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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Very Private Grave

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Father Dominic was a kind elderly monk with a love of scones and tea especially when shared with Felicity Howard, a young American girl studying at the College of Transfiguration. Father Dominic presents Felicity with a small,brown paper wrapped package carefully tied with twine as a gift. She assumes it's his book of poems finally in a published book but puts it in her pocket as they both run late for morning prayers.

What she doesn't expect to find upon stopped by Father Dominic's room is to see Father Antony kneeling over him with blood on his hands and all over his room.

While the police begin their investigation, Felicity unwraps the package and discovers a journal filled with cryptic writing from Father Dominic and some hidden clues to what may have led to his murder.

In the book, A Very Private Grave by Donna Fletcher Crow, you find yourself on a journey through England and Scotland's history to uncover the clues to Father Dominic's murder and in the process Felicity and Father Antony may just be the next victims.

I received this book compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I have to say the book is difficult to follow at some points especially Father Antony's detail explanation of the history of the places they visit. Yet all in all, I stayed with it and was not disappointed. Just when you think you have it figured out, you find out you don't after all. I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

For more information about the book, the author or where to purchase a copy and get a first chapter glimpse, please read on:

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 Mysterie

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.


  1. This book is at the top of my wish list.
    Theresa N

  2. Thank you so much for sharing AVERY PRIVATE GRAVE with your readers! And thank you for the good review. (If you would be interested in putting it up on Amazon I would be thrilled.)

    Lovely to hear from you Denise. And a very Happy Christmas to you Theresa! Thank you!


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