Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Very Private Grave by Donna Fletcher Crow (The Monastery Murders Series)

Hi Dear Readers,

Make no bones about it, this book is just perfect for this month, or really any time you like to read. I like books like this with hot coffee, and warm blankets, soft lamp light, and I will be transported into a wonderful mystery!

I have several other books by Donna Fletcher Crow, including all of The Lord Danvers Mysteries. I am thrilled to read this first book in this new series! Mysteries, when they are well written like this one, will always  draw me in. I have to say that you can see even more depth in this series than the last ones I read! WOW! A Very Private Grave is a very good read.

Having toured and studied some Monastery, I find this a fantastic setting, and even more so a wonderful way to weave God into things. I can't wait till I can read the next book! Go read the first chapter quick, and see if you can't wait to "turn the page" and read the whole thing. Oh, and I had to list off the rest of Ms. Crow's works, so check out this other link if you have time.

Carol :)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Very Private Grave
Monarch Books (August 1, 2010)
Donna Fletcher Crow
Donna Fletcher Crow is author of more than thirty-five novels. She has twice won first place in the Historical Fiction category from the National Association of Press Women, and has also been a finalist for "Best Inspirational Novel" from the Romance Writers of America. She is a member of The Arts Centre Group and Sisters in Crime. Find out more at

"History and mystery and murders most foul keep the pages turning ... A fascinating read." –Liz Curtis Higgs, bestelling author of Thorn in My Heart
“A Knickerbocker Glory of a thriller, a sweeping, page-turning quest served up with dollops of Church history and lashings of romance. Donna Fletcher Crow has created her own niche within the genre of clerical mysteries.” – Kate Charles, author of Deep Waters
“As in Glastonbury, Donna Fletcher Crow’s descriptions of the English and Scottish settings in her new mystery are drawn with real artistry. Lovers of British history and church history will be impressed by her grasp of both.”—Sally Wright, Edgar Award finalist and author of the Ben Reese Mysteries
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 Fr. Dominic bludgeoned to death and Fr. Antony, her church history lecturer, soaked in his blood.

Following the cryptic clues contained in a poem the dead man had pressed upon her minutes before his death, she and Fr. Antony—who is wanted for questioning by the police—flee the monastery to seek more information about Fr. Dominic and end up in the holy island of Lindisfarne, former home of Saint Cuthbert.

Their quest leads them into a dark puzzle...and considerable danger.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of A Very Private Grave, go HERE.

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1 comment:

Donna Fletcher Crow said...

Dear Carol, Thank you so much for the great review! I can't tell you how delighted I am that you enjoyed A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE. And thank you for recommending a warm blanket to your readers--I still remember how it was on much of my research.