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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 15, 2017
An All-Consuming Fire, Book 5 in my Monastery Murders, is available free through March 30 on Creative Christian Reads. And that's just the beginning. Twenty super Christian books across a wide variety of genres are all free. Plus, by signing up you will be eligible to win a $25 gift card.
I urge all my reading friends to check out this very special collection that includes mystery, romance, thrillers, historical, fantasy and more. As the ad says, "Fill up you ereader"! And, as yet another bonus, when you choose to download a book (and you're welcome to download them al...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 10, 2017
The freebies just keep coming! Yesterday I blogged about our great FREE 9-book set of mystery novels from Crime Cafe. Today I want to let you all know about the companion set of 5 mysterious short stories from best-selling authors which you can get FREE here.
Our focus on setting continues today as three of our short story authors share about the places their stories take you to.
First, join Jenny Milchman in Life in the head of a suspense writer. Life in a small town:
I make my way up the winding country road, feet skipping over each other in sudden haste, glancing over my shoulder. There's somebody behind me, walking at a steady clip. It's winter and we're both swathed in over-garments. It's hard to tell who might be following along--someone I know? A stranger? A man, surely, given his height, the bulky breadth of him in his dark, sweeping coat. I'm only out here on a short walk--a breather from the story I'm writing--a burst of exercise I had to push myself to take, given how warm and cozy my house was, how cold I feel right now. And how nervous. This is a long, lonely stretch of road. Nothing else out here besides the two of us, except for some cawing crows. If I turn around and walk back toward home, I'll have to go right past whoever this is. But I can't stay ahead of him either. He's speeding up. And he's longer legged than I, and faster. I usually only walk--jogging is for people more motivated and in better shape than I--but I break into a run as the person in back of me increases his pace. I whip my head left, then right. A house to one side--but empty, abandoned--I live in a cluster of mostly summer homes. Dense woods on the other; I picture a gnarled and twisting run through skeletal trees. Then the person is beside me. No time to make a choice. "I've never seen you run before!" he calls...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 9, 2017
23 Shades of Black by Kenneth Wishnia is set in New York City in a time especially ripe for a mystery novel:
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 5, 2017
Hooray—I managed to type 2017 the first time, so now I can wish all my readers and friends a very Happy New Year!
As to my garden report, one word sums it up—snow! More than I have seen in Boise in my very long memory. It certainly gives new meaning to the term White Garden.
As to my writing report, I can announce with a great sense of accomplishment that I have managed to publish two boxed sets of my backlist series:
The Daughters of Courage is my family saga of pioneers in the Idaho...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ December 10, 2016
Do you have a cherished Christmas fantasy? Mine, which I’ve nurtured for years, but am yet to realize, is that I’ll have all my work and preparations done by the first week in December and then be able to spend the rest of the month sitting by a beautifully lit tree, sipping tea and reading Christmas stories. Well, as the song says, “You gotta have a dream if you’re going to have a dream come true.” So I’m still dreaming.
At least through the years I’ve had the joy of writing lots of scenes of Christmas into my novels, so if you envision a time for reading as part...
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ December 1, 2016
My major project this year has been to get all of my out of print books republished and available at least as ebooks with print editions soon to follow. As with most such goals, this has taken far, far longer than I ever imagined and I certainly won’t have everything up by the end of 2016—but then, what’s 2017 for?
At least I’ve made significant progress. Just this week two books came out in new editions:
A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary, book 4 in my clerical mystery series The Monastery Murders...