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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.
www.donnafletchercrow.com

Fay Sampson

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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

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Ruin Falls, Another Jenny Milchman Triumph

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ September 16, 2014

 

Well, it's been a busy summer— that's my only excuse— but I finally got to read Jenny Milchman's Ruin Falls which I've had right here on my shelf since I bought it at our shared panel and signing at Rediscovered Books last May. Yes, more than 4 months I've delayed the amazing experience of reading that book. Well, I suppose that's all right because delaying gratification makes one a better person, right?

 
But my advice, gentle reader, is that you're probably already a good enough person— just go ahead and read Ruin Falls Right Now!
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Iona, Fay Sampson's "Most Inspirational" Place

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

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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

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Did Jane Austen Powder Her Hair? Jane Austen's First Love by Syrie James

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

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Living in the Middle Ages, my Pennsic War Experience

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.

 

My next Monastery Murder, An All-Consuming Fire, will have Richard Rolle and other English Mystics from the Middle Ages in the background of the mystery Felicity and Antony are thrust into solving just weeks before Christmas and their wedding.
 
Ten years ago I had the delight of... Read More
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Veronica Heley's Murder in Time

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 21, 2014

Murder in Time, Another Ellie Quicke triumph for Veronica Heley. 

 Ellie Quicke remains... Read More

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Just Released: A NEWLY CRIMSONED RELIQUARY

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.

 
   A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary, book 4 in my Monastery Murders series, has just seen the light of day. Okay, it's only the... Read More

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