A Lethal Spectre
New release in the Lord Danvers Investigates series
Antonia and Charles are swept up in the glittering swirl of a London season as they present Aunt Aelfrida's ward to society. In India Antonia's closest girlhood friend is caught in the most brutal massacre 'in the book of time'. What could these disparate events have to do with murders in London and Brighton? This engrossing story comes to life with all the vivid historical detail readers expect from Donna Fletcher Crow.
"A stunning contrast between the dramas and machinations of fashionable London life and the unfurling of an unthinkable tragedy. A story of lights and shadows, all impeccably well researched and realised."
~Linda Stratmann, author of The Frances Doughty Mysteries
"As somewhat of an expert on Colonial British India, A Lethal Spectre swept me away with mystery set in beautifully detailed Victorian England and in India, showcasing an integral piece of history that greatly affected Great Britain. A must read for all Anglophiles and cozy mystery lovers."
~ Christine Lindsay, author of the multi-award-winning trilogy Twilight of the British Raj
The Flame Ignites
An Elizabeth and Richard Literary Suspense, Book 1
October 1984, the New England hillsides are ablaze with redgold autumn. Elizabeth is beginning her academic career and recently widowed Richard is stuck in the family business. They should be able to help each other but their meeting strikes sparks and raises old ghosts, possibly even the ghost of Richard's dead wife. When Elizabeth finds an academic coup within her grasp for her thesis on the beloved American novelist Elswyth Thane, Richard stubbornly throws up barriers, but why? Rudyard Kipling, William Beebe, Charles Lindberg, Edna Ferber and a host of celebrities from an age past fill the pages of Elswyth Thane's letters, but where is Elizabeth to find clues to the mystery haunting Richard?
A nostalgic return to an earlier, now-vanished time, The Flame Ignites charmingly evokes a long-distance relationship between a young woman just testing her wings and a celebrated American novelist. But what about the smoldering relationship between Elizabeth and Richard?
The Monastery Murders
The complete series is now completely reedited, refreshed and republished, available in both ebook and paperback.
Where There Is Love
Where There is Love is an all-new presentation of Donna Fletcher Crow's beloved Cambridge Chronicles, a series chronicling the history, faith and loves of the Evangelical Anglicans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Earlier print editions of these books are offered at the bottom of this page. Please note that Where Love Begins, the first book in the Where There is Love series, corresponds to the story told in A Gentle Calling. It is not the same as Where Love Begins in the print books.
Daughters of Courage
Through every generation, America's women have exhibited courage, spirit and faith. This sweeping family saga will help today's women find inspiration to triumph in the challenges we all face.
For the Daughters of Courage series, an Idaho pioneer family saga, I turned to stories of my own family.
"It's rare to find novels that combine a strong Christian ethic with such compelling storytelling. Because these are real people and real events, the experiences of faith challenged and faith triumphant are all the more meaningful. I hope that Donna Fletcher Crow's loving testament to her grandmother and mother and to the brave men and women who shaped our country will touch you as much as it did me."
--Lenore Person, Guideposts Books
Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England
The Holy Grail lies somewhere in Glastonbury!
When Joseph of Arimathea and his little band of pilgrims sought asylum from Roman persecution they fled to Glastonbury—and carried with them the most sacred relic in all of Christendom.
This tiny, sheltered corner of Britannia—this holy "Isle of Avalon"—was also a place of refuge when King Arthur and his knights fought off the invading barbarian hoard. And it became Arthur's final resting place.
Centuries later, the discovery of Arthur's bones in Glastonbury sparked a great flowering of the faith and magnificent building—after a devastating fire nearly obliterated the work and worship of centuries.
Then, after the last abbot of Glastonbury was dragged to his death atop the Tor, the Abbey's splendid arches were left to crumble. Yet they stand today—as beacons of hope for the future.
Two millennia of history and legend intertwine around Glastonbury's broken arches. And through it all—through ages ancient and modern—the faithful have sought to answer the same question that Arthur asked: Where is the Holy Grail?
My epic Glastonbury: A Novel of Christian England, grew out of my lifelong fascination with the Arthurian legends. It begins with the birth of Christ and takes the reader through the lives of families in Celtic, Roman, Arthurian, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Tudor Britain. The centerpiece is the Holy Grail as Austin Ringwode, last of the Glastonbury monks, seeks to understand the upheaval of his time. --Donna
Glastonbury Ebook Edition:
Personalized Autographed Copies Now Available!
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.
On Air Now
"The Crime Cafe" An in-depth interview about the whys and hows of writing Clerical Mysteries, specifically The Monastery Murders.
"The Donna Seebo Show" A super interview--it was such a delight to talk to an interviewer who had actually read my book (and loved it)! Click the above link, then scroll down to #317 June 25 2015 Donna Fletcher Crow. Click the box on the right (don't just highlight the show), then scroll on down to play selected files. It's a bit fiddly, but I hope it's worth it!
September 5, 2017 Terry Odell interviews one of my favorite characters--the outspoken Aelfrida, Dowager Duchess of Athelstan: https://terryodell.com/character-interview-donna-fletcher-crows-aelfrida/
August 23, 2016, My writing process, my inspirations as a writer, my favorite books and more. A fun interview.
March 16, 2016, "Listen to Your Mother" The story behind the series launch
Reviews to Make my Day
A super review that really captures the concepts of A Tincture of Murder from the wonderful Mystery People group!
Author Spotlight and a rave for A Very Private Grave Butterfly's Booknerdia. "This is definitely a novel that you want to read without distractions, so that you don't miss any of the subtle nuances or meticulous details that Crow so lovingly bestows upon this captivating story. I can't wait to read the sequel, A Darkly Hidden Truth."
Oh, No! The second I clicked the “email as newsletter” button I realized I had failed to give you the link for the Swept Away Romance promotion that offers my Where There is Love boxed set along with other clean romance books for free/.99 plus the chance to win a $50 gift card. The embedded link above will be live at midnight tonight. Sorry about that!
Where There is Love Special Offer
I am thrilled to be able to offer the complete six book boxed set of Where There is Love for only .99 this month. I have offered individual books from the set before, but this is the entire series, so you can get the whole sweep of events.
This offer is part of the Swept Away Romance promotion which includes 42 other free/99 clean romances as well as a chance to win a $50 gift card. But you will have to act fast. This promotion ends January 16, although my above offer run all month.
Where There is Love: Six novels of the enduring legacy of love and faith. These are stories of real people and stirring historic events in England through the 18th and 19th centuries. Society leaders, university dons, famous preachers, celebrated sportsmen, powerful politicians, highwaymen and rogues… Stories told often in their own words as they direct—and are changed by—events of the day.
“Exhaustively researched…Crow’s series is done with great dignity and feeling.” John Mort, Booklist
“A fine novel…Of course, you must have this book!” Librarian’s World
“Engrossing reading.” Library Journal
Special bonus: The boxed set includes Where Love Triumphs my very first novel. This is the story of the brilliant, but lame Brandley Hilliard whose encounters with the charming Elinor Silbert and the eminent theologian Charles Simeon show him a life beyond any his academic pursuits have taught him. Where Love Triumphs is available only in the boxed set.