Donna Fletcher Crow

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Donna Fletcher Crow (born 1941) is mystery writer known for historical Christian fiction.[1][2][3][4] She lives in Boise, Idaho, but sets much of her work in England.[2][4]


Crow was born in Nampa, Idaho in 1941.[5] She was an only child and grew up learning to ride horses.[3] Crow participated in competitive riding, winning the titles of Snake River Stampede Rodeo Queen in 1959 and Miss Rodeo Idaho in 1960,[6] and she was a runner up in the Miss Rodeo America 1960 competition.[3] Crow graduated from Northwest Nazarene College with a bachelor's in English literature in 1964 and afterwards, she taught English and drama in high school.[5]

Crow founded an alternative Wesleyan-Anglican church called Epworth Chapel on the Green.[3]


Crow promoted her nonfiction book, Recipes for the Protein Diet in 1972.[7] A reviewer for the Idaho Free Press felt that there was good variety among the recipes and the pictures were realistic and "mouth-watering."[8]

Crow's novel, Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England, won the best historical novel of 1992 from the National Federation of Press Women.[5] Her work has been compared to Veronica Black and Carol Anne O'Marie by Library Journal.[9]


The Monastery Murders

The Elizabeth and Richard Mysteries

  • A The Shadow of Reality (2010)
  • A Midsummer Eve's Nightmare (2010)
  • A Jane Austen Encounter (2013)

Lord Danvers Mysteries[edit]

  • A Most Inconvenient Death. Moody Press. 1993. ISBN 9780802427106. 
  • Grave Matters. Moody Press. 1994. ISBN 9780802427113. 
  • To Dust You Shall Return (1995)
  • A Tincture of Murder (2012)

Epic Novels[edit]

  • Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England (1992)(new ed. 2013)
  • Glastonbury: A Novel of the Holy Grail (ebook) (2012)
  • The Fields of Bannockburn: A Novel of Scotland from Origins to Independence (1996)
  • The Banks of The Boyne: The Generations of Northern Ireland (1998)

The Virtuous Heart Series[edit]

The Daughters of Courage[edit]

The Cambridge Chronicles[edit]

  • A Gentle Calling (1994)
  • Treasures of the Heart. Crossway Books. 1994. ISBN 9780891078074. 
  • Where Love Begins (1994)
  • To Be Worthy (1994)
  • Encounter the Light. Crossway Books. 1997. ISBN 9780891078760. 
  • Where Love Calls. Crossway Books. 1998. ISBN 9780891079989. 


  • The Castle of Dreams (1992)

Serenade Romances[edit]

  • Love Unmerited (1986)
  • The Desires of Your Heart (1985)
  • Greengold Autumn (1984)

Choose Your Own Adventure[edit]

  • General Kempthorne's Victory Tour (1987)
  • The Evil Plot of Dr. Zarnof (1983)
  • Mr. Xanthu's Golden Scheme (1985)
  • Professor Q's Mysterious Machine (1983)


  • Seasons of Prayer: Discovering the Riches of the Church Year Through Classic Prayer (2000)
  • The Frantic Mother Cookbook (1982)
  • Recipes for the Protein Diet (1972)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Fantastic Fiction website (accessed 19 July 2008)
  2. ^ a b Garnett, Lynn (5 December 2012). "Lion Hudson Launches Christian Fiction Imprint". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ryan, Erin (3 December 2002). "DONNA FLETCHER CROW: Rodeo-Queen, Writer and Religious Pioneer". Boise Weekly. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "WEDDINGS; Catherine C. Huse, Preston F. Crow". New York Times. 30 July 1995. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Pippen, Carol Lawson (2007). Guide to Literary Masters & Their Works. Literary Reference Center – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Author of All-Protein Cookbook Likes to Cook, Must Diet". Eugene Register-Guard. 2 August 1972. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Bird, Annie Laurie (29 July 1972). "Recipes for the Protein Diet Compiled by Former Nampan". Idaho Free Press. Retrieved 26 May 2016 – via 
  9. ^ Hill, Nanci Milone (15 February 2012). "A Darkly Hidden Truth". Library Journal. 137 (3): 92. Retrieved 26 May 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). 

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