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 Fay Sampson ~ September 2, 2014
This summer we have been to one of my most inspirational places – Iona. This is a small off the west coast of Scotland
Saint Columba came here in 563, in penance for causing a war. He founded a Celtic abbey, a church and a cluster of huts for sleeping and other activities. The monks went out across the North of Britain to evangelise the native Picts. After Columba’s death, others came down into England and lit the fire of Christianity in the great Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria.
Vikings raided, and massacred the monks on the beach. The monks sailed... Read More
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ August 17, 2014
I am so delighted to be part of the official blog tour to welcome Jane Austen's First Love, Syrie James' newest release, to my bookshelf and to the bookshelves of Austen lovers around the world. Syrie has written a fascinating article below on the question of whether or not Jane Austen indulged in the 18th century fashion of powdering her hair. But first, let me share my experience reading the book:
One of the functions of a... Read More
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ August 8, 2014
When writing about an historic period no research can beat actually being there. But how often does a writer have a chance actually to live in their time period when they are writing about the 14th century? Well, that's exactly what I was able to do last week.
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 21, 2014
Murder in Time, Another Ellie Quicke triumph for Veronica Heley.
Ellie Quicke remains... Read More
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 9, 2014
Few things can make a usually rational person want to run through the streets shouting or grab perfect strangers and tell them your news like the release of a new book. And that's exactly how I'm feeling at the moment— that breathless bubble in my throat that makes me want to jump up and down and, yes, run through the streets shouting.
By Fay Sampson ~ June 2, 2014
We’re just back from a delightful research trip to Glastonbury, where I have set my latest crime novel, The Wounded Thorn. If I already have some knowledge of a place, it is good to write the... Read More