An Unholy Communion by Donna Fletcher Crow | Kindle Fire Giveaway and Blog Tour

Welcome to the world of Donna Fletcher Crow and her latest in the Monastery Mystery series.  Ingeniously plotted by a master of contemporary suspense, An Unholy Communion weaves Great Britain’s holy places and history with an intricate mystery that will keep readers guessing to the very end.

Donna Fletcher Crow is celebrating the release of An Unholy Communion with a Kindle Fire Giveaway.

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  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Books 1-3 in The Monastery Murders series by Donna Fletcher Crow

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{More about An Unholy Communion}

The newest offering in The Monastery Murders series.

Following the ancient tradition, ordinands from the College of the Transfiguration gather at first light on Ascension morning to sing their praises from the top of the college’s tallest tower. Not one to miss any liturgy, Felicity finds herself swept up in worship as she listens to the timeless words. But her delight quickly turns to horror when a black-robed body hurtles over the precipice and lands at her feet. Her investigative instincts immediately kick in when she sees a double-headed snake emblem clutched in the lifeless hand. Was this suicide? Or murder?

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Donna Fletcher Crow

{More About 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.

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Myth and holiness, wild nature and tourism, art and prayer run in parallel, and capture the imagination. . . . A thrilling amateur investigation takes us into the timeless zone of greed and goodness.” — Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield

Donna Fletcher Crow has created her own niche within the genre of clerical mysteries. —  Kate Charles, author of Deep Waters

Donna Fletcher Crow gives us, in three extremely persuasive dimensions, the world that Dan Brown merely sketches. — Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong

With this book, Crow establishes herself as the leading practitioner of modern mystery entwined with historical fiction. . . . You won’t need a bookmark—you’ll read it in a single sitting. — Mike Orenduff, author of The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein



    This is one of those books that I really wanted to like. I fully enjoy mysteries, and Christian mysteries are often quite intriguing. The idea of this taking place in Wales made this even more intriguing. Or so I hoped it would be. And the blurb completely captured my attention.

    Written by My Devotional Thoughts on May 12, 2013 | e
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    Donna Fletcher Crow has put together another masterpiece in her third installment of The Monastery Murders entitled An Unholy Communion. With love and suspense we are taking away to another time.

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on May 11, 2013 | e
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    This was a good mystery! I like that the book started with such a bang. The characters stayed true to the series, they develop further and get more interesting. I liked the investigator’s comments toward Felicity. The author does a great job of making you feel like you are in the story instead of simply reading it.

    This one was a 4/5. Really good continuation of this series!!!

    Written by AShley’s Bookshelf on May 10, 2013 | e
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    I liked reading a story that was of another denominational church rather than the usual Christian fiction books. I knew little about the Anglican Church when I began reading this story.

    Written by A Well-Watered Garden on May 10, 2013 | e
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    The synopsis of the book is very enticing! And sure enough 4 pages into chapter one it happens! A body! We are thrust right into the action with a mystery in the opening pages. Murder or Suicide is now what we must read on to figure out! The book is full of religious history and it is obvious that the book, times, methods, ordinals, and sacraments have been thoroughly researched.

    Written by Regina’s Family Seasons on May 9, 2013 | e


    Not only does Donna Fletcher Crow write wonderful mysteries, but she also combines the mystery with tons of English and Scottish history. In The Monastery Murder series, she focuses primarily on church history in the British Isles. Felicity and Antony, the primary characters, are well-developed characters who are flawed like any of us. I like that they grow a little more in each book. In An Unholy Communion, the author treats us to great characters, a great plot, and yet another wonderful mystery. Well worth reading the entire series if you love suspense mixed with history.

    Written by The Writer’s Tool on May 9, 2013 | e
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    I am a huge fan of historical fiction and mystery, so when an author combines both genres, I am usually guaranteed it`s going to be a great read! And I was not disappointed in the third book in this series by author, Donna Fletcher Crow.

    While I have not read the first two books in the series it was okay. An Unholy Communion stood out as a stand-alone novel and I was so impressed that I am going to go back and read the rest of the series.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on May 8, 2013 |e


    Loved when the three nails are found, what they symbolize you will need to read the book. Head into a really good historical mystery. You will find that this is a very well researched book. It is also the third book in the series, and although it can be read alone, I would recommend you get to know everyone, and read the first one!

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on May 7, 2013 | e
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  • The characters were likeable and I really enjoyed reading about the Welsh countryside (and food!). The retreat centre where the characters spend a week after the pilgrimage sounds amazing and beautiful, I would love to stay there. Crow does an excellent job of bringing the setting to life and made me want to visit a part of the UK I’ve never really considered.Written by Suzannesaphone on May 6, 2013 | e

    I enjoyed the authors way of talking and how she made me at times feel like I was right there with the characters.

    Written by The World As I See It on May 5, 2013 | e
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    Deep and symbolic, An Unholy Communion gives me chills because of the truth that it could actually happen. If you are a fan of Frank Peretti novels and other stories of spiritual warfare, this will be right up your alley!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on May 5, 2013 | e
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    A gathering on Ascension morning to sing praises sounds wonderful to Felicity; an absolutely wonderful way to start the day. As the songs and worship fill the air, something more sinister is happening above them. A body falls over the precipice and lands at Felicity’s feet. Was this accident, suicide, or murder? In this third installment of her “Monastery Murder Series,” Donna Fletcher Crow provides the clues and the answer.

    This is an interesting book full of not only the story Ms. Crow has written, but also British history. It definitely adds more life and truth to the lines in the book.

    Written by Donna Safford on May 4, 2013 | e
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    Having never read a book by Donna Fletcher Crow, I was very excited to get the opportunity to review what has turned out to be a page-turner and a half. While the background is solidly rooted in the Catholic faith (hence The Monastery Murders), I feel AN UNHOLY COMMUNION has universal appeal. There are Catholic offices practiced throughout the book, and the leader of the intrepid group of pilgrims is a Deliverance Minister of the Catholic Church. Yet one is drawn into the story effortlessly, and soon becomes one of the pilgrims as well. AN UNHOLY COMMUNION is Book Three of The Monastery Murders series, and while references are made to the previous books, this book easily stands on its own. The characters are refreshing, true to life, and true to themselves throughout the book. (cont)

    Written by Laura Hilton on May 3, 2013 | e
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    This is the first book in the series I have read, but it did not leave me wondering who the characters were or what was going on. After seeing a friend fall to his death, Felicity and Antony go on a pilgrimage to try and forget about things. The only thing is, trouble seems to be following them. Antony and Felicity will have to remain strong and keep the faith to make it through. I really enjoyed the characters and the descriptions of all the historic places was so good, it was like I was going on the pilgrimage with them!

    Written by Hey Lorri on May 2, 2013 | e
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    Ms Crow certainly knows her craft well. She is an astute student of British History and incorporates it fluently into her story. Although I did not read the first two novels in this series, Ms Crow’s description and characterization is so well done that it read as a stand alone novel. I’d be interested in going back to book one and following Felicity’s story from the beginning. I appreciated the glossary of terms included at the beginning of the book as well as the maps. Ms Crow expertly combines historical fiction and modern mystery and provides her readers with a story easy to get lost in!

    Written by Jennifer McIlwain on April 30, 2013 | e
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    This is the first book in the series that I have read. I have never read a book that had this type of setting or so much detail about the monastery. It was a little confusing at times, but thrilling and interesting to read! This book digs deep into the darkness of demons and cults, and proves that Christ is the only One to run to. A lot of research went into this book and I think I could read it again and pick up more details that I could have missed. Very impressive read, it can be read alone, but I think I would like to read the previous two books in this series.

    “I received this book for free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review”.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on April 29, 2013 | e
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    I very rarely read murder mysteries, but I wanted a change in what I was reading. So I chose this one to read and review. Donna knows what she is doing by writing this type of genre. This was a page turner!!!
    All the main characters and all those in this story were very relatable and believable. Although this is not a true story while reading it you think it is. There are many twists and turns and surprises!!! This is not a gruesome story even though it is a murder mystery, which I do not like when books go into the murder too deep. I would like to get the 2 books before this one in this series because I really enjoyed reading it. Donna has written a very wonderful mystery for all to read and share!
    I recommend this book to teenagers and up!!!
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    Written by LyonsLady on April 29, 2013 | e
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    I appreciate the level of craftsmanship and meticulous detail that went into this mystery. The series also boasts a couple of endearing sleuths, Felicity and Father Antony–who, in this book, are newly engaged.

    I wanted to like this mystery more than I did. It has all the makings of a book I’d love: a foreign setting (a Welsh one at that), the masterful weaving of historical fact with fiction, an eerie mystery, ancient Christian themes. But I’m wondering if perhaps this book attempts too much. The historical detail, which is wonderful, slows the pace of the mystery. I got impatient with the long digressions into historical backstory. I also needed to feel more was at stake for the main characters. It wasn’t until the very end that I sensed any real risk to their well-being.

    Written by Story Matters on April 29, 2013 | e
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    I’m happy to get back to The Monastery Murders. Donna Fletcher Crow has come up with a very interesting series. Murders with romance on the side.

    Written by sunny island breezes on April 29, 2013 | e
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    I love the vivid details Donna gives of the setting and the time era, and it clearly shows the extent of research she does for her books. The only thing for me was that it took me a while to get into the story, but after several chapters, the book had my full attention!

    If you enjoy a good clean thriller, you will enjoy An Unholy Communion.

    Written by Joy Hannabass on April 26, 2013 | e
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    Ms. Crow has successfully blended history, religious history and mystery into a wonderful stew that will keep you guessing right up to the very end. Felicity and Father Antony are up there in great partners in crime-think Nick & Nora Charles or Jonathan & Jennifer Hart. Donna Fletcher Crow has created two very unique characters that get along so well together and make such a special team in investigating murder.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on April 26, 2013 | e
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    This is book 3 in the series (following A Very Private Grave and A Darkly Hidden Truth), and I can’t wait to go back and read the previous two books! As you know I love historical novels, and this book is the perfect blend of history, religious history and mystery! The author did a LOT of research in bringing forth the religious and cultural history of Wales, and interlacing it into the story frame.I read this book in one sitting, which I had not planned to, but it was just SO much of a roller-coaster ‘what is gonna happen next’ read, that I did! The religious part is very well done, and it is very much a story of the battle of good and evil in modern society as well!

    If you like historical fiction and mysteries, you might find yourself totally enchanted with this book and the characters

    Written by Bless Their Hearts Mom on April 26, 2013 | e
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    Drawn to Donna Fletcher Crow’s “An Unholy Communion” because it promised an intriguing plot, I was disappointed with the seemingly forever walking journey that seemed to take as long to travel in the book as it would physically.

    Written by I am believing God on April 26, 2013 | e
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    A Great book for mystery lovers who like their mysteries with alot of mystery and not to much violence or sex. This book is meant to be savored.

    Written by A Room Without Books is Empty on April 25, 2013 | e
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    I so enjoyed seeing Felicity and Antony’s relationship grow closer. Donna’s research is outstanding and detailed. There is a ton of interesting things to learn in this book. I really like how she has the character of Antony relate history to his listeners “as if they were there.” I also found it touching the reverence the couple showed toward their God and how they practiced their faith diligently. They really put their heart into each ceremony, service or station. One thing that I would have found helpful was a pronunciation key for the Welsh words. Donna puts so much effort and high quality research into her books, that I always learn something new. I know Donna is hard at work on Antony and Felicity’s next mystery, A Muffled Tolling. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series being released!

    Written by Seeking with All Yur Heart on April 25, 2013 | e
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  • testWritten by Lead Hen on April 25, 2013 | e

    With subtle clues and wonderful descriptions, one can get swept away in trying to figure out the mystery. I have read all the books in the series and have nothing but praise for Donna Fletcher Crow’s attention to detail and lively characters.

    Written by Just One More Paragraph on April 24, 2013 | e
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    There are a few things I absolutely loved about An Unholy Communion. I liked the way the author brought the past into the present, especially through the story telling of Father Antony. The description of Wales of today contrasted with the tales of Roman centurions, monks and common Welshman brought a wonderful depth to the story. I also liked the use of the paranormal in a way that left the reader, as well as the characters, trying to decide what was supernatural and what was the evil intent of flesh and blood. The mystery is a puzzle and the characters and the reader are given the clues at them same time. I like when I test my theories against those of the characters. The deep faith of the characters is also a wonderful addition.

    All in all a great novel for those who love mystery and history.


    Written by By The Book on April 24, 2013 | e
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    An Unholy Communion is the third book in The Monastery Murders series. The author Donna Fletcher Crow does a phenomenal job in her writing to create mystery and heartache. As a reader I felt Felicities pain when she thought she was going crazy. She knew that there was something not right in the spiritual realm, but how do you prove what you feel? In time her fiancé Antony discovers what she has believed all along to be true, proving that she is not insane.

    An Unholy Communion will keep you reading to the very last page, because you have to find out if good prevails.

    Written by The IE Mommy on April 22, 2013 | e
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    This book was truly a great mystery and had me guessing throughout the entire book. It was full of twists and turns and I learned a great deal of new information about the occult and spiritual warfare as well. The author most definitely did a lot of research and, although this book is a work of fiction, has included much fact in here so that it is not only a fun read but also a learning experience

    Written by Through-My-Is on April 21, 2013 | e
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    …I found this story being very interesting for the historical aspects of Welsh history, Saint Non, mother of St.David. I feel that the author did an amazing job with historical details while keeping the mystery and not having the story getting too bogged down with historical facts. I enjoyed the book immensely so much that I have ordered the first two books in the series so I can get caught up in the lives of Felicity and Father Anton and I look forward to reading the fourth book in the series.

    Written by Celticlady’s Reviews on April 19, 2013 | e
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