Shadow of Reality

Shadow of Reality

by Donna Fletcher Crow



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Shadow of Reality by Donna Fletcher Crow

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982770528
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

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.

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Shadow of Reality 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, fun to read!
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Karmen Ailes More than 1 year ago
Big on mystery, maybe a little too complex for me. Good plot, but I would like to have seen a little more romance. Not the book for you if you are looking for quick, light read.
teacozy More than 1 year ago
This books draws you into a mystery within a mystery. Imagine being trapped inside a mansion with a band of mystery lovers and suddenly finding yourself caught up in a real mystery and a real murder. Add romance and you'll be in for an enjoyable read that will be activate your 'little gray cells'.