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Shadow of Reality epub

by Donna Fletcher Crow


Shadow of Reality epub

ISBN: 0982770529

ISBN13: 978-0982770528

Author: Donna Fletcher Crow

Category: Bibles

Subcategory: Literature & Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: StoneHouse Ink (December 6, 2011)

Pages: 194 pages

ePUB book: 1580 kb

FB2 book: 1672 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 377

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Good luck! This is a great mystery book by Donna Fletcher Crow. I had never read any of her books before this one. She makes you think to try to figure out who really is the culprit. The details of the setting, clothing, as well. Title: The Shadow of Reality Author: Donna Fletcher Crow Publisher: StoneHouse Ink Pages: 194.

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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

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. This is the first of Donna Fletcher Crow's books I have read, and I'm looking forward to the next in the Elizabeth and Richard series

Richard made a few notes as he went, but Elizabeth read several pages without finding anything interesting.

Richard made a few notes as he went, but Elizabeth read several pages without finding anything interesting e second, and half a degree every hour after that to the temperature of its environment. Well, I don’t know that that’s too helpful. She made a face and read on in silence. The clock on the mantle chimed the half hour before either of them spoke, then Richard broke the silence, There’s some interesting stuff here

Donna Fletcher Crow (born 1941) is mystery writer known for historical Christian fiction. She lives in Boise, Idaho, but sets much of her work in England. Crow was born in Nampa, Idaho in 1941.

Donna Fletcher Crow (born 1941) is mystery writer known for historical Christian fiction. She was an only child and grew up learning to ride horses. Crow participated in competitive riding, winning the titles of Snake River Stampede Rodeo Queen in 1959 and Miss Rodeo Idaho in 1960, and she was a runner up in the Miss Rodeo America 1960 competition.

Donna Fletcher Crow is author of more than forty 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. Books by Donna Fletcher Crow. An Unholy Communion (The Monastery Murders Donna Fletcher Crow. ISBN: 978-1-78264-004-2 Publisher: Lion Fiction. Book Release Date: March 1, 2013. A Darkly Hidden Truth (The Monastery Murders Donna Fletcher Crow

Donna Fletcher Crow has created her own niche within the genre of clerical mysteries. Book 2: The Shadow of Reality Elizabeth and Richard at a Dorothy L Sayers mystery week high in the Rocky Mountains.

Donna Fletcher Crow has created her own niche within the genre of clerical mysteries. Crow gives us, in three extremely persuasive dimensions, the world that Dan Brown merely sketches. Crow is the leading practitioner of modern mystery entwined with historical fiction. Book 3: A Midsummer Eve's Nightmare Elizabeth and Richard honeymoon at a Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Book 4: A Jane Austen Encounter A second honeymoon visit to Jane Austen's homes turns deadly.

Written by Donna Fletcher Crow, narrated by Bushra Laskar. The Shadow of Reality was based on a murder weekend my husband and I attended at Mohonk Mountain House high in the Hudson River Valley in New York and uses my love of the work of Dorothy L. Sayers as a background. When the play-acting embroils Elizabeth in a real murder the lines between reality and fantasy blur dangerously.

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The Shadow of Reality was based on a murder weekend my husband and I attended at Mohonk Mountain House high in the Hudson River Valley in New York and uses my love of the work of Dorothy L. Sayers as a background. When the play-acting embroils Elizabeth in a real murder the lines between reality and fantasy blur dangerously.
This is the first of Donna Fletcher Crow's books I have read, and I'm looking forward to the next in the Elizabeth and Richard series. The author based the story on a murder mystery weekend that she and her husband attended, and also used the style of mystery writer, Dorothy L. Sayers, in this book.

Although the year is 1990, the murder mystery is supposed to be in 1934, and the participants are encouraged to dress in 1930's style fashions. Elizabeth's wardrobe fit the time period perfectly as she and her team try to solve the fake murder in the beautiful Eyrie House stone castle in Colorado. What everyone didn't count on was a real murder occurring and the lines between fiction and reality becoming blurred.

I liked this book a lot, and besides the mysteries there is romance and a bit of religion worked in, and I think the author did a very good job of incorporating good choices of Scripture in place as thoughts the characters had when they most needed it. I loved the descriptions of the 1930's fashions. Both Elizabeth and her friend, Richard, are very likeable characters, and I can't wait to see what mystery they get themselves mixed up in next.
I read this book after meeting Donna Fletcher Crow at the Jane Austen Society of North America's Annual General Meeting in Washington DC. She is very personable! I really got into her whole series, living the Elizabeth and Richard Series straight through. I'm now on to read the Lord Danvers series! Donna knows the details of each period of English history she writes about. I find it very enjoyable to read books on that period where the facts and details are clearly known. I highly recommend her books!
Shadow of Reality is an interesting mystery that's a mental challenge to keep up with. You have two mysteries going on. There's the "real one" and the mystery weekend our heroine went to participate in, while at the same time she's falling in love with two different men.

There are some slow moments in the course of the book, and while I'd gotten a hunch as who the killer was early on, the final solution was surprising for the intricacy of the solution.

The romance angle wasn't my cup of tea, but it didn't hinder the mystery. As the book goes on, it actually increases the suspense as it intersects with the mystery.
What a cool book! If you love mysteries, then this is for you! It's a double whammy! A Mystery within a mystery! And I loved it...and went out to order the next in series... Thanks so much to the author who has brought her earlier books to us through ebook editions!

The author notes that she and her husband attended a mystery weekend and got the idea and then used one of her favorite authors, Dorothy L. Sayers, as background to her story. When I first started reading mysteries, gothic and crime novels, I had read Sayers, but, that's been a long time ago! So I was pleased to be reminded of this English author's work... I thought it was interesting that Crow chose to have a man and woman go to the mystery weekend, just as she had really done with her husband. I'm pretty sure, though she doesn't say, that there was not a real murder that time...

Elizabeth Allerton and Richard Spenser worked together at a local college and were close friends. So close that Richard routinely sought her hand via a marriage proposal that Elizabeth routinely laughed at...but at the same time, thought nothing about asking Richard to go away for a week with her. Of course, to a mystery week! Elizabeth was often trying to persuade Richard to read more mysteries, which was her passion, and she had recently taught her new course, mystery writing, to a sellout crowd of students. She was excited because Sir Gavin Kendall was going to be there--an expert in mysteries that followed the style of Dorothy Sayers.

Richard probably wouldn't have gone if he had known that when Elizabeth set eyes on Sir Gavin, she immediately saw the man of her dreams! He was everything that she had ever dreamed that the man she would love would be...And it seemed to be mutual...

They were quickly placed in a small group, with which they would work during the week. After their meal, she had looked up and saw Sir Gavin, who would be working with her group and who was also a character in the murder mystery. In fact, it turned out that he had been engaged to the woman who had been murdered!

I must admit that the whole adventure of a mystery week is intriguing to me, so I thoroughly enjoyed the actual play and then the followup interviews with all the potential "murderers..." But that was not to be the only murder to solve...

That could not totally detract from what had happened to Elizabeth when she had entered her room there...It happened later because when she was first in the room, the door to the bathroom was stuck, and now it was ajar...

She had gone into her bathroom and saw a body! And promptly fainted!

When she woke up, she was told that the body had really been one of the actors and that they had since decided to eliminate that part of the mystery since she had reacted so violently. And so, the week continued, the mystery must be solved! And Elizabeth was enjoying having private times with Sir Gavin, while Richard had an admirer from their group that was quite willing to share some time with him!

And then jewelry was stolen from various guests!

As the week continued and the investigations became more involved, Richard and Elizabeth found themselves teamed in a search, and discovered the "dead body" (yes, the same man who she had seen in her bathroom) in another bedroom. Elizabeth was totally committed to finding out what had really happened, but as she tried to think through the mystery--then the clues of the fictional mystery would come to mind...It was fun to watch, fun to read...but not fun for her!

Clues, clues, clues--the characters in this story are soon involved completely, but were still committed to winning the prize for solving the week's mystery...Now police were involved, conducting their interviews, while the game participants continued to search for their guilty character! Confused yet? You should be because that's the fun of having a mystery develop within a mystery week! Right? Too confusing for you? Then you're really not a mystery fan...LOL...and, all of this occurred well before all the magic of CSI and its scientific evidence. These clues went all the way back to the basics, but Elizabeth knew what she was doing... maybe too much...

I think it is important to highlight the type of book this is since it is a perfect example of the length and structure of earlier mysteries written as gothic romance/suspense...I grew up on this type of book; but there is quite a difference in later works of Donna Fletcher Crow. A Very Private Grave is a complex in-depth historical mystery that responds to today's demand for more narrative and descriptive material on characters and setting. So recognize what you are buying in this later edition of an earlier published book. If you enjoy both, fine, but do recognize the two for distinct periods in publishing...In my opinion, Crow has steadily responded to the desires of her fans in writing both types of books... Her later, more contemporary books are excellent as well!

Highly recommended for those who enjoy the game of mystery solving...

GABixlerReviews
Do you love Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers? If so, you'll love Donna Fletcher Crow's delightfully English mystery set in Colorado's heart of America. There's romance, fashion (some old, some new), great characters, a touch of history, a touch of England and a touch of faith as well, as the protagonist tries to balance a desire for love with a desire for fictional romance, and the author balances past and present in two fascinating mysteries.

I particularly enjoyed the strong viewpoint of the main character. Everything is seen through her eyes while the reader thinks wait a minute... and maybe... longing for the best for her yet gradually fearing the worst.

The author has a pleasingly light touch with all aspects of this tale, creating a thoroughly absorbing sense of time(s) and place, and somehow keeping a huge cast of characters and players all delightfully instantly recognizable. The celebration starts with a murder (or was it accident?) played out on stage, and the weekend starts with mystery. Delicious meals are shared in intricate period costumes while diners discuss their opinions of the case. Meanwhile the protagonist's conflicting emotions play out through wonderful external and internal dialog.
I'd not read anything of Donna Fletcher Crow's before this, but I think I might be hooked. And yes, I do love Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers.

Disclosure: I met the author on facebook and can't remember how I acquired the book.