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New Release! A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary

The Monastery Murders Series

Book 4: A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary

Murder Stalks the Shadows of Oxford's Hallowed Shrines.

In spite of Antony's warning her not to get into trouble when she sets off to do a spot of translating in an Oxford convent, Felicity just can't seem to avoid danger. But it's hardly Felicity's fault that severed body parts start showing up in ancient holy reliquaries. Or that Felicity and one of the nuns is assaulted. Could the Medieval Latin document Felicity is translating for the sisters have anything to do with the repeated attacks?

When Antony arrives in Oxford with a group of students he is cool to the news that Felicity has forged an uneasy friendship with his sister Gwen, whom he hasn't seen for years. And any family reconciliation is further complicated by Antony's obligation to rush to the bedside of his dying uncle in Blackpool.

The exultation of All Saints' Day plunges to the anguish of grief on All Souls' when Felicity encounters yet another body. Who will be the next victim of the murderer stalking the shadows of Oxford's hallowed shrines?

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Book 3: An Unholy Communion

First light, Ascension morning. From the top of the tower at the College of Transfiguration, voices rise in song. But Felicity's delight turns to horror when a black-robed body hurtles over the precipice and lands at her feet.

Her fiance Father Antony recognizes the corpse as Hwyl Pendry, a former student, who has been serving as Deliverance Minister in a Welsh diocese. The police ignore the strange emblem of a double-headed snake clutched in the dead man's hand, labeling the death a suicide. But Hwyl's widow is convinced otherwise, and pleads for Felicity and Antony to help her uncover the truth.

Matters grow murkier as Felicity and Antony, leading a youth pilgrimage through rural Wales, encounter the same sinister symbol as they travel. Lurking figures follow them. Then a body is found face-down in a well...

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An Unholy Communion

Book 2: A Darkly Hidden Truth

Felicity can't possibly help Father Antony find the valuable missing icon. She's off to become a nun. And then her impossible mother turns up unexpectedly. And a good friend turns up murdered...

Breathtaking chase scenes, mystical worship services, dashes through remote water-logged landscapes, the wisdom of ancient holy women, and the arcane rites of The Knights Hospitaller keep the pages turning. Will Felicity choose the veil - or Antony?

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A Darkly Hidden Truth

Book 1: A Very Private Grave

Felicity Howard, a young American studying for the Anglican priesthood at the College of the Transfiguration in Yorkshire, is devastated when she finds her beloved Father Dominic bludgeoned to death and Father Antony, her church history lecturer, soaked in his blood...

A Very Private Grave is a contemporary novel with a thoroughly modern heroine who must learn some ancient truths in order to solve the mystery and save her own life as she and Father Antony flee a murderer and follow clues that take them to out-of-the way sites in northern England and southern Scotland. The narrative skillfully mixes detection, intellectual puzzles, spiritual aspiration, romance, and the solving of clues ancient and modern.

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A Very Private Grave
Jane Austen Encounter

A Jane Austen Encounter

An Elizabeth & Richard Mystery

English professors Elizabeth and Richard celebrate twenty years of marriage with their dream vacation: visiting Jane Austen's homes. But not even the overpowering personality of their Oxford guide nor the careful attentions of their new friends can ward off lurking alarms. When a box of old documents is donated to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath Richard helps sort through it. Later that night he finds the Centre's director bleeding on her office floor. Could the letter that has gone missing lead to new revelations about Jane's unfinished manuscript The Watsons?

Join Elizabeth and Richard on their tour: Visit all the sites so redolent of Jane Austen and her characters in the beautiful city of Bath; stay in the Chawton House Library to visit the charming cottage where Jane's writing flowered and the nearby Steventon church where her father was rector; stand by her grave in Winchester Cathedral; and enjoy your time at the lovely country estate of Godmersham. But don't let your guard down. Evil lurks even in the genteel world of Jane Austen.

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About the Author

Donna Fletcher Crow is an author of historical novels including the epic Glastonbury, A Novel of Christian England, which was awarded First Place in Historical Fiction by the National Federation of Press Women. Donna lives and writes in Boise, Idaho.

New Release!

Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England


All-new print edition of Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England, from Angelico Press.

What readers are saying:
"Tonight I gave my volume of Glastonbury a place in the top shelf of one of my bookcases. The shelf I reserve for what I call life-changing books." -Jill

"My husband read it aloud to our teen son and daughter and myself and we all loved it. . . Fantastic experience." -Barbara

"A truly amazing read." -Suzie

"Crow has done a fabulous job taking bits of what we know of history and fleshing out stories that bring the different characters to life. . . I've loved reading this!" -Laura

"Transports you into the past! This book is an epic tale, and truly a wonderful work of art!" -Melanie

Read More About Glastonbury

A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary on Virtual Tour

 August 27 "That Rings a Bell" on More Agreeably Engaged

August 13 "Being There" in The Middle Ages, how an author living in 21st century Idaho experiences 14th                        century England

July 28 Sleuths and Suspects interview and giveaway 

Jane Austen on Tour: Coming to a Blog Near You!

September 27 Stitches in Time interview: Which charactersin A Jane Austen Encounter are based on real people?


August 1 Jane Austen in Australia Australasia Writers

July 14 In-Depth Interview for GottaWriteNetwork

July 8 Tour of Godmersham Park and Giveaway on Buried Under Books

 July 8 "Author, Author!" interview

July 4 A Nice Cup of Tea in Jane Austen's London 

July 3 "A delightful cozy" By The Book  

July 1 "I love this book!" JoJo's Corner 

  July 2 "I've neveer read a Donna Fletcher Crow novel I didn't enjoy." Sunny Island Breezes 

March 21 "Inspirations for A Jane Austen Encounter" on Marilyn's Musings

April 6 "Jane Austen and Me" international giveaway on "My Book Blog" from Italy

April 9 Author interview

April14 Mystery Writer's Podcast

April 14 Insightful review: "Donna’s rich descriptions will make readers feel as if they have been transported to the time and place in which Jane Austen lived and wrote."


 April 23 Tour Bath with Jane Austen, lots of pictures and a Giveaway on "More Agreeably Engaged"

April 24 Jane Austen, Dorothy L Sayers and Shakespeare in literary suspense, on "DV Berkom Books"

 May 2, "Jane Austen and Me" on Judy's Stew


May 21 "Why I commit Murder: Felixstowe Book Festival Blog


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Personalized Autographed Copies Now Available!

Free personalized autographs for Donna Fletcher Crow books

Just in time for the holidays, personalized autographs are now available for print and ebooks. Visit the Authorgraph website to order. Free! If you want an autograph for an edition not shown, contact Donna and she will happily add it.