Donna Fletcher Crow
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.
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.
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 4, 2014
Donna: Veronica, Wwelcome to "Deeds of Darkness; Deeds of Light" and congratulations on your new Bea Abbot Mystery. Tell us about the release.
Veronica: Yes, FALSE DIAMOND duly came out last November here in the UK. It’s now available in America and all points south. Booklist had given it a good review but now I have – wait for it! – a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Donna: Wow! That’s wonderful. Starred reviews are very hard to get.
Veronica: It would be extravagant to say that ‘now I can die happy’ and of course I don... Read More
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ February 27, 2014
We’ve recently been having a fun discussion about P. D. James on that wonderful mystery lovers’ loop DorothyL. James is, naturally, a writer frequently discussed among that group of avid writers, readers, librarians, reviewers, booksellers, etc. This round we’ve been focusing (as much as we ever focus) on her Death Comes to Pemberley, The Children of Men, and Innocent Blood.
And, as you would expect, the responses and opinions have been as varied as the... Read More
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ February 24, 2014
At last, at last! I've been waiting since last September (when the ebook came out) to announce that the paperback edition of A Jane Austen Encounter, my newest Richard & Elizabeth literary suspense, is available in paperback!
In celebration, I want to share one of my all-time favorite reviews I've ever received in my thirty-some years of writing:
The view from Box Hill in Surrey is incredible. But that’s just one of the places readers will visit in Donna Fletcher Crow’s The Jane Austen Encounter. Two professors of English on a second honeymoon have traveled from the US to England to encounter those places made famous by one of the world’s most famous writers. An erudite guide from Oxford directs their steps—she’ll direct which type of tea they drink if she gets the chance. And an underappreciated student asks their aid with her research project. But the best characters in this book, for me at least, are the places—Winchester, Bath, the rolling English country roads and the tiny remembrances of glories past. Author Donna Fletcher Crow renders voices very convincingly and creates a thoroughly enjoyable sense of place in this novel.... Read More
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ February 10, 2014
I first "met" Syrie James in what is perhaps the best way to meet any author, through reading her book. Others in my local JASNA chapter (Jane Austen Society of North America) recommended Syrie’s book The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and I took their advice. I found the book "A Delightful Pastiche," as I titled my Amazon review: http://j.mp/1iHCpN9
Syrie James' Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen is one of the best Jane Austen spin-offs I've ever read. She did a great job of giving us the known outline of events in Jane's life, then filled in with possible scenes which Jane herself could have drawn on as background for her own stories. I had great fun identifying the... Read More
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 29, 2014
Ah, a whole week in the California sunshine. And, as if that weren’t enough, I got to have lunch with my daughter-in-law Kelly and author Syrie James. I’ve blogged earlier about meeting Syrie at the Jane Austen Society conference last fall ( http://j.mp/1bf0Gpa ) and I’ll share more about Syrie and her latest book... Read More
By Fay Sampson ~ January 16, 2014