Friday, June 12, 2015

Giveaway - The Religious Connection Mysteries

This week, I'm giving away two mysteries with a religious connection. In fact, Donna Fletcher Crow, the author, is actually giving away the copy of her book, A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary, the latest in her popular Monastery Murders series.

Oxford’s muffled bells toll another death. Can Felicity prevent the next one?  A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary is a gripping contemporary suspense story set against the background of Oxford’s rich history. Could the Medieval Latin document Felicity is translating for the good sisters at the Convent of the Incarnation have anything to do with the repeated attacks?

Translating an ancient document in an Oxford convent should be a harmless venture, but Felicity just can’t seem to avoid danger. It’s hardly Felicity’s fault, though, that severed body parts start showing up in ancient holy reliquaries. Or that Felicity and one of the nuns is assaulted. Then Antony arrives in Oxford with a group of students and is disconcerted to learn that Felicity has forged an uneasy friendship with his estranged sister. The family situation is further complicated when Antony is obliged to rush to the bedside of his dying uncle in Blackpool. The exultation of All Saints’ Day plunges to the anguish of grief on All Souls’ when Felicity encounters yet another body. Who will be the next victim of the murderer stalking the shadows of Oxford’s hallowed shrines?

I also have a copy of G.M. Mallet's Max Tudor mystery, A Demon Summer. Tudor is a retired spy turned vicar. No one finds it surprising that someone tried to poison Lord Lislelivet. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. When the powerful Lord complains to the local bishop, he asks Father Max Tudor to investigate.

Which mystery would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject line should read "Win A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary" or "Win A Demon Summer." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please. The giveaway will end next Thursday, June 18 at 6 PM CT.


Donna Fletcher Crow said...

Lesa, what an honour to be in the same giveaway with G.M. Maillet. I'm a huge Max Tudor fan. Thank you so much for sharing Newly Crimsoned Reliquary with your readers.

Lesa said...

Donna, Thank you for sharing it the audience, and giving away the copy. I can tell readers appreciate it. They're certainly entering the contest. Thank you!

Donna Fletcher Crow said...

Great! Can't wait to see who wins!

Lesa said...

I'll let you know tonight, Donna!