A Very Private Grave

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Lion Hudson PLC, Jan 4, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The first in a new series set in an ancient monastery and featuring Felicity Howard, candidate for Anglican ministry. 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 in northern England and southern Scotland. The narrative skillfully mixes detection, intellectual puzzles, spiritual aspiration, romance, and the solving of clues ancient and modern. The book is in the same genre as Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, the novels of Kate Charles and Julia Spencer-Fleming and P. D. James' Death in Holy Orders. This is the first in a series of priest/sleuth novels featuring Felicity Howard and Fr. Antony.

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User Review  - GunnarGrey - LibraryThing

15% in, the body's in place, the chase is on, and I don't give a damn what happens to the main characters. If that changes (and it might be my mood) I'll return. If it doesn't— Read full review

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User Review  - Storeetllr - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this mystery novel set in and around the monasteries of England, but I just could not manage it. This is a particular disappointment to me since I love early medieval history, and the ... Read full review

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Donna Fletcher Crow is author of more than 35 Christian novels, published mainly by Crossway and Moody Press. She has twice won first place in the Historical Fiction category, National Association of Press Women, and has been a finalist in the ‘Best Inspirational Novel’ category, Romance Writers of America. She is a member of The Association of Christian Writers and Sisters in Crime.

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