Ascension Day I was in the monastery which serves as a model for the Community of the Transfiguration where Felicity is studying and got to experience standing at the foot of the tower and hearing the ordinands far above me sing in the...


The Journey to the launch of A Lethal Spectre

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ April 25, 2018

Oh, the joy of a new arrival, especially such a long-awaited one as A Lethal Spectre, book 5 in my Lord Danvers Investigates Victorian true-crime series. The often-asked question, "How long does it take you to write a book?" Always depends on how you count. There's the moment you get an idea, the moment you start your research in earnest, the moment you actually start writing, the moment you complete your edits...

And then, of course, there's the fact that each of those beginnings overlap. But for me, I would say that I've been wanting to tell this story since, many years ago, we watched a program about Victorian England on BBC and I heard about the Cawnpore Massacre for the first time. I thought I knew a bit about English history, but this...


Remembering Saint George on His Day

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ April 23, 2018

The historic George, patron saint of England, is much disputed, but he was most likely a soldier who was martyred at the beginning of the Diocletian persecutions.  There are many explanations of the sources of the legends of his slaying a dragon but I like to apply it symbolically to his slaying the dragon of evil by standing strong for his faith.

At least, that's how I portrayed the story in the St. George section of GLASTONBURY, The Novel of Christian England, of my epic grail search novel. You can see the print edition here...


A Belated World Book Day

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ April 6, 2018

Even though it is World book Day, there seems to be little made of it in America—at least in my neck of the woods. But for several years now I’ll admit to reading with considerable envy my British writer friends’ announcements of event they were participating in for the day.

Well, it happened this year—I managed to be in England...


Easter Reading Offers

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 17, 2018


This month I’m especially telling readers about my Holy Week/Easter novel A Darkly Hidden Truth, book 2 in the Monastery Murders: 

Lent and Easter in a monastery—a sacred, set-aside time—until a valuable icon goes missing. And Felicity’s difficult  mother turns up unexpectedly. And a good friend turns up murdered... A clerical mystery in the classic English detective style.

It is part of Celebrate His Love, a group promotion, along with more than 25 great Christian reads. You can download...


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