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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.

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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.

Kindle Countdown Deal

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ April 18, 2017

In celebration of completing the huge project of re-editing and republishing the entire Monastery Murders series, I have just enrolled book 1 A Very Private Grave for a Kindle Countdown Deal. I've never done this before, but I'm hoping my readers will find it a fun way to get a bargain.

Here is how it works: On Thursday, April 20, for 80 hours beginning at 8:00 am Pacific Time, A Very Private Grave will be available for .99. At 4:00 pm on April 23 the price goes to 1.99 for the next 80 hours. On April 17 at 12:00 am the price will revert to its original 2.99.

Since that's a lot to remember I'm hoping everyone will simply buy the...


Thoughts on The Crown of Thorns

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ April 14, 2017

One of the legends of Glastonbury that influenced my writing of the epic of the same name was the story of Joseph of Arimathea taking refuge in Britannia after the Crucifixion of Christ, bearing with him a staff cut from the very tree from which the Romans had fashioned the Crown of Thorns used to pierce Jesus' brow as he hung on the cross. The story is that as Joseph stood on the brow of Wearyall...


An All-Consuming Fire in Super Giveaway

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...


Short Story Anthology Continues Free Armchair Travel

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...


Nine Novels Free for Armchair Travelers

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 9, 2017

One of the best things about reading a novel is the opportunity to visit new places, or revisit old places through new eyes. Crime Cafe offers a boxed set of nine novels that take you to fascinating settings--Free through March 11.

23 Shades of Black by Kenneth Wishnia is set in New York City in a time especially ripe for a mystery novel:

Nowadays, crime in NYC is down to historic lows, but from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, it was the Wild West: huge swaths of the South Bronx were burnt out and abandoned, and the subways were filthy, covered with graffiti, broiling in summer and freezing in winter, and late at night the transit cops...


A Snowy New Year

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 5, 2017

 January 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...


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