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by Verity Press, June 2018. ISBN: 978-1-72066677-6 (PB)
Really enjoyed reading this - it
flows along beautifully. Elizabeth is staying with a friend in New
England, so she can do research for her Ph D dissertation on writer Elswyth
Thane. She has corresponded with the writer for years and is using that
correspondence as a basis but needs to build the corroborative evidence around
it. Unfortunately, the writer died before Elizabeth could meet her in person.
story begins with a bang when she is visited by the local sheriff to be accused
of careless driving when exiting a space in a car park. She manages,
however, to begin her research and meets Richard whose grandmother was a friend
of Elswyth. Richard is friendly at first but reveals great opposition to
Elizabeth writing anything about Elswyth. There is a mystery connected
with Richard’s past which Elizabeth wants to solve.
happen in a spiral of slightly strange events culminating in an amazing
reappearance. Elizabeth’s research proves crucial in an investigation.
The story really involves the reader and the mysteries are cleverly
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
Fletcher Crow is an accomplished writer with several series and standalone
books. This book is the first of a series.
Donna Fletcher Crow is
a former English teacher and a Life Member of the Jane Austin Society of
America. She is the author of 50 books, mostly novels dealing with British
history.The award-winning Glastonbury, A Novel of the Holy Grail, an Arthurian grail search epic covering
15 centuries of English history, is her best-known work.She is also the author of The Monastery
Murders: A Very Private Grave, A Darkly
Hidden Truth and An Unholy Communion
as well as the Lord Danvers series of Victorian true-crime novels and the
literary suspense series The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries. Donna and her
husband live in Boise, Idaho.They have
4 adult children and 12 grandchildren. She is an enthusiastic gardener.
my reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my
15 years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands & the USA but
occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.