An Unholy Communion Paperback
The Monastery Murders Series | Book 3
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An Unholy Communion
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An Unholy Communion is the 3rd installment in the Monastery Murders series by Donna Fletcher Crow, following the young Felicity Howard’s adventures at the College of the Transfiguration.
When a body hurtles over the precipice and rolls to her feet, Felicity’s life takes a sinister tumble. Father Antony immediately recognises the black-hooded body as ex-student Hwyl Pendry. Failing to see anything but a tragic suicide, the police dismiss any chance of murder but Felicity finds the strange emblem of a double-headed snake in the bodies hand and begins to unravel the sinister and dangerous truth.
Set in Wales & England, the exciting series twists and turns through gripping storylines and loveable characters that many find difficult to put down.
An Unholy Communion by Donna Fletcher Crow was published by Lion Hudson in March 2013 and is our 22051st best seller. The ISBN for An Unholy Communion is 9781782640042.
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An Unholy CommunionDiane Morrison, via The Good Book Stall
This is the third novel in the Monastery Murders series, the first two of which I have not read. It stands well on its own, though it would still be preferable to read them in order for a better understanding of how the characters got to where they are now. The suspense builds well as we follow engaged clerics Andrew and Felicity, still reeling from the violent death of a colleague, shepherding a group of young people on a pilgrimage through sights of historical and spiritual significance in Wales, all the while dogged by odd, unexplainable and increasingly menacing occurrences. Since almost all the characters are previously unknown to each other, everyone can - and does - seem suspicious at one time or another. It is perhaps inevitable that some of the teenagers are somewhat stereotypical and I found the continual swapping of viewpoint distracting, but these are minor quibbles in a well-written and solidly grounded mystery. The author has managed to make her main protagonists both likeable and realistic, which is no mean feat. I shall certainly be looking out for other Monastery Murders.
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Father Antony recognizes the corpse as Hwyl Pendry, a former student of his, who has been serving as Deliverance Minister in the diocese of St. David's. The police ignore the strange emblem of a double-headed snake curling across a triangle Hwyl clutched in his hand and label the death a suicide. But Hwyl's widow is convinced otherwise, and pleads for Felicity and Antony to help her uncover the truth.
Matters grow murkier as Felicity and Antony, leading a youth pilgrimage through rural Wales, encounter the same sinister symbol of a double-headed snake on their travels. Lurking figures follow the group. Then one of the young people is found face-down in a well...
"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.
"Donna Fletcher Crow has created her own niche within the genre of clerical mysteries." - Kate Charles.
"Donna Fletcher Crow gives us, in three extremely persuasive dimensions, the world that Dan Brown merely sketches." - Timothy Hallinan.
"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.
Details for An Unholy Communion
|Page last updated||31st January 2016|
|Author / Artist||Donna Fletcher Crow|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (March 2013)|
|Edition||1st New edition|
|Number of Pages||386|