"I've always been a fan of the traditional cozy murder mystery such as Agatha Christie wrote, or Dorothy L. Sayers, or Margery Allingham--the sort of story portrayed on A & E or PBS Mystery Theatre. So I was excited to discover a modern-day voice that has captured that fast-paced and snappy dialogue that you would find in a Tommy & Tuppence who-dun-it. That voice is Donna Crow, award-winning English novelist who lives in Oregon."
-Author Christine Lindsay
* * * Donna Fletcher Crow brings you through time in this British Romantic Suspense Novel. This is book 2 in the Elizabeth and Richard Mystery series. Book 1 is SHADOW OF REALITY. * * *
Elizabeth and Richard want nothing more than a quiet, romantic honeymoon— with a touch of literary charm. So they have chosen the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Perfection. Until they find that Desdemona's brilliantly acted death scene wasn't acted and Elizabeth's costume designer sister and her actress roommate are terrified that they are slated to be the next victims.
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"A Midsummer Eve's Nightmare by Donna Fletcher Crow has all the elements of a throat-gripping, sleep-robbing thriller, while still wooing the reader with the tenderness of sweet romance. Set in the idyllic Southern Oregon town of Ashland, where bard-lovers abound, this is a charming page-turner that will keep readers on edge to the very end."
"Donna Fletcher Crow's A MIDSUMMER EVE'S DECEPTION Is a delight. Plenty of mystery amid the plays of Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon are a part of the charm of this well written novel with a nice balance of mystery and literature. Elizabeth and Richard are on a delayed honeymoon with no thought of anything more than spending time together. That is until Desdemona is truly dead at the end of the act. Lively, fast moving, full of dialogue sprinkled with quotes from Shakespeare, a delightful murder mystery that keep you guessing until the end."
* * * Shakespeare, Romance and Murder! Be sure to check out book 1 in the Elizabeth and Richard Mystery series, SHADOW OF REALITY. Enjoy this Romantic Mystery, A MID SUMMER EVE'S NIGHTMARE, book 2 in the Elizabeth and Richard Mystery series. * * *
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About Donna Fletcher Crow:
Donna Fletcher Crow, who lives in Idaho with her husband of 46 years, is the mother of four adult children, grandmother of 10 and author of thirty-some books, mostly novels dealing with British history. Her best known book is the epic historical novel Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England, which was awarded First Place, Historical Fiction, by the National Federation of Press Women.
After almost 10 years in the publishing wilderness Donna is reentering the fray with The Monastery Murders, a series of ecclesiastical mysteries featuring Felicity Howard, an American woman studying for the Anglican priesthood in a monastery in remote Yorkshire. When Felicity's favorite monk is bludgeoned to death she finds herself learning about a lot more than theoretical theology. A Very Private Grave, the first in the series will be released by Monarch Books (Lion Hudson) in May 2010 in the UK and next Sept. in the US by Kregel Books.
She says, "I write historical novels and contemporaries that draw heavily on historical background, because I believe it is vitally important that we not loose touch with our rich historical heritage. Those who have gone before us have worked too hard and suffered too much to preserve the privileges we enjoy for us to forget their stories. Reading of the triumphs of the faithful in ages past can inspire and strengthen us for our own challenging times."
Donna is an enthusiastic gardener, enjoying the challenge of growing an English cottage garden in the Idaho desert.
She also enjoys drinking tea with family and friends and hearing from her readers.