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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. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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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. http://www.faysampson.co.uk

A New Look for The Monastery Murders

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 14, 2012

Preparing for the upcoming launch of AN UNHOLY COMMUNION, the third title in The Monastery Murders, Monarch Books has decided to give the whole series a new, darker, more mysterious look. This is particularly appropriate because AN UNHOLY COMMUNION is a darker book as a quiet Welsh pilgrimage becomes a life-and-death struggle with evil.

 

 

Arriving at this new look has been an interesting process because the proposed cover they first sent me was somewhat more mysterious that that for earlier titles, but still in the original format of the series:

Not only will the look be different, the size will also be slightly different. I could give you the exact dimensions, but since it was explained to me in terms of millimeters it’s easiest just to say that it will be standard trade paperback which I’m told is the most popular in American and English stores these days.

And the first two titles in the series will also be given new covers in keeping with my all-new makeover. Ah, if it were only that easy to spruce up an aging face.

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. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Ooooooooh! We like! Can't wait!
-Mary, July 14, 2012

thank you so much, mary! January 2013 sounds like a long time, but there's still a lot to do--I'll be blogging abut the process soon.
-Donna, July 14, 2012

Edgy, darker---yes. Shiver.
-Ann Gaylia O'Barr, July 14, 2012

Oh, goodie, Donna! Can't wait!
-Coco Ihle, July 14, 2012

It's fascinating (since, as you know, I do cover design and digital art) to see what they are doing with the new book's covers. Are they looking for a whole nother audience for your lovely books? Goth, perhaps? Or fantasy fans? I can see these designs selling to those markets. Which of them is going to be used? Or are these designs for both hardcover and paper? I'm eager to read this new one.
-Carol-Lynn Rossel, July 15, 2012

Love the new covers, Donna! :) Marcia
-vinemarc, July 15, 2012

Are you taking votes? I love the light coming in from the side in the second cover.
-LeAnne Hardy, July 15, 2012

Thank you all for your enthusiastic comments! No, LeAnne, afraid I'm not taking votes--it's entirely in the publisher's hands. the first cover is it. I like ot a lot, but do miss the "lightening zap" in the one below it--which was the original design, then they chose the new look.

Yes, Carol-Lynn, I think they are going for an expanded market. This book does deal with the paranormal, so it's a good time for a departure.
-Donna, July 16, 2012

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