Donna Fletcher Crow

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Donna Fletcher Crow loves to give books away. If you would like a copy of one of her best-selling Lord Danvers Investigates series, go to her website: http://www.DonnaFletcherCrow.com

Donna is the author of 50 books, mostly novels dealing with British history. The award-winning GLASTONBURY, The Novel of Christian England is her best-known work, an Arthurian grail search epic covering 15 centuries of English history.
Donna authors 3 mystery series: The best-selling Lord Danvers Investigates Vitorian true-crime series; The Monastery Murders; and The Elizabeth and Richard Literary Suspense.

Donna and her husband have 4 adult children and 14 grandchildren. She is an inveterate researcher and an enthusiastic gardener. You can see pictures of her r
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Donna Fletcher Crow The best thing about being a writer is also one of the worst things--having so many things to do at one time. I am currently working on launching my…moreThe best thing about being a writer is also one of the worst things--having so many things to do at one time. I am currently working on launching my new release A Lethal Spectre, Lord Danvers Investigates #5; I am re-ediging and re-publishing my Elizabeth and Richard Literary Suspense series; and I am planning the research for my next Elizabeth and Richard which will be Jane Austen at the seashore. The good news is that I never get bored!(less)
Donna Fletcher Crow Stories inspire me. Especially stories from English history. I love to tell about men and women of past times whose actions impact the way we live and…moreStories inspire me. Especially stories from English history. I love to tell about men and women of past times whose actions impact the way we live and think today. Almost all of my books have started with an event in history that I wanted to learn more about and then share with my readers.(less)
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“Three things are required of man—to worship the gods, to do no evil, and to maintain manly behavior.”
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Donna Crow The courageous Frances Doughty has proved her worth in yet another gripping investigation in Victorian London. There is never a dull moment as Frances and her faithful assistant Sarah dig ever deeper and deeper to find the truth behind the death of a man missing for three years. The man's wife, whose hearing impairment is passed off as hysteria by family and medical practitioners alike turns to Frances as her only hope. The history of London in 1881, the teaching of deaf children and the treatment of people with hearing disorders all play an important part without ever slowing down the intricate plot. A perfect read for those who enjoy Anne Perry--but without all the repitition.

Interview with Linda Stratmann here: http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...The Children of Silence


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Donna Crow A quick tour of #Austenland "Jane Austen and Me" http://j.mp/ShDp2S


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Donna Crow I'm so pleased: A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE, first in the Monastery Murders is on special for only $1.99 http://www.amazon.com/Private-Grave-M...


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Donna Crow Two days left to enter drawing for free copy of AN UNHOLY COMMUNION--print or ebook http://ning.it/ZKIrqZ


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Donna Crow Hello and Happy New Year to my GoodReads friends. My newwest book release is A TINCTURE OF MURDER in my Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series. To read the story behind the story you can check out this blog: http://internationalchristianfictionw...


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Donna Crow I'm celebrating sending off the ms for AN UNHOLY COMMUNION, book 3 The Monastery Murders, by recounting the research and writing process on my blog--including pictures from research trip with our own Dolores Gordon-Smith and a sneak peak at the cover.

http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...


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Donna Crow Not exactly a mystery, although there are 2 murders, more an historical epic in the vein of Sarum or Pillars of the Earth, my Arthurian epic Glastonbury, A Novel of The Holy Grail, is now available on Kindle in a completely reedited form for ebooks:

In North America: http://www.amazon.com/Glastonbury-Nov...

In the UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Glastonbury-N...

First published 20 years ago and re-released in 2000, this is the third life for the book I was born to write (to borrow a phrase from my friend Rob Walker) since I wrote my first Arthurian short story in the third grade. The novel covers 1500 years of English history through Celtic, Roman, Arthurian, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Tudor England all through the lens of events on the Isle of Avalon.

Donna


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Donna Crow Best review of my career!
Donna Fletcher Crow is a natural born writer with skills that make reading such a joy. I identified immediately with her young protagonist Felicity, who is the aspiring nun cum sweetheart of not-sure-he-wants-to-be priest, Antony. They, as sleuths, are familiar to those who have read Ms Crow's previous book, "A Very Private Grave;" which you don't have to have read, by the way, to enjoy this second book in the Monastery Series. The couple is irrepressible! I adore them and their bantering, their bravery and their push-pull of relationship throughout this mystery novel. I'm dying to read more about them.

In having read the book, I would say that Ms Crow's influences by other authors are apparent, but subtle. She has a wonderful sense of herself and it comes across brilliantly. This is a novel in the vein of a Carolyn Hart's Annie Darling series with her husband and mother-in-law, but so much a superior quality. Any of you who love a mystery with a moral and a twist will love this one, as well. For me, historical and art references were a plus. Particularly those about the Templars.

I'm now going to be reading the 1st book in this series, and I look forward to her new book coming soon featuring the wonderful Felicity and Antony team called "An Unholy Communion." I truly think I've found my latest favorite author in this gothic, set mystery genre. Hopefully, you'll try this book, too, and join me as an on-going fan.


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Donna Crow Two giveaways this week. Always happy for new readers, but I would love to have my friends be among the winners! Drawings this Saturday for each. Leave a comment to enter— Feel free to enter more than once for your favorite or for both:

Clerical mystery, print book: A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE, The Monastery Murders 2 http://ning.it/JPz4Zr
Romantic Suspense, ebook: THE SHADOW OF REALITY, The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries 1 http://ning.it/IQtTeO


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Donna Crow THE SHADOW OF REALITY, Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries 1, Romantic suspense excerpts and ebook giveaway http://ning.it/IQtTeO leave a comment for chance to win.


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Donna Crow They are saying that author vids are the new thing. I would never have taken the plunge if my agent hadn't pushed me, but here's the result. Would love to hear what you think: http://ning.it/JLmusC


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Donna Crow Day 3 of virtual tour: Meet Felicity, heroine of A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH and Donna Fletcher Crow, her creator in Examiner interview:
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20 million readers a month they say--here's hoping!


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Donna Crow Day 1 of my virtual tour for A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH, The Monastery Murders 2. A fun interview that asks questions I've never been asked before, including my deepest, darkest secret. Can you guess? http://bit.ly/INeY1F


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Donna Crow FREE tomorrow and Sunday, March 17 & 18, Romantic suspense THE SHADOW OF REALITY, The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries 1
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Donna Crow Knights of Malta, Knights of St. John, Knights Hospitaler, alive and well in London--but are they behind the mayhem in A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH? Pictures from my research trip: http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti... Continuing my series showing photos from research trip for MY mONASTERY mURDERS SERIES.


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Donna Crow Blog Exchange: YA mystery/romance writer K. Dawn Byrd interviews Donna Fletcher Crow about A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH. Register to win a free copy at http://www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com/201... Donna interviews K. Dawn about her newest Zoe Mack Mystery on "Deeds of Darkness; Deeds of Light" http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...

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Donna Fletcher Crow
The Monastery Murders: A Very Private Grave, A Darkly Hidden Truth
The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries: The Shadow of Reality, A Midsummer Eve's Nightmare
Lord Danvers Mysteries: A Most Inconvenient Death, Grave Matters, To Dust You Shall Return
The Daughters of Courage: Kathryn, Elizabeth, Stephanie
www.DonnaFletcherCrow.com


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Donna Crow Join a researcher's journey. New blog series revisiting scenes of A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH. Today: The Norfolk Broads with lots of photographs. http://ning.it/wVudAM


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Donna Crow Sally Wright’s first four Ben Reese mysteries, including the Edgar Finalist, Pursuit And Persuasion, are now up on Nook as well as Kindle. Ben Reese is a university archivist-ex-WWII-scout, and the novels chronicle his investigations when his day-to-day archival work is disrupted by untimely death. The plots grow out of history and science and the intricacies of several kinds of art, and are set in Scotland and England, as well as the US, in striking settings that almost become characters in the books.


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Donna Crow From "Novel Reviews": From Novel Reviews: "Loved A Darkly Hidden Truth by Donna Fletcher Crow! The prologue was chilling...and beautiful. Great writing and an intriguing, very unique plot. One of my favs for 2011. (Actually, it'd probably make it in my top three for 2011.)" http://novelreviews.blogspot.com/2012...


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Donna Crow ONE DAY left. A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE on Amazon's Big Deal Kindle promotion ends Saturday at midnight. Only $1.99. http://ning.it/vtNIm7


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Donna Crow If you've loved THE SUSPICIONS OF MR. WHICHER (and I found it fascinating) you'll want to read The Lord Danvers Victorian true-crime series. Book 1, A MOST INCONVENIENT DEATH is currently # 12 on Kindle British Detectives. http://ning.it/vdwNff


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Donna Crow Ah, a cup of tea and a visit about Victorian crime with a friend: http://kathieasywritermacias.blogspot...


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Donna Crow Historical Fiction Excerpts: The Past Impinges on the Present, from A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE, Monastery Murders 1 http://historicalfictionexcerpts.blog...


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Donna Crow I contributed an article on "The Mysteries of Research" to a creative writing website based in Spain--but Don't worry, the article isin English! I contributed an article on "The Mysteries of Research" to a website for creative writers based in Spain--but don't worry, my article is in English! http://www.creative-writing-now.com/p...


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Donna Crow Celebration! My Lord Danvers, Victorian true crime series is up on Kindle (Nook soon to follow). Learn more and see covers: http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...


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Donna Crow I'm back from vacation with some exciting family news and reviews of 3 great reads: http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...


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Donna Crow Debra Marvin of Inkwell Inspirations says she's trying to recreate Stonehenge with her TBR pile. If you like books with English settings from all time periods you'll want to see her Anglophile titles, including A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE http://inkwellinspirations.blogspot.c...


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Donna Crow The Economist recounts story that served as background plot for A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE: http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...


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Donna Crow My romantic suspense heroine Dr. Elizabeth Allerton is featured guest on StoneHouse Inklings' Character Monday http://stonehouseinklings.blogspot.co...


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Donna Crow For all the latest on mystery, romance, history, family saga and gardens, follow me: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pa...


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Donna Crow Most days in a writer's life are pretty routine. Then once in awhile a real energizer drops in one's lap--or more precisely, in one's inbox. I share such a moment today:
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Donna Crow Reminder, giveaway for A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE continues through Saturday midnight http://novelbooks.org/2011/07/11/meet...


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Donna Crow I'm the featured author this week on The Story DJ: http://storydjauthors.tumblr.c​om/pos...


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Donna Crow Free: breathtaking suspense, murder, history, romance. A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE book giveaway: http://novelbooks.org/2011/07/11/meet...


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Donna Crow Family recipes--easy pleasing for the family barbecue and a great Fourth of July political intrigue/romance read for while you're waiting for the festivities to begin: http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...


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Donna Crow Looking for a Fourth of July-themed read for your weekend relaxing? How about political intrigue and a Woodstock-style rock festival in 1971 northern Idaho? STEPHANIE, Days of Turmoil and Victory offers nostalgia, mystery and romance.
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Donna Crow "Footnotes from History" blog gave KATHRYN, first in my Daughters of Courage series a great review today: http://footnotesfromhistory.blogspot....


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Donna Crow Fay Sampson, one of my favorite British crime writers, has just announced two exciting up-coming mystery novels on my blog--one of them hers; one of them mine. http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...


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Donna Crow "What's in a Name?" My series on how my books got their titles continues with the story of why ELIZABETH, Days of Loss and Hope, #2, Daughters of Courage, wasn't named RETA. http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...
This is my mother's story of struggling to get through college during the Depression and then starting marriage and a family on the eve of World War II. I'd love to have you take a look at my parents' wedding picture on the blog.


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Donna Crow Today I'm the guestof the delightful Jenny Milchman on "Suspense Your Disbelief" telling the resurrection story of my romantic suspense series, The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries.
http://www.jennymilchman.com/blog/?p=...


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Donna Crow I love a bargain— don't we all? So I requested my publisher to reduced the price of KATHRYN, first in my Daughters of Courage series to 99 cents on Amazon and Nook and 69p on AmazonUK. 
 
Here's the blurb:   Kathryn had never been short on courage.  But she had never before faced a test like this: a wilderness so hot and dry that the only growing thing is endless miles of rattlesnake-infested sagebrush with the nearest fresh water 15 miles away. Yet Kathryn Jayne is determined not merely to survive.  She will thrive.

Even when those nearest to her die.  Even when murder strikes their tiny community.  Even when a dashing, irreverent Scotsman struggling to outdistance a troubled past brings turmoil to Kathryn's heart.

From untamed Idaho, to Edwardian London, to enchanting Scotland, Kathryn records her experiences in the journals that become an inspiration for her family and the basis for this gripping saga.
 
Donna  


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Donna Crow Fay Sampson, author of the Susie Fewings series, is one of my favorite writers. She is starting a new series set in mystical, mysterious Wales and today she gives us a peak at her research trip to magical Pennant Melangell http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/arti...


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Donna Crow A really fun, in-depth interview today. It always amazes me how interviewers keep managing to come up with new questions.
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Donna Crow I received THE ATTENBURY EMERALDS for Mother's day--a real, honest-to-goodness hardback print book--because I want to have a complete collection of Sayers on my shelf and I include the Walsh continuations in this.

Some might feel that Emeralds starts a bit slow because probably the first third of the book is backstory, but it's done in such delightful dialogue, giving us snippets of Lord Peter and Harriet's daily life as it goes along, that I didn't mind at all--it was like sitting in on a conversation between good friends.

The plot was intricate and well executed, but the bottom line was really the chance to spend time with these delightful people that I have loved for so many years.


message 90: by Donna

Donna Crow I received THE ATTENBURY EMERALDS for Mother's day--a real, honest-to-goodness hardback print book--because I want to have a complete collection of Sayers on my shelf and I include the Walsh continuations in this.

Some might feel that Emeralds starts a bit slow because probably the first third of the book is backstory, but it's done in such delightful dialogue, giving us snippets of Lord Peter and Harriet's daily life as it goes along, that I didn't mind at all--it was like sitting in on a conversation between good friends.

The plot was intricate and well executed, but the bottom line was really the chance to spend time with these delightful people that I have loved for so many years.


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Donna Crow Business suspense writer Paul R. Lloyd interviews me about the joys and challenges of writing contemporary mysteries with historical backgrounds: http://paulrlloyd.blogspot.com/2011/0...


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Donna Crow Advice for Reading, Writing and for Life: http://theunpredictablemuse.blogspot....


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Donna Crow THE DAUGHTERS OF COURAGE, a family saga of Idaho pioneer women surviving drought, the Great Depression, war and political turmoil is now available for ereaders.

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Donna Crow THE MYSTERY VILLAGE a fabulous, brand new website for the very latest news in mystery publishing. Find my news under "Crimes Committed" https://sites.google.com/site/village...


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