Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction, Thriller
Donna Fletcher Crow in her new book, “A Very Private Grave” Book One in The Monastery Murders series published by Monarch Books brings us to the English countryside and Felicity Howard and Father Antony.
From the back cover: Felicity Howard, a young American studying 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…
“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 Fr. Antony flee a murderer and follow clues that take them to out-of-the way sites across Northern England and southern Scotland. The narrative deftly mixes detection, intellectual puzzles, spiritual aspiration, romance and the solving of clues ancient and modern.
I had never heard of Saint Cuthbert until I got this book. Now both this long dead saint and his travels are an important part of the mystery. Felicity Howard is new to solving murder mysteries. She is actually in England studying to be an Anglican priest. Now, through no fault of her own, she is on the run from a murderer who, obviously, would like to see her dead. Her traveling companion is Father Antony who possibly may have committed murder and is keeping dark secrets. The duo are traveling across England and Scotland following the murdered man’s previous itinerary as they desperately struggle to unravel clues to solve the mystery before the murderer catches up to them. Get ready for a thriller that will keep you guessing as you travel from one adventure to the next. Donna Fletcher Crow has created two very unique characters that get along so well together and make such a special team in investigating murder. Felicity and Father Antony are up there in great partners in crime-think Nick & Nora Charles or Jonathan & Jennifer Hart. I think Donna Fletcher Crow is an extremely talented writer who really knows how to tell a story that will grab you and keep you flipping pages until you find out who did it. “A Very Private Grave” is a very exciting book that will keep you engrossed in the characters as well as life in England. This is a wonderful series and I am glad I discovered Donna Fletcher Crow and her wonderful heroes. I recommend this book highly.
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